The Office of Delinquent Tax Collector in Laurens County is under the general supervision of the County Treasurer and is operated by the appointed Delinquent Tax Collector.
On March 17th each year all delinquent taxes are turned over to the Delinquent Tax Collector for collection. The South Carolina state statutes prescribe the tax sale collection procedure in Title XII, Chapter 51. You may review that code section for the details.
Hayley S. Wood
Delinquent Tax Collector
Tax Sale Frequently Asked Questions
Wednesday, December 7, 2022
Laurens County Courthouse, located at 100 Hillcrest Square, Suite M Circuit Court (https://goo.gl/maps/jzcgAePPKz1pMjP79), Laurens, SC, on Wednesday, December 7, 2022, beginning at 9:00 a.m.
The list will be published in the Laurens County Advertiser and the Clinton Chronicle. You can view a PDF list at www.laurenscountyadvertiser.net/delinquent-tax-notices/ starting November 16, 2022.
All bidders have to be pre-registered for the sale by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, December 2, 2022. There will be NO BID REGISTRATIONS excepted the day of the sale (December 7, 2022). We will start the Tax Sale at 9:00 a.m. If you have not arrived by 9:00 am you will not be able to enter the sale. View the current Tax Sale Registration Information in the right hand navigation on this page or come by the office and fill out a form starting on November 1, 2022.
The bid must be paid in full at the end of the sale. We accept cash, postal money orders, cashier’s check, certified check, MasterCard, Discover, and Visa.
The opening bid is placed on behalf of the Forfeited Land Commission. If no other bid is received, the property may be available for assignment from the FLC. View Current FLC List by clicking here.
Bidders or a representative must be present the day of sale.
The county will issue the successful bidder a tax deed within 45 days of the end of the redemption period. The bidder is responsible for quieting the title. Please consult your attorney for this process.