Auditor
Gwen S. Kinard

Physical Address:
County Administration Building
Room 125
57 Wall Street
Barnwell, South Carolina 29812

Normal Office Hours:
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Monday-Friday, excluding holidays

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 711
Barnwell, South Carolina 29812

 

Phone:
803-541-1040

The mission of the Auditor and staff of the Barnwell County Auditor’s Office is to provide the citizens of Barnwell County with accuracy and courtesy in the performance of their responsibilities. These responsibilities include the taxation of personal property such as, motor homes, campers, trailers, motorcycles, watercraft and watercraft motors, merchant’s furniture, fixtures, and equipment, aircraft, and manufacturer’s real and personal property.

The Auditor’s office also accepts and certifies homestead exemption applications. If you meet the following qualifications, you may qualify for an exemption from taxation of the first $50,000 appraised value of your legal residence:

  1. Hold complete fee simple title or life estate to primary residence.
  2. As of December 31 preceding the tax year of the exemption, you were a legal resident of South Carolina for one year.
  3. As of December 31 preceding the tax year of the exemption, you were 65 years of age, or were declared totally and permanently disabled by a state or federal agency having the authority to make such a declaration, or were legally blind as certified by a licensed ophthalmologist registered with the South Carolina Commission for the Blind.

Application for Certificate of Title and Registration for Motor Vehicle or Manufactured Home/Mobile Home

Other Links

 Details on the Homestead Exemption Program

 Details on Property Taxes