Department Functions

  • Tax Collection and Investment of Funds
  • Tax Notification
  • Property Tax Refunds

The Treasurer's Office sends notifications for and collects real and personal property taxes including vehicles, and oversees their disbursement to county government, municipalities, schools and special taxing districts in Georgetown County. The Treasurer's Office also maintains records of revenues collected by these districts and invests any funds not immediately needed for disbursement.

The treasurer, an elected official, serves as the holding agent for funds of many county departments. These departments deposit their funds with the treasurer who invests these monies, along with tax collections, to generate additional revenues for the county in the form of interest earnings.

This Office Does

  • Provide notification of taxes due for both taxpayers and mortgage/taxing services
  • Deposit money received from other County departments
  • Generate refund checks to taxpayers for overpayments or other adjustments as determined by the Auditor or Assessor
  • Invest funds not needed for immediate disbursement
  • Act as a paying agent for bond and other debt issues for the County and special districts
  • Collect the annual renewal license fee on motor vehicles on behalf of the State of South Carolina
  • Provide tax information to the public and legal professionals

This Office Does Not

  • Set property tax rates or millage
  • Assess the value of property (See Assessor)
  • Determine the amount of taxes owed (See Auditor)
  • Make address or name corrections (See Auditor)
  • Create or change the assessment ration on real property (See Assessor)
  • Collect delinquent property taxes (See Tax Collector)
  • Resolve disputes over property appraisals or assessments (See Assessor)
  • Grant high mileage tax discounts on personal property vehicle taxes (See Auditor)
  • Grant homestead or other property tax exemptions (See Auditor)