If a property is sold at tax sale and the bid amount is greater than the total taxes, assessments, penalties, and costs due, the resulting excess funds are held in escrow and known as "Overage". According to SC Code of Laws Section 12-51-130, these funds belong to "the owner of record immediately before the end of the redemption period" and are available to be claimed and payable "ninety days after execution" of the tax sale deed.
If your property has been sold at a tax sale, you may be entitled to these Overage funds. The delinquent tax office will mail certified notification letters to anyone with available overage. If you have not received a letter, but would like to inquire about the possibility of available overage, please contact our office at 864-638-4147. If any overage is available, you may claim the overage at no cost by completing the Overage Claim Form included in your notification letter or provided below. If you have any questions or concerns regarding tax sale overage, please contact our office as soon as possible.
This overage must be claimed within five years of the tax sale date.
The Overage claim form needs to be downloaded, notarized, and returned to the Delinquent Tax Office.