The Treasurer, an elected official, serves as the County’s chief banker and investment officer and has the statutory responsibility of collecting all real, personal and motor vehicle property tax revenues, as calculated by the Beaufort County Auditor, on behalf of the County, school district, municipalities and other taxing authorities within the boundaries of Beaufort County, and manages the disbursement of collections. The Treasurer also serves as a depository for Beaufort County Government, its departments, and the Beaufort County School District. Lastly, it is the responsibility of the Treasurer to record the aforementioned activity in the general ledger. All of this while offering quality customer service and maximizing the County's financial resources through effective management of funds and minimization of costs.
The Beaufort County Treasurer’s Office is the only department that impacts every taxpayer in Beaufort County.
Other responsibilities of the Treasurer’s Office include:
Pursue delinquent tax collections
Generate refund checks to taxpayers as a result of overpayments, adjustments, exemptions, etc.
Assist in the process of debt issuance and debt issues for the County, fire districts and school district
Invest funds that are not needed for immediate disbursement to generate additional revenues in the form of interest earnings
Provide tax information to the public and legal professionals