Sumter County South Carolina Tax Lien Certificates

South Carolina tax lien certificates are a great way to profit. Sumter County sells Tax Lien Certificates at Sumter County tax sales.

County Courthouse
13 East Canal Street
Sumter, SC 29150-4925
Phone: (803)773-1581
Fax: (803)436-2108

Type: Tax Lien Certificate
Bid Method: Premium Bid

Sumter County, South Carolina Tax Lien Certificates

You can purchase South Carolina Tax Lien Certificates at Sumter County tax sales.

If Sumter county, South Carolina is unable to collect real estate property taxes they are also unable to provide important government services like police protection, public schooling and medical services.

Unpaid property taxes create a serious cash-flow problem for Sumter county, South Carolina.

Property taxes that are delinquent are added to any previously uncollected taxes on a parcel of Sumter county. Parcels whose taxes are subject to sale will be advertised in a Sumter county newspaper of general circulation. The parcels are listed by sequence number. Parcels fall into 1 of 2 groups. Each group is sorted by parcel number.

The Sumter county tax sale list appears about three to six weeks before the Sumter county tax sale auction and is also posted on the Internet.

To solve this problem Sumter county, South Carolina allows investors to pay off these taxes. In exchange the investor receives the Sumter county, South Carolina lien for taxes. A real estate tax lien is simply a claim for delinquent taxes.

Why would investors do this?

Well, depending on South Carolina laws and competition, savvy Sumter county tax sale investors can realize high-yielding returns with tax lien certificates and/or purchase real estate for a fraction of its true market value with South Carolina tax deeds.

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