We encourage you to please pay by mail, online or by phone. The Treasurer's Office will be operating with social distancing restrictions in place until further notice.

For taxpayer convenience, the Treasurer’s Office has installed an after-hours Drop Box located near the Drive Thru window at the Administration Building. Citizens are urged to take advantage of this secure check payment drop-off option.

For more information regarding COVID-19 and Lancaster County Operations, go online to

Remittance payment address change for Property Tax Bills for the Lancaster County Treasurer 

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The remittance change is for Property Tax Bills only.(Vehicle Property Tax bills are not included in this change) 

If you mail a payment, make check payable to: Lancaster County Treasurer.


About the Lancaster County Treasurer's Office

The Lancaster County Treasurer's Office collects all current property taxes and acts as a banker for the County.

By law real estate and personal property tax bills have to be mailed 30 days prior to the due date. Taxes are due by January 15th without penalty unless the 15th falls on a weekend or holiday. If it falls on a weekend or holiday you will have until 5:00 pm the next business day to pay without penalty. After March 16th unless weekend or holiday they are turned over to the Tax Collector’s office @ 803-283-8885.

Motor Vehicle bills are mailed 30 days prior to bills being due and are due on the last day of the month. The decal will come from the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Office if you pay by mail, phone, or online within 7-10 business days. If you don’t receive the decal within 7-10 business days, please call DMV @ 1-803-896-5000.

If payment method is returned from the financial institution for any reason, there will be a return fee of $30.00 added. 

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Contact Information

Mailing Address:
Post Office Box 729
Lancaster, SC 29721

Carrie Williams Helms 

Deputy Treasurer
Adrienne Coleman

Office Manager
Melissa Craig

Clerk II - Lisa Hinson
Clerk II - Donna Deese 
Clerk II - Sheri Sistare
Bill Pay Information

Pay Bill Online

Other ways to pay:

  • Pay by phone at 1-888-525-3661
  • Pay by mail

Please note: Online and phone payments are not processed until the next business day. All processing fees are collected by the provider and do not go to the county.

If you are paying Delinquent taxes other than vehicles you would need to contact the Tax Collector's Office at 803-283-8885.

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