"Very Small Number" of Tax Bills Incorrect

Property taxes are going up in the Low Country. If you live in Beaufort County, you may have noticed higher rates than you're used to seeing. Everyone's paying more, but a small percentage of people did get incorrect assessments.

"It's caused some confusion and naturally for residents," said the county's Pete Nardi. "When they see their bill is higher, they're wondering if they might be one of the incorrect bills, but in fact it's a very small number of bills that are incorrect."

Nardi says out of 130,000 bills, only a few thousand had any problems. The auditor's office is busy making corrections. If you think your bill is wrong, call the county auditor's office at 843.470.2555.

Reported by: Chris Cowperthwaite, ccowperthwaite@wtoc.com