The Berkeley County Delinquent Tax Office will have its annual Delinquent Real Property and Mobile Home Tax Sale today.
Nearly 1,000 parcels of land and 500 mobile homes will be up for sale, said county tax collector Virginia R. Hamilton.
Property taxes are deemed delinquent after March 16 each year. The delinquent tax office attempts to collect the debt, and if it can’t, the property is put up for auction. Owners had until 5 p.m. Friday to pay.
The sale will be in the assembly room of the Berkeley County Administration Building, 1003 Highway 52, Moncks Corner. It will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and continue from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily until it is finished. The mobile home sale begins about 30 minutes after the end of the land sale.
As of Friday, about 100 people were registered to bid. Bidders can register online or in person. Registration to bid will open at 8:30 a.m. today , Hamilton said.
Prospective bidders are required to show a valid driver’s license or acceptable identification and will be required to complete a registration form and an IRS Form W-9. Participants also have to sign a “bidder’s card” and receive a bidding number.
Berkeley County Supervisor Dan Davis will help sign in bidders as part of his Supervisor On Site program, which is designed to allow him to spend a day in each county department.
Last year, 198 people registered to bid on 1,541 parcels. According to Hamilton, 106 bids were submitted and 615 parcels were sold.
For more information on properties for sale or to register to bid, visit www.berkeleycountysc.gov.
Reach Brenda Rindge at 937-5713 or at www.facebook.com/b.rindge.