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County Assessor's Office

Assessor's Office

Bob McLean
County Assessor

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The Assessor’s Office classifies, maps, and appraises real property in Anderson County. Real property is defined as all land as well as any buildings, structures or improvements on that land.

Courthouse Annex
Courthouse Annex
Appraiser
Appraiser
Data Processing
Data Processing
Mapping
Mapping
Assessor's Office
Assessor's Office

Assessor's Office Departments

Appraisals

The Assessor’s Office Appraisal Staff is staffed for a Deputy Assessor, a Chief Commercial Appraiser, a Chief Residential Appraiser, and eleven residential appraisers, all of whom are under the supervision of the Assessor. All appraisers are licensed through the SC Real Estate Appraisers Board. All meet federal and state requirements to appraise property as mass appraisers. On staff, we have certified general, certified residential, and licensed appraisers, many of which have a designation specifically for mass appraisal.

In the spring of the year, the appraisal staff site visits the properties that have had completed permits during the prior year (new construction). They also site visit properties that may have had a property split, property combined, or some other change to the property due to a newly recorded plat or deed. After these properties have been site visited, the Assessor’s Office sends out assessment notices for the properties that have increased in value over $1000 or had a change to the classification of their property (i.e., 4% legal residence, 6% other, agriculture use etc.). These notices are generally sent out in late summer or early fall and have printed on them the deadline in which the property may be appealed. During late fall and winter, the appraisers work their appeals and other site inspections relevant to the next reassessment. Also, during the year, the appraisal staff is reviewing and processing any applications for special assessments such as applications for agricultural use.

The appraisal staff is also constantly working and tracking sales for the next reassessment. Anderson County’s next scheduled implementation for the reassessment of over 120,000 parcels and mobile homes is Tax Year 2022.

It is virtually impossible to set up appointments for the properties that we site visit. So that the public will not be alarmed, all appraisers can be identified by a vehicle bearing the Anderson County seal or logo, a displayed County issued photo ID badge, and their appraisers’ license. Generally, the appraiser will go to the front door first and ring the doorbell and/or knock. If no one comes to the door, they will leave a door hanger. They will continue on with their visit which may require them taking some measurements around a house or outbuilding.

In addition to these jobs the appraisers perform daily, they have been called on to assess damages incurred during natural disasters. In such instances, the Assessor reports to the Emergency Preparedness Division an estimate of insured and uninsured property damages. This information is used to determine if the amount of damage meets the criteria for the County to request federal aid..

All appraisers are associate members of the South Carolina Association of Assessing Officials.

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This page was last modified in November 2020.