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 Procedures

Freedom of Information

Freedom of Information Act Request Form 

Bidder Registration 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.  December 3, 2018

Q. Where is the tax sale held and what time does it begin?
A.  Check the Laurens County Advertiser and the Clinton Chronicle for location and time.

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 or the Clinton Chronicle.

Q. Do I need to register for the sale and is there a fee for this?
A. All bidders are encouraged to pre-register for the sale.  View Bidder Registration Form Here or come by the office and fill out a form.

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 Current FLC List Here.

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.