Berkeley County will hold an overdue property tax sale; interested buyers must pre-register

BERKELEY COUNTY, SC (WCBD) – Berkeley County will soon auction properties that have not paid their 2020 taxes.

The delinquent property tax sale will take place in about a week, but county leaders said the deadline to register for the auction ends Wednesday.

“The tax sale is where we auction land and mobile homes in Berkeley County that haven’t paid property taxes on them,” explained Jenna-Ley Jamison, public information officer for the Berkeley County.

If you owe taxes, you can always pay your taxes to avoid a sale. They will first auction land or houses built on land, then mobile homes will be auctioned.

“If you want to prevent these items from being sold, you can pay your property tax on this 2020 tax year by December 3,” Jamison said.

This is the deadline in person or by mail. The county says you can also pay online until December 5. The auction will take place Monday at the Lowcountry Conference Center in the community of Nexton.

“You want to make sure you sign up if you want to participate. You can participate in person at the conference center or you can participate online. We had the online auction option last year, so this is year two in case you’re scared of COVID or being around people – you must register by Wednesday, December 1 at 5:00 p.m.

If you miss this deadline to register, you will not be able to bid on any of the properties in the auction.

“We do not register on the day of the sale. So if you’re not registered by tomorrow, you won’t be able to participate,” Jamison said.

Penny D. Jackson