A ranking Charleston County official said Friday's test of the computer system needed to process property tax bills went well, and the notices could go out in the week ahead as envisioned.
Deputy County Administrator Kurt Taylor said no problems were reported and that the bills appear to be on track for printing in the coming days.
County Auditor Peggy Moseley said earlier that the auditor's office would work through the weekend if necessary to get the bills moving. Calls to the auditor's office Friday, during the Veterans Day holiday when the office is normally closed, were not picked up.
Taylor said late Friday afternoon he was assured that the timetable appears to be progressing.
Under normal situations, the tax bills would have gone out weeks ago. But officials have sparred over their delay, with Moseley saying fault lies with the county's new Manatron computer system. The county has received two 30-day extensions from the state, allowing the bills to be mailed as late as Nov. 30.