The Sumter County Treasurer does not determine property tax amounts. The amount of tax money needed is decided by each of the area's taxing authorities. The Assessor's Office determines appraisal values for real property while the Auditor calculates the tax.
What is the Homestead Exemption program and how do I qualify for this exemption?
In 1972, the S.C. General Assembly passed the Homestead Exemption Law which provides real estate property tax relief for South Carolinians who are age 65 and over, totally and permanently disabled, or legally blind. The exemption excludes the first $50,000 from the fair market value of your legal residence.
You may qualify for the Homestead Exemption if:
you are at least 65 years of age on or before December 31, preceding the tax year in which you wish to claim the exemption; OR
you are certified totally and permanently disabled by a state or federal agency; OR ARE legally blind; AND
you are a legal resident of South Carolina for at least one year on or before December 31 of the year prior to the exemption; AND
you HOLD fee simple title or partial title to your house, mobile home, or life estate on or before December 31 of the year prior to the exemption, and have been approved to receive the 4% legal residence tax assessment ratio, AND WERE a legal residence of South Carolina for one year.
You should contact the County Auditor's office in order to provide proper documentation to qualify.
Unemployment benefits are available to individuals who are unemployed through no fault of their own. If an employer must shut down operations and no work is available, individuals may be eligible for unemployment benefits.
To be eligible to register in South Carolina you must:
be a United States citizen -be at least eighteen years old on or before the next election
be a resident of South Carolina, this county and precinct
not be under a court order declaring you mentally incompetent
not be confined in any public prison resulting from a conviction of a crime
have never been convicted of a felony or offense against the election laws OR if previously convicted, have served the entire sentence, including probation or parole, or have received a pardon for the conviction.
There is no length of residency requirement in South Carolina in order to register to vote. You can register at any time.
The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. Some patients may have aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhea. These symptoms are usually mild and begin gradually. Some people become infected but don’t develop any symptoms and don't feel unwell.
Most people (about 80%) recover from the disease without needing special treatment. Around 1 out of every 6 people who get COVID-19 becomes seriously ill and develops difficulty breathing. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like high blood pressure, heart problems or diabetes, are more likely to develop serious illness.
People with fever, cough and difficulty breathing should seek medical attention.
Where can I find more information about all the cases in the US?
DHEC's Public Health Laboratory receives samples from healthcare providers that can be testing for COVID-19. Recently, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved some private labs in South Carolina to also conduct CDC-approved testing for COVID-19. These labs are required to report positive cases of the virus to DHEC.
You can the info about the latest case count/results here.