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Convenience Fee Schedule
Starting May 3, 2010

2.40% on credit card transactions, 1.0% on debit card transactions with a $1.00 minimum.

For payments at or above $100,000.00 please contact Official Payments Corporation Special Services Group at 1-877-754-4420.
For problems with a payment call 1-888-357-8394.

Decals will not be mailed by the Department of Motor Vehicles until late registration penalties are paid.
Late registration penalties are charged and collected by the DMMV as follows for failing to renew a vehicle license prior to the expiration date. You will be billed by DMV for any late registration fee due.
First 14 days - $10.00
15 to 30 days - $25.00
31 to 90 days - $50.00
91 days or more - $75.00
When assessing penalties the Department of Public Safety considers the postmark as the date of receipt.

Contact Information:
Carolyn Umphlett
Moncks Corner: 843-719-4040
Charleston: 843-723-3800 EXT 4040
St. Stephen: 843-567-3136 EXT 4040

Tax Collector
Virginia R. Hamilton
Moncks Corner: 843-719-4030
Charleston: 843-723-3800 EXT 4030
St. Stephen: 843-567-3136 EXT 4030

Mail To:
P.O. Box 6122
Moncks Corner, SC. 29461
Berkeley County Online Tax Payment Option

We are pleased to announce that, we are accepting credit/debit card payments on the Internet for current vehicle, current real and current personal tax payments. You will need to supply some additional information about your auto insurance coverage on vehicle tax payments. Credit/debit card payments are available ONLY on the Internet.

During the regular business hours of the Berkeley County Treasurerís Office, we currently provide a computer, which you may use to make current vehicle current real and current personal tax payment on the internet.

We have chosen to use Official Payments Corp. to provide this credit card payment service to the County. This company provides this service to many states, local counties and to the United States Internal Revenue Service.

Whenever a credit card is used for any purchase, the merchant does not receive the full amount that is charged to the credit card. On line businesses sometime recover this cost by adding a "handling fee" to the cost of the merchandise ordered. To pay for this service, Official Payments Corp. will charge you a convenience fee. This fee will show up as a separate charge on your Official Payments payment confirmation and Berkeley County does not receive any of this fee. This fee will not show on your paid Berkeley County tax receipt. A complete fee schedule follows this information. You will be informed of the amount of the fee before your transaction is completed and you will have an opportunity to terminate the transaction if you do not wish to accept the charge.

Please keep in mind that, per South Carolina State Law, you cannot pay a current tax bill if there are outstanding prior year taxes on that same property. Berkeley County will return any tax payment made for current taxes if there are prior years taxes outstanding. Any convenience fee paid will NOT be refunded.

Please examine all of the information as you determine if this method of payment suits your needs.

The digital receipt that you print after making your payment is a confirmation of your payment, but this receipt is NOT acceptable at the DMV. You will be mailed an official tax receipt within three (3) business days of your payment. If you pay over the internet at the computer provided in the treasurerís office, you may request that a paid receipt be printed for you after you complete the transaction.

PLEASE NOTE: Your account may NOT show this payment for up to three (3) business days after you make your payment. Do NOT submit a second payment if you receive a digital receipt and confirmation number. This transaction date will be the payment date posted to your account.

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