The Treasurer's Office collects real and personal property taxes which includes vehicles, watercraft, and motors, and oversees their disbursement to county government, municipalities, and schools. The Treasurer's Office also maintains records of revenues collected by these districts and invests any funds not immediately needed for disbursement. The treasurer, an elected official, serves as the holding agent for funds of many county departments. These departments deposit their funds with the treasurer who invests these monies along with tax collections, to generate additional revenues for the county in the form of interest earnings.

General Information

The Barnwell County Treasurer's Office makes every effort to produce and publish the most accurate information possible; however, this material may be slightly dated which would have an impact on its accuracy. Any errors or omissions should be reported for investigation. No warranties, expressed or implied, are provided for the data herein, its use, or its interpretation. The assessed values are subject to change before being finalized for ad valorem tax purposes. The information should be used for informational use only and does not constitute a legal document for the description of these properties. The Barnwell County Treasurer's Office disclaims any responsibility or liability for any direct or indirect damages resulting from the use of this data.

This Office Does

  • Collect tax payments on real and personal property, vehicles, watercraft, and motors
  • Deposit money received from other County departments
  • Generate refund checks to taxpayers for overpayments or other adjustments as determined by the Auditor or Assessor
  • Invest funds not needed for immediate disbursement
  • Act as a paying agent for bond and other debt issues for the County and special district
  • Collect the annual renewal license fee on motor vehicles and watercraft/motors on behalf of the State of South Carolina
  • Provide tax information to the public and legal professionals

This Office Does Not

  • Set property tax rates or millage
  • Assess the value of the property (See Assessor)
  • Determine the amount of taxes owed (See Auditor)
  • Make address or name corrections (See Assessor)
  • Create or change the assessment ratio on real property (See Assessor)
  • Resolve disputes over property appraisals or assessments (See Assessor)
  • Grant high mileage tax discounts on personal property vehicle taxes (See Auditor)
  • Grant homestead or other property tax exemptions (See Auditor)