**Due to COVID-19, social distancing will be in place.**
The Berkeley County Delinquent Tax Sale will be held on Monday, December 6, 2021 at the LowCountry Conference Center (Hilton Garden Inn/Homewood Suites) located at 406 Sigma Drive, Summerville, SC. beginning at 10:00 a.m. and ending at 4:00 p.m. that day. If additional days are necessary to complete the auction, an announcement will be made to that effect before the close of business. The sale on subsequent days (if necessary) will begin at 9:30 a.m. and end at 4:00 p.m. or earlier. The Mobile Home sale will begin after the Land Sale ends.
Payment of taxes prior to sale
All real property and mobile homes with delinquent taxes are subject to sale. All delinquent taxes, assessments, penalties and cost must be received and processed by the Delinquent Tax Office by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, December 3rd, 2021 in order to avoid property being auctioned for sale. No payments will be accepted the day of the tax sale.
No personal or company checks will be accepted after Thursday, September 30th,2021 since enough time must be allowed for the checks to clear the bank. Only cash, money orders, cashier checks, attorney’s trust/escrow account checks or credit/debit cards (with a.30 cents & 2.50% transaction fee) will be accepted for payment of taxes.
Advertisement of properties
Real and personal property must be advertised prior to the tax sale. The listing will be advertised in the Charleston Post and Courier and available online on the County website beginning Thursday, November 18, 2021, November 25, 2021, and December 2, 2021 in the name of the current owner and the defaulting taxpayer, defined by the South Carolina statute as the owner of record on December 31st of the year preceding the taxable year. The Mobile Homes will be advertised and available online for two (2) consecutive weeks, beginning November 25, 2021 and December 2, 2021.
Anyone who is interested in bidding shall register as a bidder with the Berkeley County Delinquent Tax Collector’s Office. Registration for in-person and online bidding will begin November 18 and end on December 2, 2021 at 5pm. Registration is being handled ONLINE ONLY.
If you are a spectator, televisions will be available outside the venue for viewing. Bidders must have a valid driver’s license or other acceptable valid government issued photo identification to be able to bid at our sale. Receipts and tax deeds will be issued in the name appearing on the bidder registration form.
There will be no bidder registration on tax sale day(s).