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County Holiday Closings

Paying Real Property Taxes - You will pay one (1) year in arrears. Tax Notices will be issued each October and are payable by January 15 with no penalty. After January 17 add 3% to base tax amount. After February 1 add 10% to base tax amount. After March 16 add 15% to base tax amount.

Office of the

Carolina Richardson


13 E Canal St
Sumter, SC 29150
Phone: 803-436-2213
Fax 803-436-2469

Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday 8:30 - 5:00


The Treasurer, as custodian of Sumter County funds, is responsible for the collection and disbursement of all County revenue. The Treasurer handles investments for the County and numerous special purpose districts located within the County. Schedules for the payments of bonded indebtedness are prepared by the Treasurer who also oversees the payment of maturities and indebtedness.

Treasurer's Duties:

The specific duties of the Treasurer are listed and described in Title 12, Chapter 45 of the South Carolina Code of Laws. The activities of the Treasurer are regulated by the State Comptroller General.

  • Collects taxes (including Department of Motor Vehicle fees)
  • Allocates monies Receives, deposits, and disburses all County and school funds
  • Abstracts Mortgages and Deeds on Property Sold.
  • Coordinates with Auditor and Assessor.
  • The Treasurer's Office works closely with the Auditor and Assessor to assure that all property on the County Tax Rolls is correct.