How can a Property Owner Check or Challenge the Appraisal/Assessment of his Property
appraisal/assessments (real estate) and related ownership data are printed
by the computer both in ownership sequence and tax map number sequence.
These books are available for public inspection in the Assessor's Office
from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Under the provision of state law, the property owner may reasonably challenge
his appraisal/ assessment using the following procedure. (South Carolina
Department of Revenue 12-60-2520 as amended).
ninety (90) days after dated notice of reassessment, the property owner
or his agent must file a written objection with the assessor.
2) The assessor will conduct a field review and notify the property
owner of the results of review.
3) Within thirty (30) days of further objection, a conference will be
scheduled. The assessor, in turn, will request that you provide, within
thirty (30) days, additional data to help determine the value of your
4) After the field review has been completed, the Assessor will notify
you in writing of his finding. If you still disagree with the assessment,
you have thirty (30) days to file written notice of your request to
appeal your assessment to the Richland County Board of Assessment Appeals,
a member panel of Richland County citizens who shall serve as the final
local authority in such appeals.
5) An appeal submitted before the first penalty date (January 15th) applies
for the property tax year for which that penalty would apply. An appeal
submitted on or after the first penalty applies for the succeeding property tax year.