To fairly and equitably apply the constitutional and legislative duties of this office for the purpose of timely producing a certified assessment roll that meets all the requirements of the State over-site agencies.

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The Real Property Service’s Office values over 110,000 properties in Berkeley County. The department analyzes, researches, and processes deeds and plats annually to keep its database up to date. All functions are mandated by South Carolina Code of Laws with oversight from the Department of Revenue.

Berkeley County Reassessment Program
Real Property Services (Assessor) Office has implemented the 2019 Reassessment program. State law requires each County to Reassess all property every five years (South Carolina Code of Laws 12-43-217). We last reassessed in 2019.

Reassessment Years
1981 | 1985 | 1999 | 2004 (delayed) | 2009 | 2014 | 2019 | 2024 |

Assessments and Taxation
Property taxes continue to represent the main source of revenue for school districts, special tax districts and local government under the taxing authority established by the State of South Carolina. Property taxes fund schools, libraries, law enforcement, courts, jails, emergency medical services, and other public safety services. Consequently, the Real Property Service’s Office provides an essential function for all taxing entities in the County that rely on the annual property assessments our department generates.

The respective budgets for each entity (School, County, Municipality) are divided by their appropriate assessments to establish a millage rate. The millage rate is then applied back to each property to generate a tax bill. Each entity sets their budget and millage.

  • Appraise Real Property & Manufactured/Mobile Homes in Berkeley County except real property that is assessed by the Department of Revenue (e.g. manufacturing facilities)
  • Reappraise and reassess all property every five years in accordance with Section 12-43-217 of SC Code of Laws. Next Reassessment program is 2024.
  • Appraise property accurately and fairly using the fair market value
  • Accept & process appeals of values generated by this office
  • Transfer ownership of real property through recorded deeds
  • Review & qualify properties for Legal residence Special Assessment and Agricultural Use
  • Process Rollback taxes for changes in use from Agricultural to alternate use and provide Rollback estimates upon request
  • Provide property record cards (sketch of buildings & other related information)
  • Measure & appraise new construction and new parcels for tax purposes
  • Maintain & process Multiple Lot Discount, Home Owners Associations, Builder/Developers Discount, Commercial ATI Exemption and Active Military Residential Exemptions
  • Change mailing addresses for real property & mobile home owners as requested
  • Represents the County in real property & mobile home value appeals to the Board of Assessment Appeals and the South Carolina Administrative Law Court

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Berkeley County Accepting Special Assessment Tax Credit Applications

Berkeley County Accepting Special Assessment Tax Credit Applications

Jenna Ley JamisonJan 2, 20242 min read

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – (Tuesday, January 2, 2024) – Berkeley County Real Property Department is currently accepting applications for the 4% Special Assessment Tax Credit for Legal Residence, Active Duty Military and Agriculture Property. The deadline to apply or file…

Berkeley County Announces Holiday Hours and Closures

Berkeley County Announces Holiday Hours and Closures

Jenna Ley JamisonDec 11, 20232 min read

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – (Monday, December 11, 2023) – All Berkeley County Government offices will be closed Friday, December 22 through Tuesday, December 26. Normal hours will resume on Wednesday, December 27. Offices…

Berkeley County Encourages Public to Report Storm Damage

Berkeley County Encourages Public to Report Storm Damage

Jenna Ley JamisonAug 31, 20232 min read

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – (Thursday, August 31, 2023) – Berkeley County Government is encouraging any resident or business that sustained storm damage from Idalia to report it online HERE or via the Citizen…

Berkeley County Prepares for Impacts from Idalia, Update #3

Berkeley County Prepares for Impacts from Idalia, Update #3

Jenna Ley JamisonAug 30, 20235 min read

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – (Wednesday, August 30, 2023) – As Idalia approaches, Berkeley County remains under a Tropical Storm Warning, which means Tropical Storm force winds are possible within the next 36 hours,…

Berkeley County Prepares for Impacts from Idalia, Announces Closures, Update #2

Berkeley County Prepares for Impacts from Idalia, Announces Closures, Update #2

Jenna Ley JamisonAug 29, 20234 min read

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – (Tuesday, August 29, 2023) – Berkeley County Emergency Management officials and leaders are continuing to monitor Hurricane Idalia, set to make landfall early Wednesday as a category 3 storm…

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