South Carolina Property Taxes 2016 [Go To Different State]
South Carolina Property Taxes [Go To Different State]
The median property tax in South Carolina is $689.00 per year for a home worth the median value of $137,500.00. Counties in South Carolina collect an average of 0.5% of a property's assesed fair market value as property tax per year.
South Carolina has one of the lowest median property tax rates in the United States, with only five states collecting a lower median property tax than South Carolina.
South Carolina's median income is $52,001 per year, so the median yearly property tax paid by South Carolina residents amounts to approximately % of their yearly income. South Carolina is ranked 45th of the 50 states for property taxes as a percentage of median income.
The exact property tax levied depends on the county in South Carolina the property is located in. Beaufort County collects the highest property tax in South Carolina, levying an average of $1,319.00 (0.45% of median home value) yearly in property taxes, while Chesterfield County has the lowest property tax in the state, collecting an average tax of $293.00 (0.38% of median home value) per year.
For more localized property tax rates, find your county on the property tax map of South Carolina to the left or in the county list below. Jump to county list ►
South Carolina Property Tax Rates
Property taxes are collected on a county level, and each county in South Carolina has its own method of assessing and collecting taxes. As a result, it's not possible to provide a single property tax rate that applies uniformly to all properties in South Carolina.
Instead, Tax-Rates.org provides property tax statistics based on the taxes owed on millions of properties across South Carolina. These statistics allow you to easily compare relative property taxes across different areas, and see how your property taxes compare to taxes on similar houses in South Carolina.
The statistics provided here are state-wide. For more localized statistics, you can find your county in the South Carolina property tax map or county list found on this page.
|Median Property Tax||Percentage Of Income||Percentage Of Property Value|
|$689 (45th of 50)||1.32% (45th of 50)||0.5% (45th of 50)|
Are you paying too much property tax?
Statistics show that about 25% of homes in America are unfairly overassessed, and pay an average of $1,346 too much in property taxes every year.
We can check your property's current assessment against similar properties in South Carolina and tell you if you've been overassessed. If you have been overassessed, we can help you submit a tax appeal.
South Carolina Property Tax Calculator
While the exact property tax rate you will pay will vary by county and is set by the local property tax assessor, you can use the free South Carolina Property Tax Estimator Tool to calculate your approximate yearly property tax based on median property tax rates across South Carolina.
If you would like to get a more accurate property tax estimation, choose the county your property is located in from the list on the left. Property tax averages from this county will then be used to determine your estimated property tax.
Keep in mind that assessments are done on a property-by-property basis, and our calculators cannot take into account any specific features of your property that could result in property taxes that deviate from the average in your area.
Your county's property tax assessor will send you a bill detailing the exact amount of property tax you owe every year.
South Carolina Property Taxes By County
You can choose any county from our list of South Carolina counties for detailed information on that county's property tax, and the contact information for the county tax assessor's office. Alternatively, you can find your county on the South Carolina property tax map found at the top of this page. Hint: Press Ctrl+F to search for your county's name