Qualifying for Homestead due to being legally blind

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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 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 or South Carolina IDs of the listed property owners, the last 4 digits of their Social Security Numbers, and good contact phone numbers for each listed property owner. A “confirmation of legal blindness” form signed by a licensed ophthalmologist will also need to be presented.

If the property is held in one or more trusts, then we will also 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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