Be sure to update change in your mailing address

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Carrie Helms

Every September, the Lancaster Treasurer’s Office mails out property tax bills for real estate (homes and commercial buildings) and personal property (boats, business furniture and equipment, manufacturing, etc.)
While nobody likes getting a tax bill, it’s important that they are sent to the correct address. More than one property owner has called to complain they didn’t get their tax bill and ended up paying their taxes late with penalties because the bill was sent to an old address.
The treasurer’s office mails the tax bill to the address on record with the county assessor’s office on real property, the auditor’s office or the S.C. Department of Revenue on personal property.
If you’ve moved recently but still own the property for which you’ve been paying taxes, please make sure that you have updated your mailing address. You can do this by calling the county assessor’s office at (803) 285-6964 and the auditor at (803) 285-7424.
If you need to change your address on your vehicle notice, it can be changed in the auditor’s office, (803) 285-7424 at the time of renewal if  you have changed it with the Department of Motor Vehicles. If you send the payment in to the treasurer’s office and have not changed it with the DMV, the auditor’s office will not be able to process your request. Your notice will be processed with the address shown on the bill. You need to have it changed at the DMV for it to be correct.
Visit the DMV website, www.scdmvonline.com, for address change.
The Lancaster County Treasurer’s Office is ready to help with your questions about your taxes. You can come by our office at the Lancaster County Administration Building in downtown Lancaster or call us at (803) 285-7939.
You can also find more information by looking up the treasurer’s website, www.mylancatersctax.org.

Carrie Helms is treasurer for Lancaster County.