Lancaster County, South Carolina - Assessor's Office
The Lancaster County Assessor is responsible for appraising real estate and assessing a property tax on properties located in Lancaster County, South Carolina. You can contact the Lancaster County Assessor for:
- Reporting upgrades or improvements
- Information on your property's tax assessment
- Appealing your property tax appraisal
- Checking the Lancaster County property tax due date
- Your property tax bill
- Paying your property tax
The Lancaster County Assessor's Office is located in Lancaster, South Carolina. Lancaster is the county seat of Lancaster County, where most local government offices are located.
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Lancaster County Assessor's Office Services
There are three major roles involved in administering property taxes - Tax Assessor, Property Appraiser, and Tax Collector. Note that in some counties, one or more of these roles may be held by the same individual or office. For example, the Lancaster County Tax Assessor may also serve as the Lancaster County Tax Appraiser.
- The Lancaster County Tax Assessor is responsible for setting property tax rates and collecting owed property tax on real estate located in Lancaster County.
- The Lancaster County Property Appraiser is responsible for determining the taxable value of each piece of real estate, which the Tax Assessor will use to determine the owed property tax.
- The Lancaster County Tax Collector is responsible for collecting property tax from property owners. They issue yearly tax bills to all property owners in Lancaster County, and work with the sheriff's office to foreclose on properties with delinquent taxes.
When contacting Lancaster County about your property taxes, make sure that you are contacting the correct office. You can call the Lancaster County Tax Assessor's Office for assistance at 803-285-6964. Remember to have your property's Tax ID Number or Parcel Number available when you call!
Please call the assessor's office in Lancaster before you send documents or if you need to schedule a meeting. If you have general questions, you can call the Lancaster County Courthouse at 803-285-1581.