SOUTH CAROLINA - Beaufort County, Hilton Head Island, Forfeited Land Commission

Treasurers Office

Properties become part of the Forfeited Land Commission when they have been advertised and presented for auction at the annual tax sale but did not receive bid activity above the minimum bid. The property then reverts to the Forfeited Land Commission as the legal owner of said property after the end of the redemption period.

Properties owned by the Forfeited Land Commission may be bid upon during the redemption period but cannot be deeded until after the redemption period has ended. If a property's redemption period has ended, it may be sold and deeded immediately.

A list of properties available for bid is available online or in the Beaufort Office.

How to Submit a Bid

Properties in the Forfeited Land Commission are auctioned at the annual tax sale as well as in an online public aution especially held to auction properties in the Forfeited Land Commission. The online public auction is held annually.

However, the Treasurer's Office accepts bids for properties in the Forfeited Land Commission at any time.

SECTION 12-51-40.Default on payment of taxes; levy of execution by distress and sale; notice of delinquent taxes; seizure of property; advertisement of sale.