Why did the Treasurer send my bill to the wrong address?
The Treasurer does not maintain property or owner records. The Assessor maintains Land & Buildings records while the Auditor maintains Personal Property and Vehicle records and these records are dependent on taxpayers to notify their offices of changes in address.
How do I apply for high mileage discount on my vehicle?
To apply for a high mileage appeal, mail or bring a signed statement with mileage to the Auditor's Office before the due date.
How do I apply for Senior Citizen Discount on vehicle renewal fees?
If you are paying by mail, send a statement with your social security number requesting a senior citizen discount. We will complete and mail your application to the Department of Motor Vehicles. If you qualify, DMV will issue you a refund check. If you pay in person, notify the person posting your payment that you would like to apply for the Senior Citizen Discount. Discount is for discounted registration fees only, not taxes.
Why am I being charged taxes for the vehicle I just purchased? The dealer told me he would take care of tags and taxes
The dealership is allowed to pick up your tags on a vehicle without paying local property taxes. When the dealer states that they are taking care of your taxes, they are referring to sales tax, which is paid at the local Department of Motor Vehicles.
Why did the Treasurer raise my taxes?
The Treasurer does not determine property tax amounts. The amount of tax money needed is decided by each of the area's taxing authorities. The Assessor's Office determines appraisal values for real property while the Auditor calculates the tax.
Where does the Treasurer invest funds, and what are the constraints on investment of County monies?
Sections 12-45-220 and 6-5-10 of the S.C. Code of Laws limit the Treasurer as to where public funds may be invested. These code sections allow investment: a) in obligations of the United States and its agencies within the United States that are fully guaranteed by the federal government; b) in bonds or certificates of indebtedness of the State of South Carolina and its agencies; c) in shares of any building and loan association insured by an agency of the United States; and d) with banking institutions of South Carolina.
Can I make a partial payment for my tax bill?
No. South Carolina state law does not allow the Treasurer to accept partial payments for individual tax bills
If I mail my payment, how do I receive a paid receipt?
After your payment is processed, we will mail your receipt to the mailing address listed on the tax bill. If you filled out the change of address information attached to the remittance, we will send the receipt to the new address indicated on the form.
How can I make my payment?
Checks or money orders made payable to Darlington County Treasurer can be mailed to:
Darlington County Treasurer, 1 Public Square, Room 203, Darlington, SC 29532
The Treasurer's Office accepts cash, checks, debit/credit card and money orders. There is a surcharge involved with paying by credit card.