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LEGAL RESIDENCEIf you are a resident of Hampton County and the home/mobile home you own and occupy is your primary legal residence, you may be eligible to file for a special assessment ratio that will reduce your taxes. An application must be filed with the Assessor before the first penalty date for taxes due.
Each homeowner is allowed an exemption of the home’s fair market value from property taxes for school operating costs. The amount of the savings will vary depending upon the millage rate for school operating costs in the school district where you live. The exemption applies only to your legal residence, not second homes, vacation homes, or rental homes.
MULTIPLE LOT DISCOUNTIf you owned undeveloped acreage that was subdivided into 10 or more unsold lots within a homogenous area, and the conditional or final plat was recorded with the appropriate county official on or before the December 31 tax control date, you may qualify for a discount in appraisal/assessment. Platted lots will not quality for this discount unless the property owner files a written application on or before May 1 of the current tax year.
The assessment notice is NOT a tax bill. The notice is simply to notify taxpayers of a change in their property’s value.
Tax bills are usually mailed in September/October and must be paid by January 15.
The assessment notice includes your market value, the new assessment value, the assessment ratio, number of acres or lots, location of property, tax map number and the appeals procedure.
If after receiving your assessment notice, you disagree with the new value assigned to your property, you have the right to appeal. An appeal must be filed in writing within 90 days of the date of the assessment notice. You must file your appeal with the County Assessor. Don't wait until your tax bill arrives to appeal your new value; it is then too late.
We provide advanced life support services 24/7 out of 3 stations; Hampton, Estill and Yemassee. Not all ambulances in our area are owned by Hampton County. Hampton County ambulances are clearly marked on the front, back and sides of the unit. Many of the ambulances operating in Hampton County are operated by a for profit private ambulance service.
For Residential yard debris call 1-800-986-5403
For all other burning call 1-800-777-3473
There will be a $ 10.00 Process Service Fee for all complaints served in addition to the filing fee. If you have any questions please call and the Civil Clerk will be glad to help.
Solicitor's Office1 Courthouse SquareHampton, SC 29924Phone: (803) 914-2175
BE SAFE WITH NEEDLES
Put a sticker (or label) on an empty bleach or detergent bottle. Place used needles or lancets inside the bottle. Put the cap on the bottle. When the bottle is 3/4 full, secure the cap tightly and throw the bottle into the trash. IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU ALWAYS REMEMBER TO PLACE A WARNING STICKER ON THE BOTTLE! For FREE stickers, call 1-800-285-5257 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, address and number of stickers requested.
If a take-back or mail back program is not available to you, most unused or expired medications can be disposed of in your household trash.
Here are recommended steps to follow:
* Remove your unwanted medication from the original container.
* Mix the Medication (do not crush tablets or capsules) with an undesirable substance such as cat litter, dirt, flour or used coffee grounds.
* Place the mixture in a container such as a sealed plastic bag or empty margarine tub.
* Throw the container in your household trash.
* DO NOT FLUSH OR POUR DOWN THE DRAIN. Keeping prescription and over-the-counter medication out of the environment is VERY important. After being flushed or poured down a drain, many medicines pass through sewer and septic systems. Because these systems cannot always treat or remove the medicines, they may end up in streams, lakes and groundwater. This can cause adverse effects in fish and other aquatic wildlife, as well as unintentional human exposure.
Recycling centers are closed on Christmas day.
There is no charge to citizens of Hampton County to use the 10 convenience site drop off center locations when delivering residential debris. Please refer to recyclables accepted page to verify the items that can be delivered to the sites.
Yes, only one. The Landfill center, located at 2360 Hopewell Road, is open from 1 P.M. to 7 P.M. on Sunday.
The Main Landfill is open Monday-Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, except on county observed holidays. All 10 convenience site drop off center locations are open Monday, Wednesday and Saturday, from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM, Land Fill Site is also open on Sunday from 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM (see #4) Christmas Day, December 25th is the only day the convenience sites will be closed. On all other county holidays, the sites remain on regular operating days.
Yes. Latex and oil paints are accepted for recycling. Please ask for appropriate drop off area and never place paints into the bins or compactor.
Bring them to the Landfill for disposal. The Landfill is located at 2310 Hopewell Road.
No. Large truck tires must be delivered to the main landfill.
Bring large tires to the main landfill for disposal. Large tires/semi tires are not accepted at the 10 convenience site drop off locations. There is a fee for large tires ($123 per ton) when such tires are brought to the landfill by Hampton County citizens or businesses, unless current paperwork showing that the SC state disposal fee has already been paid to the state for the amount of tires being delivered at the time of delivery. Note: the landfill does keep a copy of these records on file and the same paperwork cannot be reused.
High mileage adjustments made through the Auditor’s Office will not appear immediately online and may take up to 24 hours to process.
If you pay your vehicle taxes online but want to pick up your decal, please call (803) 914-2119 prior to coming into the Treasurer’s Office. Please note that decals will not be available the same day you make an online payment as it can take up to 24 hours for your payment to be reflected in the system.
The Treasurer’s Office is open from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Monday thru Friday.