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Jacky Hunter

Anderson County Auditor

Anderson Office Location:
401 E. River Street
Anderson, SC 29624

Location Hours: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm M-F

Powdersville Office Location
4 Civic Ct
Powdersville, SC 29642

Location Hours: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm M-F
Closed for lunch 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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Phone: 864-260-4027
Fax: 864-260-4206
Powdersville Office Phone: 864-269-5942

Mailing Address:
PO Box 8002
Anderson, SC 29622

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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. 

Property Tax Refund for a Sold or Traded Vehicle
The two items needed are:

1. The original 5051 Form from the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles received when taxpayer returns tag. 

2. A copy of any One of the following:

a. Dealer Affidavit of Sale
b. Front and back of title (Signed over to new owner)

Property Tax Refund for a Total Loss Vehicle
The TWO items needed are:

1. The original 5051 Form from the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles received when taxpayer returns tag.

2. A statement from the Insurance Company on their letterhead stating the following: 

a. The date of the accident
b. The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
c. The date the insurance company purchased the salvage

Property Tax Refund for a Repossessed Vehicle
The TWO items needed are:

1. The original 5051 Form from the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles received when taxpayer returns tag.

2. A statement from Repo Company printed on the company’s letterhead stating the following:

a. The date of repossession,
b. The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN
c. The date of sale or private auction.

Property Tax Refund on Lease Vehicle
The TWO items needed are:

1. The original 5051 Form from the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles received when taxpayer returns tag.

2. Any ONE of the following:

a. Transfer of Lease Obligations form or Bill of Sale from Leasing Company or Odometer Disclosure Statement
b. A statement from Dealer or Leasing Company on their letterhead stating the following:

i. The date the vehicle was returned
ii. The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
iii. A statement of release from the Leasing Agent (stating the lease agreement was satisfied)

c. A copy of the Trade Agreement

To Apply for a Tax Refund Due to Moving Out-of-State
The TWO items needed are:

1. The original 5051 Form from the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles received when taxpayer returns tag.

2. Any one of the following:

a. Copy of the out-of-state registration
b. Copy of the out-of-state title

Note: Taxpayer’s can apply for tax refunds in person or by mail. Mail to:
Anderson County Auditor’s Office
PO Box 8002
Anderson, SC 29622

Note: Address to mail tags back to the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles is:
SCDMV
PO Box 1498
Blythewood, SC 29016