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Homestead Exemption
Do I qualify for the Homestead Exemption?

You may qualify if you are...

  • age 65 on or before December 31, preceding the tax year in which you wish to claim the exemption
  • totally and permanently disabled
  • legally blind;
  • the surviving spouse of a qualifying applicant

Applicants Must Be

  • a legal resident of South Carolina for at least one year on or before December 31, preceding the year for which the exemption is claimed.

AND

  • hold fee simple title or partial title to your house or mobile home or certain life estates or other proper titles as of December 31, preceding the year for which the exemption is claimed.
How do I apply for the Homestead Exemption?

Applications may be made at any time of the year, at the Office of Real Property Services, Suite 1000 County Square, 301 University Ridge, Greenville S. C.

When applying you must submit the following:

  • Proof of Residency, such as your SC driver's license, SC Identification Card, or SC Resident Tax Return
  • Proof of Age such as birth certificate or SC driver's license
  • If you are applying because of disability or blindness, you must submit your certification indicating the original award date from the State or Federal agency that had authority to make the declaration.

For additional information you may call 864.467.7300.



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