Contact Information


Doretta H. Elliott

Assessor, Risk Manager, & GIS Director

Courthouse Annex

1234 North Street

Post Office Box 511
Bamberg, South Carolina 29003
Phone: (803) 245-3010
Fax: (803) 245-3200

Tax Assessor

Department Functions

The Bamberg County Assessor's Office locates, lists and appraises the value of real property in Bamberg County. It is the Assessor's responsibility to assure that all properties are appraised fairly and equitably.


  • Real Property Appraisal
  • Mobile Home Appraisal


This office does:
  • Appraise real estate and mobile homes for ad valorem tax
  • Produce an annual certified assessment roll for ad valorem taxation for all properties within the Assessor’s jurisdiction
  • Maintain records of deed sale transactions, building permits, tax maps and other records necessary for a continuous reassessment program
  • Review and qualify real properties for legal residence and agricultural special assessments
  • Represent the County in property tax appeals to the Board of Assessment Appeals and the Administrative Law Judge Division
  • Maintain the inventory of mobile homes in the County
  • Issue Building Permits, Manufactured Home Permits, Camper Permits, and Demolition Permits
  • Offer Aerial photos for a fee, Shape files for GIS, and Tax Roll Information


This office does not:
  • Assess manufacturing or utility property
  • Assess personal property such as cars or boats


2019 Reassessment

Bamberg County Assessor's Office will be conducting a reassessment of every property in Bamberg County in 2019. Please review this video to learn more about the reassessment process and what it means for your property:


Assessed Value Information

The South Carolina Constitution provides for the following ratios to be applied to the market or use value of a property to arrive at the assessed value:

  • Your home (legal residence) - 4%
  • Second home (or any residential property where you do not live) - 6%
  • Agricultural real property (privately owned) - 4%
  • Agricultural real property (corporate owner) - 6%
  • Commercial Real property - 6%