Qualifying for the Homestead based on age

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Before applying, the requesting applicant must be receiving the 4% primary residence tax rate approved by the Beaufort County Assessor’s office. Please refer to the article "Difference between Legal Residence and Homestead" for more information.

The applicant must be on their 66th birth year or older, and must have lived in South Carolina as a legal resident for an entire calendar year (January 1st to December 31st).

To apply for the Homestead application, our office will require driver’s licenses of the listed property owners, the last 4 digits of their Social Security Numbers, and good contact phone numbers for each listed property owner. If driver’s licenses are not available, please provide either a South Carolina ID, or a photo ID with a Medicaid/Medicare Card or Birth Certificate.

Additionally, if the property is held in one or more trusts, then we will need to see pages from the trust(s) naming the Trustee(s) and the Income Beneficiary(ies). Providing a copy of the entire trust or trusts for review is recommended.

For married couples who do not share the same last name, please also include a copy of your marriage license.

If the property is listed in a business name, please provide copies of your Articles of Organization for review.

One of our staff will reach out to you if additional documents are required to approve your application.

Submit your information

To apply online, please provide our office the above applicable documentation by filling out the request ticket linked here:
Homestead Exemption Request Ticket

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