Mission
The Beaufort County Treasurer’s Office, professionals serving with innovation and enthusiasm.


Purpose
The Treasurer, an elected official, serves as the County’s chief banker and investment officer and has the statutory responsibility of collecting all real, personal and motor vehicle property tax revenues, as calculated by the Beaufort County Auditor, on behalf of the County, school district, municipalities and other taxing authorities within the boundaries of Beaufort County, and manages the disbursement of collections. The Treasurer also serves as a depository for Beaufort County Government, its departments, and the Beaufort County School District. Lastly, it is the responsibility of the Treasurer to record the aforementioned activity in the general ledger. All of this while offering quality customer service and maximizing the County's financial resources through effective management of funds and minimization of costs.

The Beaufort County Treasurer’s Office is the only department that impacts every taxpayer in Beaufort County.

Other responsibilities of the Treasurer’s Office include:

  • Pursue delinquent tax collections
  • Generate refund checks to taxpayers as a result of overpayments, adjustments, exemptions, etc.
  • Assist in the process of debt issuance and debt issues for the County, fire districts and school district
  • Invest funds that are not needed for immediate disbursement to generate additional revenues in the form of interest earnings
  • Provide tax information to the public and legal professionals

Treasurer’s Office Facts

  • Has an operational budget of approximately $1.984 million, funded through ad valorem tax revenues, as appropriated by County Council, and delinquent fees
  • Processes over 400,000 payments per year
  • Registered over 240 delinquent tax sale bidders for the last two years
  • Collected over $21 million and $40 million from the delinquent tax sale in 2014 and 2013, respectively
  • Processes approximately 300 deposits per month on behalf of other Beaufort County Departments
  • Manages over 50 bank and investment accounts
  • Mails over 430,000 tax notices every year
  • Receives up to 12,000 phone calls per month through our internally-staffed call center
  • Manages over 300 active bankruptcies
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