Delinquent Tax Collector - Dorothy W. Coates
Abbeville County Courthouse
901 W. Greenwood St., Suite 1100
Abbeville, South Carolina 29620
|Phone: (864) 366-5312 Ext. 54
Fax: (864) 366-8988
Monday-Friday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: When do taxes go delinquent?
A: Each year taxes go delinquent March 17th unless it’s falls on a holiday or weekend.
Q: There are several owners of our property. Can I pay my share and the other owners pay their share?
A: Abbeville County does not accept partial payments. There will be one tax notice mailed to the person listed as the contact person, and it is up to the discretion of the various owners as to how to pay the notice.
Q: I did not receive a tax bill for my real estate. Can I have the penalties taken off?
A: The only time we can request that the Auditor abate a penalty is when there is direct evidence that there has been an error on the part of the county.
Q: When is your county tax sale?
A: The tax sale is usually held every year on the first Monday in November.
Q: I bought my property this year, but the tax bill has the name of the person I bought the property from instead of my name. What should I do?
A: The tax notices are mailed according to the owner or of record as of January 1st of each year. The tax notice will show your name starting the following year.
Q: My property was sold at the tax sale. What can I do to reclaim it?
A: You may redeem your property by paying to the person officially charged with the collection of delinquent taxes, assessments, penalties and cost, together with 3%, 6%, 9% or 12% interest.
Q: How can I find out which properties will be sold at the delinquent tax sale?
A: Properties classified as delinquent will be advertised in The Press & Banner for three consecutive weeks prior to the tax sale each year.