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Location:
Administration Building
Main Level, Suite 800
366 North Church St.
Spartanburg, SC 29303

Hours:
8:30 - 5:00
Monday - Friday

Department Head:
Earl N. Alexander, II
(864) 596-2544 (Phone)
(864) 596-2223 (Fax)
assessor@spartanburgcounty.org

 

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Office of Assessor

Dear Spartanburg County Citizens,

As your Spartanburg County Assessor, it is my privilege to share with you the latest available Spartanburg County real property information. Therefore, I want you to know that the 2013 reappraisal appeal period ended on December 13, 2013.

Any appeal received after December 13, 2013 must be processed for the 2014 tax year in accordance with the South Carolina Code of Laws Section 12-60-2510 (A)(3) which states, "In years when there is a notice of property tax assessment, the property taxpayer, within ninety days after the assessor mails the property tax assessment notice, must give the assessor written notice of objection to one or more of the following: the fair market value, the special use value, the assessment ratio, and the property tax assessment."

My office has currently processed 99% of the real property appeals that were submitted during the 2013 reappraisal appeal period. As of March 18, 2014, we have processed over 9,600 of the appeals that we received. It is our goal to complete the 2013 tax year administrative appeal process by March 28, 2014.

Once the appeal process is complete, members of my office will be out measuring and listing new construction for the 2014 tax year. The staff members will be wearing county uniforms, driving county vehicles, and will have their county identification badge on their possession.

My office has also started our monthly mailings of the Owner Occupied Legal Residence Special Assessment applications and the Agricultural Use Special Assessment applications. If you are eligible for these special assessments and fail to complete and return the applications along with the supporting documentation, the allowable tax relief cannot be applied to the original tax bill that will be issued this fall. Failure to return these applications may delay a revised tax bill beyond December 31st, it will disrupt payments and balances of escrow accounts with your mortgage company and it will affect the county's total assessment base, which is used to calculate millage rates.

Tax notices and any subsequent mailings will be mailed to the last known address as indicated by the assessor records. It is taxpayer's responsibility to notify the Assessor's Office of mailing address changes and property classification changes.

Please feel free to contact me - or any member of my staff - if you have questions.

Sincerely,

Earl N. Alexander, II
County Assessor
 
THE DEADLINE TO APPEAL WAS DECEMBER 13, 2013
Filling an appeal did not extend the time to pay your tax notice. The 2013 Tax Notices were due by Wednesday, January 15, 2014; tax notices unpaid after this date will incur penalties for late payments.
 
The information on these web pages is a brief description of the everyday duties in the Spartanburg County Assessor's office. If you need more information, please feel free to call or come by our office. We are located in downtown Spartanburg in the County Administration Building Room 800.