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Real Property Department

Phone numbers:
(843) 719-4061 (Moncks Corner)
(843) 723-3800 (Charleston)
(843) 567-3136 (St. Stephen)

E-mail

Fax: (843) 719-4271

Office Hours: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Monday through Friday

Location:
1003 Highway 52
Moncks Corner, SC 29461


Mailing address:
P.O. Box 6122
Moncks Corner, SC 29461

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Welcome to the Berkeley County Real Property Department

Wilson Baggett, Director

Mission Statement
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.

The Real Property Service’s Office values over 83,000 parcels and 13,000 manufactured homes 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.

Legal Residence Exemption Compliance Audit

Berkeley County has contracted with Tax Management Associates, Inc. (TMA) and LexisNexis® Risk Solutions to audit legal residence exemptions being granted to taxpayers in the county. The goal of the program is to recover lost property tax revenue by discovering and collecting on improperly claimed exemptions. Read more...


Berkeley County Reassessment 2014

Real Property Services (Assessor) is reviewing all properties in Berkeley County for the 2014 Reassessment program. State laws require each County to Reassess every five years (South Carolina Code of Laws 12-43-217). We last reassessed in 2009.

To assure our records are accurate, appraisers from Berkeley County will be visiting all properties over the next twelve to fifteen months. The appraisers will be wearing a County ID badge with photo and driving a County car with a County seal. The appraiser may need to measure the exterior of your structure/s and take photos.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and we appreciate your understanding.

Department Functions

FAQ’s

Reassesment Years

2014 2009 2004 (delayed) 1999 1985 1981

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.

Budget divided by Assessments equals Millage Rate

Individual Assessment times Millage equals Tax Bill

 
 
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