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 our Appraisal staff is currently working hard to add newly completed structures to the tax rolls.  This process requires us to make field inspections to collect and confirm real property data.  Our inspections of residential properties are limited to the exterior of the structure.  Therefore, it is not necessary for anyone to be present for the inspection.  However, commercial properties may require an interior inspection.  The Assessor is required to appraise and list real property to the tax rolls annually.  This program is required by the South Carolina Code of Laws Section 12-37-90. 

From the time your property is added to the tax rolls, the appraisal does not change unless there is an assessable transfer of interest, there is a change to the property that will affect the market value (such as a new structure, an addition to an existing structure, the removal of a structure, a change in the use of land) or a reappraisal program.  

According to schedule, reappraisal for Spartanburg County will be implemented in 2023.  

For more information, select the 2023 Reappraisal tab on this page.

The Deadline to appeal is December 20, 2023.

Filing an appeal does not extend the time to pay your tax notice. The 2023 Tax Notices are due by Tuesday, January 16, 2024; tax notices unpaid after this date will incur penalties for late payments.

The tax notice must be paid by the due date. Penalties will apply if the tax notice is not paid by the date indicated on the notice. Upon resolution of the appeal, an adjusted tax notice will be prepared and the difference if any, will be refunded or billed accordingly.

Upon receipt of your 2023 change of assessment notification or 2023 tax notice, please review the document to insure the property classification is correct. Please contact my office immediately if your property classification is incorrect.

 Property Classification Assessment Ratio Jurisdiction
 Owner Occupied Legal Residence Real Property 4% County Assessor
 Agricultural Real Property of Individuals 4% County Assessor
 Agricultural Real Property of Certain Corporations 6% County Assessor
 Other Real Property 6% County Assessor

If you are eligible for the owner-occupied legal residence special assessment or the agricultural use special assessment and fail to file the proper application, your tax liability may be over three times higher because it will be classified at the other real property rate. Failure to apply in a timely manner will very likely 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. The 2023 tax year deadline to apply for the legal residence special assessment and the agricultural use special assessment is January 16, 2024. 

Tax notices and any subsequent mailings will be mailed to the last known address as indicated by the assessor records. It is the 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. 


Robert E. Metts, Jr. 
County Assessor