Property Tax Refunds
In certain situations you may be due a property tax refund. The information below gives you the procedures to follow for obtaining a refund.
Note: There must be time remaining on the tag in order to be due a refund. If the tag has expired or is up for renewal no refund will be issued.
Tag Return for Sold or Traded Vehicle
The two items needed are:
  1. A copy of any ONE of the following:
    1. Bill of Sale or copy of Trade in Agreement
    2. Front and back of title (Signed over to new owner)
    3. Notarized statement stating the buyer's name, date of sale, and the Vehicle Identification Number (Also known as the 'VIN' number)
  2. The original 5051 Form from South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles received when taxpayer returns tag.
Tag Return for Property Tax Refund for a Wrecked Vehicle
The two items needed are:
  1. A statement from the Insurance Company on their letterhead stating the date of the accident, the Vehicle Identification Number (Sometimes know as the 'VIN'), and the date the insurance company purchased the salvage.
  2. The original 5051 Form from South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles received when taxpayer returns tag.
Tag Return for Property Tax Refund for a Repossessed Vehicle
The two items needed are:
  1. A statement from the repo company printed on the company's letterhead stating the following three things:
    1. Date of repossession
    2. Vehicle Identification Number (the VIN number)
    3. Date of sale or private auction
  2. The original 5051 Form from South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles received when taxpayer returns tag.
Tag Return for Property Tax Refund on Lease Vehicle
The two items needed are:
  1. The original 5051 Form from South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles received when taxpayer returns tag.
  2. Any ONE of the following:
    1. Transfer of Lease Obligations form or Bill of Sale from Leasing Company or Odometer Disclosure Statement
    2. A statement from Dealer or Leasing Company on their letterhead stating all three of the following:
      1. The date the vehicle was returned
      2. The Vehicle Identification Number (Sometimes know as the 'VIN')
      3. A statement of release from the Leasing Agent (Stating the lease agreement was satisfied)
    3. A copy of the Trade In Agreement
To Apply for a Tax Refund Due to Moving Out-of-State
The two items needed are:
  1. Copy of the out-of-state registration
  2. The original 5051 Form from South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles received when taxpayer returns tag.

Please mail to:
Greenville County Auditor
Greenville County Square
301 University Ridge, Suite 800
Greenville, SC 29601

Note: Taxpayer's can apply for tax refunds by mail. Submit the information to:
Greenville County Auditor
Greenville County Square
301 University Ridge, Suite 800
Greenville, S.C. 29601

Note: Address to mail tags back to the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles is:
Mailing Address:
Post Office Box 1498
Blythewood, S.C. 29016

Street Address:
10311 Wilson Blvd., Building C
Blythewood, S.C. 29016