Forfeited Land Commission Assignment
In accordance with South Carolina Code of Laws 12-59-80, the Delinquent Tax Collector will assign bids on behalf of the Forfeited Land Commission on properties from the 2016 Delinquent Tax Sale beginning February 1, 2017 through February 28, 2017.
- Bids are only accepted in person at the Orangeburg County Delinquent Tax Office located on the first floor of Orangeburg County Administrative Building, Room 108 1437 Amelia Street, Orangeburg SC 29116.
- If you are not a previously registered bidder from the December 5, 2016 tax sale, you must register in order to enter a bid.
- If you were a registered bidder at the December 5, 2016 tax sale it is not necessary to register again. Please provide the same bidder number assigned to you at that time.
- The FLC list will be available at www.orangeburgcounty.org/deltax. These properties were previously for sale on December 5, 2016 at the Orangeburg County Delinquent Tax Sale and Forfeited Land Commission is the successful bidder.
- All payments must be rendered at the time of assignment. Cash, Cashier Check, Money Order. No personal checks.
- The defaulting taxpayer, any grantee from the owner, or any mortgage or judgment creditor may redeem each item of real estate within twelve months from the date of the delinquent tax sale. Interest is due on the amount of the successful bid based on the month during the redemption period the property is redeemed. Redemption Interest Rate is: 3%, 6%, 9%, & 12%. The interest shall not exceed the opening bid submitted by the Forfeited Land Commission.
- If a mobile home is sold to a successful bidder, the defaulting taxpayer also must pay rent to the bidder at the time of redemption an amount not to exceed one-twelfth of the taxes for the last completed property tax year, exclusive of penalties, costs and interest. However, the monthly rental, when calculated as provided in this section, must not be less than ten dollars.
- The purchase of land with a mobile home as an improvement does not include the mobile home when title is transferred. Mobile Homes are sold separately.
- The redemption period will end on December 6,2017. If you are the successful bidder a tax title will be issued to you within 30-90 days after the end of redemption.
- If the official in charge of the tax sale discovers before a tax title has passed that there is a failure of any action required to be properly performed, the official may void the tax sale and refund the amount paid, plus interest in the amount actually earned.
- For the bidder’s own protection, it is recommended that professional advice be sought if there are any legal questions pertaining to the sale. The purchaser of the property acquires a title without warranty
- During the redemption period, successful bidders have no ownership rights to the property and have no right to enter the premises or contact the owner. Ownership rights are only transferred if the property is not redeemed and a tax title is recorded.
The Orangeburg County Forfeited Land Commission was created by Title 12, Chapter 59, of the South Carolina Code of Laws. It is the Commission’s responsibility to accept property for which there is no bid offered at the county tax auction.