Contact Info
Hayley S. Wood
Delinquent Tax Collector
P.O. Box 1049
100 Hillcrest Square, Suite E
Laurens, SC  29360
Phone: 864-984-4742
Fax: 864-984-3922
Email: hwood@co.laurens.sc.us
Office Hours:

Tax Sale Registration Information

Freedom of Information

Freedom of Information Act Request Form 

Instructions to File a Tax Overage Claim

Tax Sale Overage Claim Form 

Tax Sale Overage List

Current FLC List

FLC Property Deeded to Laurens County

 

 

 

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.  

This site hopefully answers general questions concerning the tax sale process, as well as, overage and bidder information. 

Hayley S.  Wood
Laurens County
Delinquent Tax Collector
hwood@co.laurens.sc.us
 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q.  When will the next Laurens County Tax Sale be held?
A.  Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Q. Where is the tax sale held and what time does it begin?
A. Laurens County Courthouse, located at 200 Courthouse Public, Laurens, SC, in the upstairs courtroom on  Wednesday, December 15, 2021, beginning at 9:00 a.m. 

Q. Can you send me a list of the properties that will be available for sale?
A. 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 24, 2021.

Q. Do I need to register for the sale and is there a fee for this?
A. All bidders have to be pre-registered for the sale by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 14, 2021. There will be NO BID REGISTRATIONS excepted the day of the sale (December 15, 2021). 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, 2021.

Q.  What form of payment do you accept?
A. 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.

Q. What happens to the liens that are not sold at the auction?
A. 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 the Current FLC List in the right hand navigation on this page.

Q. Can I bid without attending (via mail, or a representative)?
A. Bidders or a representative must be present the day of sale.

Q. What happens if I am the successful bidder?
A. 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.