After teaming up with the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles, the Beaufort County Treasurer’s office is saving taxpayers $41,000 in postage costs.
"Our goal and responsibility to the taxpayers of Beaufort County is to be the most efficient and cost effective department we can be. We are excited about this new partnership with the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles and the significant cost savings this partnership will mean for Beaufort County. This is one of many ways we have reduced spending and we look forward to continuing to find new and innovative ways to save taxpayers' money”, said Beaufort County Treasurer Doug Henderson.
In this new collaborative effort, the SCDMV will mail one document that will contain both the customer’s vehicle registration and their vehicle property tax receipt. Previously, the Treasurer’s office and the SCDMV sent separate mailings, doubling the postage costs.
Beaufort County did have to pay a one-time fee of $1,836.63 to the SCDMV for development costs. In the future, Beaufort County will be responsible for ensuring SCDMV has accurate data on tax receipts, providing contact information for any taxpayer questions, and continuing to make duplicate receipts to taxpayers when requested.