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Real Property Services
Don Chai, Assessor
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Mission Statement

To fairly and equitably apply the constitutional and legislative duties of this office for the purpose of timely producing a certified assessment roll that meets all the requirements of the State over-site agencies. The Real Property Service’s Office values over 222,034 properties in Greenville County. The department analyzes, researches, and processes deeds and plats annually to keep its database up to date. All functions are mandated by South Carolina Code of Laws with oversight from the Department of Revenue.

Department Functions
  • Appraise Real Property & Mobile Homes in Greenville County.
  • Appraise property accurately and fairly using the fair market value.
  • Review Timely Appeals of value sent by owner or qualified representative.
  • Maintain our records of ownership & legal description of real property through recorded deeds & plats.
  • Review & approve or deny applications for Legal Residence Special Assessment, Agricultural Use and Homestead Exemption
  • Process Rollback taxes for changes in use from Agricultural to alternate use and provide estimated rollback upon request.
  • Update our records of new construction, additions and any other improvements plus add any new parcels for tax purposes.
  • Maintain & process Multiple Lot Discount, Home Owners Associations, Builder/Developers Discount, Commercial ATI Exemption and Active Military Residential Exemptions.
  • Change mailing addresses for real property & mobile home owners as requested.
  • Represent the County in real property & mobile home value appeals to the Board of Assessment Appeals and the South Carolina Administrative Law Court.
This Office Does Not:
Assessments and Taxation

Property taxes continue to represent the main source of revenue for school districts, special tax districts and local government under the taxing authority established by the State of South Carolina. Property taxes fund schools, libraries, law enforcement, courts, jails, emergency medical services, and other public safety services. Consequently, the Real Property Service’s Office provides an essential function for all taxing entities in the County that rely on the annual property assessments our department generates.

The respective budgets for each entity (School, County, Municipality, etc) are divided by their appropriate assessments to establish a millage rate. The millage rate is then applied back to each property to generate a tax bill. Each entity sets their budget and millage.

What are different assessment ratios?
Property Classification
Assessment Ratio

Owner Occupied Legal Residence Real Property
4%

Agricultural Real Property of Individuals
4%

Agricultural Real Property of Certain Corporations
6%

Other Real Property
6%




Budget divided by Assessments equals Millage Rate
Individual Assessment times Millage equals Tax Bill



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