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Property Tax Agricultural Qualification Procedures

Conway, South Carolina – The Horry County Assessor’s Office would like to remind citizens that a 6% assessment ratio is automatically applied to all agriculture property that changed ownership during the 2013 tax year.  If these properties will continue to be used as agriculture properties for the 2014 tax year the new owner will need to apply for the special assessment.

Owners are encouraged to apply for the agriculture special assessment by September 1, 2014, to have the special assessment reflected in their tax bills which will be mailed in October 2014.  The deadline for applications is January 15, 2015.

Agricultural real property shall mean any tract of real property which is used to raise, harvest or store crops, feed, breed or manage livestock, or to produce plants, trees, fowl or animals useful to man, including the preparation of the products raised thereon for man's use and disposed of by marketing or other means. It includes but is not limited to such real property used for agriculture, grazing, horticulture, forestry, dairying and mariculture.

In order to apply for the agriculture special assessment, property owners should download the Horry County Assessor’s application located on Horry County on Horry County Governments website.

The application may be submitted in person or mailed to the Horry County Assessor’s Office 1301 Second Avenue Suite 1CO8 Conway, S.C. 29526.  Applications cannot be emailed or faxed.

For more information contact the Horry County Assessor’s Office at 843-915-5040



Property Tax Legal Residence Qualification Procedures

Conway, South Carolina – The Horry County Assessor’s Office would like to remind citizens that a 6% assessment ratio is automatically applied to all property. If the residence will be a primary/legal residence, they may qualify for the lower 4% assessment ratio.

Owners are encouraged to apply for the 4% legal residence assessment ratio by August 1, 2014, to have the lower ratio reflected in their tax bills, which will be mailed in October 2014. The deadline is January 15, 2015.

In order to qualify for the 4% ratio, property owners should download the Horry County Assessor’s application located on Horry County Government’s website. Once the application is filled out, owners will need to provide documentation along with the application. Documentation includes:
  • South Carolina driver’s license or identification cards showing the current address for the owner(s) and spouse
  • South Carolina vehicle registration(s) showing the current address for the owner(s) and spouse
  • Most recently filed Federal and South Carolina income tax return for the owner(s) and spouse
  • South Carolina voter’s registration cards for owner(s) and spouse
  • If legally separated or divorced, court issued proof of legal separation or divorce
  • For members of the United States Military, copies of current orders and military ID
  • Other proof may be required as necessary
The application and supporting documents may be brought in person or mailed to the Horry County Assessor’s Office, 1301 Second Avenue, Conway, SC 29526. Applications cannot be emailed or faxed.

For more information, contact the Horry County Assessor’s Office at 843-915-5040.


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