General Information

Redemption information and amounts for properties sold at tax sale can be found on the Data page. Redemptions can only be made by the defaulting taxpayer, a lien holder, or an agent for either one and is calculated, approximately, as follows:

 1st Quarter  October – December  Interest is 3% of the winning bid
 2nd Quarter  January – March  Interest is 6% of the winning bid
   March 17th  The current year’s taxes are added
 3rd Quarter  April – June  Interest is 9% of the winning bid
 4th Quarter  July – September  Interest is 12% of the winning bid
   July 1st  A title search fee of $250 is added
   September 1st  $50 Treasurer fee is added to the current year’s taxes

Real Property

Real property sold at tax sale has a redemption period lasting twelve (12) months and one day from the date of the tax sale. If a property is redeemed, the bidder will be notified by mail. At that time, the bidder must return the Temporary Tax Sale Receipt to the Treasurer's office for a refund of the bid, deed preparation fees, and applicable interest. An example of a real property redemption is provided here.

Mobile Home

Mobile homes sold at tax sale also have a redemption period lasting twelve (12) months and one day from the date of the tax sale. However, delinquent taxpayers wishing to redeem their mobile home must also pay rent to the winning bidder. An example of a mobile home redemption is provided here. If a property is redeemed, the bidder will be notified by mail. At that time, the bidder must return the Temporary Tax Sale Receipt to the Treasurer's office for a refund of the bid, deed preparation fees, and applicable interest. Please contact our office to confirm redemption amounts for mobile homes.

Personal Property

Personal property sold at tax sale does not have a redemption period. A bill-of-sale is issued to the winning bidder the day of the tax sale.

How to Redeem Property

Redemption information and amounts for properties sold at tax sale may be found online or by contacting our office. If the redemption payment will be made near one of the dates listed above, it is recommended that the taxpayer confirm the amount due with our office prior to making payment. Partial payments are not accepted.

Redemption payments are accepted in-person or by postal mail and must be made in guaranteed funds. Acceptable payment types include cash, cashier’s check, money order, and credit or debit card.

Failure to Redeem Property

If a property is not redeemed, a delinquent tax sale deed is issued to the successful bidder within 90 days of the end of the redemption period. The deed will be recorded with the Beaufort County Register of Deeds and may take four to six weeks from the time the deed is submitted.

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