Online Property Auction
Properties available for an immediate issuance of a Tax Title will be auctioned online using a timed bidding process through Meares Auction Group beginning on Monday, July 31, 2017, at 8:00 a.m. EST and ending on Thursday, August 10, 2017, at 12:00 p.m. EST. Deed preparation and recording fees will be included in all sales transactions. A list of properties available for bid and additional information can be found on the Meares Auction Group website.

General Information

The Forfeited Land Commission is made up of a committee consisting of the Beaufort County Treasurer, Auditor, and Register of Deeds in accordance with South Carolina State Statute 12-59-10. The Forfeited Land Commission is the governing body with regard to disposal of each property being in the best interest of the taxpayers of Beaufort County.

Properties become part of the Forfeited Land Commission when they have been advertised and presented for auction at the annual tax sale but did not receive bid activity above the minimum bid.  The property then reverts to the Forfeited Land Commission as the legal owner of said property after the end of the redemption period. This redemption period runs for one year and one day from the date of the tax sale at which the property was originally auctioned.

Properties owned by the Forfeited Land Commission may be bid upon during the redemption period but cannot be deeded until after the redemption period has ended. If a property’s redemption period has ended, it may be sold and deeded immediately.

A list of properties available for bid is available on our Data page.

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