Information Regarding Your Real Estate Taxes
Real Property tax notices are mailed to the owner of record October 1st of the given tax year. Payment is due in full on or before January 15th of the following year. Other tax notices mailed in October in addition to real property tax notices include: mobile homes, watercraft, outboard motors, documented vessels, aircraft, furniture-fixture-appliance-equipment (FFAE), S.C. Department of Revenue and campers.
Tax notices are mailed to property owners according to the address on file with Lexington County.
Review tax notice thoroughly before paying.
Pay the tax notice:
The total tax payment is due by January 15th. If payment is postmarked after January 15th penalties accrue on the following dates: January 16, February 2 and March 17. Please contact our office or refer to the tax notice to obtain the correct amount due.
Installment Payments of Real Property Taxes
Lexington County taxpayers have the option to pay real property taxes (land, building, and mobile home) by installments on properties not already included in an escrow arrangement. An installment election is NOT allowed for personal vehicle, boat/motor, or real property paid through escrow. Those electing to participate will make five (5) payments in advance based on the previous year's tax amount. The balance due will be billed by November 15th of the tax year.
Note: Once a taxpayer enrolls in the installment program, they will automatically enrolled in the
program each year. Written consent is required if the taxpayer wishes not to participate in future years.
Helpful information and Useful Hints
Always review your tax notice and make address corrections before paying.
Contact the Lexington County Tax Assessor (803) 785-8190 for the following:
Contact the Lexington County Auditor (803) 785-8181 (Prompt #2, Prompt #8) for the following:
Always include the bill number on check.
Always include the tax bill with payment.
The Lexington County Treasurer's Office will mail a tax receipt upon payment to the address on the tax notice.
TAX MAP NUMBER -- A ten (10) digit number that is assigned for property identification and location.
BILL NUMBER -- A number assigned to each notice and is used when posting payments and making references.
S.C. Department of Revenue
S.C. Department of Natural Resources
Penalty Appeals Board Hearings
If your tax notice has accrued penalties and fees and you believe Lexington County is at fault, you have the right to appeal these fees. Please contact the Treasurer’s Office at (803) 785-8217 for information on how to submit your written appeal request along with any documentation to substantiate your claim. Penalties will accrue during the appeal process if full payment is not received. Should the Lexington County Treasurer’s Office decide in your favor, a refund will be issued for penalties paid.