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Tax Collector

Tax Collector

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Darlington County Tax Collector

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Mission Statement:

The Darlington County Tax Collector's key function is the collection of Delinquent Taxes, which includes Real Estate, Merchants Inventory, Mobile Homes, Boats and the filing of Bankruptcies.

General Information:

The Darlington County Delinquent Tax Sale on Real Estate and Mobile Homes is held in December beginning at 10 a.m. in the gym at Darlington Middle School, 150 Pinedale Drive, Darlington, SC 29532. For the specific date, please call the Tax Collector's office at 843-398-4170.

  • Real property and mobile homes to be sold is advertised in the Darlington News & Press. The ad runs for three consecutive weeks 3 weeks prior to our Delinquent Tax Sale for real property and two consecutive weeks 2 weeks prior to the sale.
  • Bidders cannot register on the day of the sale. Registration will open in October.
  • Individuals cannot make payment on their delinquent taxes the day of the sale, if that parcel is up for auction. Everything has to paid by 5:00 p.m. the day prior to the Tax Sale.
  • All bids must be paid in full by 5:00 p.m. the same day with cash, cashier's check or money order. A receipt will be issued for each bid. If the bid is not paid that day, a fine of $500 (per unpaid bid) will be charged.
  • You must wait one year and one day before receiving a Tax Deed or Title to the land or mobile home on which you bid. Please note that a Tax Deed is not a Warranty Title. It takes a few months to get the new deeds together and ready for the successful bidder.

Taxes are turned over to the Tax Collector for collection on March 17. Cost are added to the taxes and a 15% penalty at this time.

Any delinquent taxes must be paid before current tax payments are accepted. Delinquent taxes are paid at the Delinquent Tax Collector's Office on the second floor of the County Courthouse, Room 207.

Staff Members:

  • Mae Helen Burch - Tax Collector
  • Maryann Boone - Tax Clerk
  • Carolyn Hawkins - Tax Clerk

The Tax Collectors office is open Mondays to Fridays 8:30 am. - 5:00 p.m. (Excluding holidays)
Phone: 843-398-4170  or Send Email


1 Public Square, Room 207
Darlington, South Carolina  29532
Phone: 843-398-4170 

Mae Helen Burch
Tax Collector
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Maryann Boone
Tax Clerk
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Carolyn Hawkins
Tax Clerk
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