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​South Carolina Department of Revenue
Miscellaneous Tax Section
PO Box 125
Columbia, SC 29214-0136 

Phone: 803-896-1970

Deed Recording Fee

The Deed Recording Fee is imposed by the clerk of court of each county for the privilege of recording a deed, when land, tenements or other real estate is transferred to another person. ​

The Deed Recording Fee is​:

  • $1.85 on realty value of $100-$500
  • $1.85 for each $500 increments afterwards
    • The state portion is $1.30
    • The county portion is $.055​

How to pay

Pay Deed Recording Fees using our free online tax portal, MyDORWAY:

  • County clerks of court or registers of deeds must collect and pay the state’s portion of the Deed Recording Fees monthly.
  • Counties with a tax liability of $15,000 must file and pay electronically.​

 Due date

Deed Recording Fees are due by the 20th of the month following the month in which the transaction was recorded. 

Learn more in the Deed Recording Fee Manual.