When a property auctioned at tax sale is not redeemed there may be an overage to which a delinquent taxpayer is entitled.

An overage exists when the winning bid amount for a property sold at tax sale exceeds the minimum bid.  If the property is titled to the successful bidder, the owner of record at the time the redemption period ends is entitled to the overage in accordance with South Carolina State Statute 12-51-130.

Overage funds will not be available for disbursement until approximately 90 days after the recording date of the delinquent tax sale deed. If overage funds are unclaimed for five years from the date of the tax sale, the funds are escheated to the general fund of the governing body.

Overage information for properties deeded after tax sale can be found on our Data page. The Beaufort County Treasurer’s Office is providing this information and will disburse overage funds free of charge.

This information is not being provided and cannot be used for commercial purposes in accordance with South Carolina State Statute 30-4-50. If you are a delinquent taxpayer who has been contacted by a company requesting payment to retrieve these funds on your behalf please contact us.

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