Appeal Your Horry County Real Estate Taxes


If you own real estate in Horry County, you recently received your 2012 property tax bill.
 
Is your assessment accurate?
 
You can appeal your assessment until January 15, 2013 by documenting a lower value through comparable sales.
 
If you would like our assistance in the appeal process, we are offering discounted fees on orders received by December 14, 2012.
 
If you wish to dispute the assessed value of your property and would like our assistance in the appeal process, we are offering discounted fees on a two-step process on orders received by December 14, 2012.

 

Step 1: Initial research for a minimal cost to see whether an appeal will benefit you.

 

Step 2: If beneficial, completion of an appraisal with appropriate documentation delivered to the Tax Assessor’s office.

 

Step 1: A State certified appraiser will pull and analyze sales appropriate for time period as specified by Horry County Assessor’s guidelines. We will then notify you via email whether or not we found enough evidence to support lowering your assessed valuation. Cost for Step 1:
 

  • Condos and Townhomes:             $100
  • Single Family Detached Homes:   $150 (SF homes require more research & time)

 

Step 2: Should you then decide to proceed, a State certified appraiser will complete the appropriate documentation and prepare a summary appraisal documenting lower value. We will then submit to the Tax Assessor’s office by January 15, 2013. Cost for Step 2:

 

  • Condos and Townhomes:             $125
  • Single Family Detached Homes:   $175

 

Discounted fees expire on December 14. Thereafter, please see fee schedule below.
 
If interested in participating in this program, you may order in one of two ways:
 

1) By credit card or PayPal using the shopping cart below

 

2) Click HERE for instructions for ordering by mail.

 
Should you have any questions, please consult the Frequently Asked Questions (HERE). Please also read important information about the appeal process at bottom of page.
 
You may also contact us by email at info@CertifaxAppraisals.com or by phone at 843-497-9155, Ext. 105.

Condominium and Townhouse Appraisals
Fee Schedule for Orders Received by the Following Dates:
Use “Add to Cart” button to pay with credit card or PayPal

Condominiums and Townhouses  Early Discount
Until Dec.14 
Dec. 15 –
Dec. 21 
Dec. 22 –
Jan. 1 
Jan. 2 –
Jan. 10 
Step 1 – Analyze Sales for Feasibility of Tax Appeal
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$100 $100 $100 $100
Step 2 – Retrospective Tax Appeal Appraisal
$125 $175 $225 $300

 

Single Family Home Appraisals
Fee Schedule for Orders Received by the Following Dates:
“Why are Single Family Appraisals more Costly?” Answer HERE

Single Family Homes  Early Discount
Until Dec. 14 
Dec. 15 –
Dec. 21 
Dec. 22 –
Jan. 1 
Jan. 2 –
Jan. 10 
Step 1 – Analyze Sales for Feasibility of Tax Appeal
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$150 $150 $150 $150
Step 2 – Retrospective Tax Appeal Appraisal
$175 $225 $275 $350

Important Information About the Appeal Process

 

Your property’s assessment is based on either
 

  • market value effective December 31, 2008 (the last Countywide assessment), or
  • market value effective December 31 in the year the property’s ownership interest last transferred (if after 2008).

 
For property that has not changed ownership since December 31, 2008, the County bases appraised value on 2008 sales (and in some cases 2009 sales) rather than current market value.
 
As an owner, you have the right to appeal the assessed valuation.
 
To assist you in this process, we are offering our services to help you file the necessary objections and will
 

  1. Prepare an appraisal of your property effective December 31 in the year the property’s ownership last transferred,

 

  1. OR prepare an appraisal of your property effective December 31, 2008, using comparable sales from 2008 and, when appropriate, 2009

 

  1. Submit the appropriate paperwork to the Tax Assessor’s office.

 
You should be aware that an appraisal from Certifax does not guarantee a reduction in your taxes. Naturally, we are ethically bound to strict appraisal standards. However, after 26 years and more than 35,000 appraisals, we have successfully provided innumerable individuals with well-founded appraisals to appeal their taxes, and they have successfully reduced their taxes using our appraisals.
 
Horry County has been bombarded with appeals over the last few years. Should the County appraiser reviewing your file reject your appeal, you will be able to use the appraisal from Certifax with the Horry County Tax Appeal Board, eliminating the need for an in-person conference.
 
Due to the time sensitivity of this issue and in order to ensure that you are included in any formal protest, it’s imperative that you return these documents in a timely manner. The sooner you can send in the protest request, the better.