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South Carolina Department of Revenue
Miscellaneous Tax Section
P.O. Box 125
Columbia, SC 29214-0139

Phone: 803-896-1970
Email: DeedRecordingTax@dor.sc.gov

Summary:

This fee is imposed by the clerk of court of each county for the privilege of recording a deed, with respect to any deed whereby any land, tenements or other realty is transferred to another person. The fee is $1.85 on realty value of $100-$500 and $1.30 for each $500 increment afterwards. The state’s portion of the fees collected by the clerks of court or registers of mesne conveyance will be reported and paid monthly with a  L-2125 Deed Recording Fee Return, due on or before the 20th of the month following the month in which the transaction was recorded. Counties retain their portion of the fee: $0.55 of each $1.85.

  Coming this fall: Manage your Deed Recording Fee account online!

Securely file and pay Deed Recording Fee on MyDORWAY, our free tax portal. We are mailing letters at the end of August with the information you need to access your account. Learn more about MyDORWAY here.

Form:

Due Date:

  • On or before the 20th of the month following the month that the fees were collected.

eService:

Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)- Visit GovOne to make SCDOR tax payments online OR call 1-800-834-7733 to make tax payments with operator assistance or over the Interactive Voice Response system. Taxpayers must complete and submit the Registration Application For Electronic Funds Transfer D-128 before tax payments can be made via EFT.