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

Phone: 803-896-1970


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 $1.85 ($1.30 for state portion and $0.55 for county portion) for each $500 increment afterwards. The state’s portion of the fees, collected by the clerks of court or registers of mesne conveyance, must be paid monthly on MyDORWAY (or with the Deed Recroding Fee L-2125 paper form), 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.

How to file and​ pay

File and pay the Deed Recording Fee electronically on MyDORWAY

 Miscellaneous taxpayers whose South Carolina tax liability is $15,000 or more per filing period must file and pay electronically.

 Due dates

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