Frequently asked questions from City of North Charleston

When is the last day to pay my current taxes without penalty?

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Charleston County Property Taxes on real and other personal property (not motor vehicles) are due by January 15 of the following year without penalty. For example, a real estate property tax bill dated October 2000 is payable by January 15, 2001, without penalty. The penalty structure on real estate and other personal property (not motor vehicles for 2007 tax bills) is as follows:

  • 3 percent penalty due if paid after January 15
  • additional 7 percent due, or 10 percent total, if paid after February 1
  • additional 5 percent due, or 15 percent total, if paid after March 17, and the bill is sent to the Delinquent Tax Department.

Do I qualify for Unemployment Benefits if my employer has to shut down operations due to Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

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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.

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

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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?

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You can find a detailed map with the spread of the cases here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-in-us.html

What should I do if I am sick?

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If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider for medical advice.

You can read more about what the CDC recommends here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/steps-when-sick.html

Where can I find the Coronavirus test results for cases registered in South Carolina?

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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

Who can register to vote?

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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.

How to Pay for Traffic Citation Online in the City of North Charleston?

You can access all the information on how to Pay for Traffic Citation Online here.

How to Pay Property taxes Online in the City of North Charleston?

You can access all the information on how to Pay Property taxes Online here.

How to Apply for Unemployment Insurance Online in the City of North Charleston?

You can access all the information on how to Apply for Unemployment Insurance Online here.

How to Corona COVID-19 Response Online in the City of North Charleston?

You can access all the information on how to Corona COVID-19 Response Online here.

How to Register to Vote Online in the City of North Charleston?

You can access all the information on how to Register to Vote Online here.

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