Frequently Asked Questions

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  • Where can I obtain a death certificate?

  • Is there a charge for the Coroner's services?

  • Will autopsy reports be available?

  • When may personal belongings be claimed?

  • What should I do now?

  • How long will it take before my relative/friend is released from your office?

  • Can I donate my relatives organs and tissues?

  • Will an autopsy be performed?

  • Is it necessary for me to come to the Coroner's Office to identify the body?

  • How will my relative/friend be transported to this facility?

  • Where will my relative/friend be taken?

  • Why is the Coroner involved?

  • Does Kershaw County have a business license?

  • Do I need a building permit?

  • Can I pay for my permit with a credit/debit card?

  • I want to move a manufactured home onto my property, what do I need to do first?

  • What form of payment is accepted and what are the recording fees for documents.

  • I have two houses but am receiving discounts on one but not the other. Can I receive it on both?

  • What documents do I need to bring to apply for the Homestead Exemption?

  • Do I have to apply for Homestead Exemption in person?

  • How do I qualify for the Homestead Exemption?

  • What is the Homestead Exemption program?

  • Are there any special exemptions for POW's or Medal of Honor recipient?

  • What property is included in the Active Duty Military Exemption and how do I apply?

  • Do senior citizens get property tax discounts on cars like homes?

  • Why am I getting a tax bill on a car I just bought from a dealer? Were not taxes and tags included?

  • What is a Road Fee?

  • Why do I have to pay taxes on my vehicle when I have turned in the tags and/or the vehicle has not been used?

  • How is my tax bill calculated?

  • What is a Millage Rate?

  • What is an Ad Valorem Tax?

  • Why can't I go to the hospital of my choosing?

  • How do I receive a copy of my bill and/or patient record?

  • Can I pay my court fees online?

  • Why did I get a bill?

  • What is GIS (Geographic Information Systems)?

  • Does Kershaw County have a noise ordinance?

  • How do I appeal my value?

  • What services are offered online ?

  • Can I pay my sewer bill online ?

  • Where are the parks located in Kershaw County?

  • Where is the Kershaw County Aquatic Center located?

  • Who are the elected officials in Kershaw County?

  • Does Kershaw County currently have GIS data online?

  • Where can I view Court Dockets or Court Indexes online?

  • What items are illegal to burn?

  • Where can I find Council meeting minutes for prior years that are not on this website?

  • Do you have surplus county computers or monitors for sale?

  • How can I apply for a position with the county?

  • Is this FAQ working for Probate Court?

  • Has my child support been paid?

  • How do I get a copy of my court records?

  • Do I have to choose a political party when I register to vote?

  • Is there a deadline for registration?

  • I will be 18 years old by Election Day, but I am currently only 17 years of age. When can I submit my voter registration application?

  • I completed a voter registration form, but have not received a voter registration card. What should I do?

  • I have moved into Kershaw County from another SC County. What should I do?

  • I am moving from one SC County to another SC County within 30 days of a Primary or General Election. Will I be able to vote?

  • My registration card is inaccurate, because I have moved within the county, changed my name, or because of an error. How can I update this information?

  • I have moved within the county, and have not updated my address. Will I be able to vote in an upcoming election?

  • How can I find out where I am supposed to vote, or what districts I am registered in?

  • Which Elected Officials am I represented by?

  • What identification is required on Election Day?

  • I cannot go to the polls on Election Day. How will I be able to vote?

  • What if I wish to vote for someone not listed on the ballot?

  • In a recent election, I voted an absentee or provisional ballot (Challenged/Fail-safe). How do I know if my ballot counted?

  • When is the list of absentee voters available?

  • I have been convicted of a felony. When will I be able to vote again?

  • How can I register to vote in Kershaw County?

  • Can a non-candidate observe the election process?

  • Who do I contact if I have questions concerning warrants?

  • If I see a crime in progress what should I do?

  • How do I apply for a position at the Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office?

  • Does the Sheriff’s Office do criminal background checks?

  • What do I need to do to take a warrant out on someone?

  • Where is the Kershaw County Detention Center located?

  • Where is the Sheriff’s Office located?

  • How do I obtain information regarding concealed weapons permit?

  • My credit report says I have a lien on my property. How can I find out what it is?

  • How can I find out if there are any liens on a piece of property?

  • Is the information in the Register of Deeds Office online?

  • How do I get a deed prepared? How do I add a name to my property?

  • What is the recording fee for a deed?

  • How can I get a copy of a deed or plat?

  • How do I find out it there is an easement or restrictions on my property?

  • What's needed at Registration?

  • What is the registration fee for youth sports?

  • How do I know if lessons, classes, or games are cancelled because of weather?

  • When can I register?

  • What facilities are available to rent?

  • Can I purchase GIS data and paper maps from Kershaw County?

  • How can I merge my multiple tax parcels into one tract?

  • How can I subdivide my tax parcel into multiple tracts?

  • How do I obtain a burning permit?

  • How do I obtain a fire report?

  • Where can I get help if I have lost my home due to a fire?

  • How can I get a smoke detector installed in my home?

  • What are the requirements to become a volunteer firefighter?

  • Does the County provide curbside collection?

  • Does the County rent collection cans?

  • Can I burn yard debris?

  • Can I get mulch from the landfill?

  • How can I dispose of used oil and gas/oil mixtures?

  • How can I dispose of a refrigerator or stove?

  • How can I dispose of paint?

  • How can I dispose of limbs, logs and yard debris?

  • How can I dispose of waste tires?

  • What are the tipping fees at the Park Road Landfill Facility?

  • What are the operating hours of the Recycling Centers?

  • Where are the Recycle Centers located?

  • How can I dispose of household garbage?

  • What are the hours of operation at the Park Road C&D Landfill?

  • What can I bring to the Kershaw County owned landfill?

  • How do I contact the SC Employment Security Office?

  • Is there any financial help for small businesses?

  • Do I need a business license to operate in Kershaw County?

  • When can I visit an inmate?

  • When are bond hearings?

  • Can I volunteer for services at the detention center?

  • Are there any employment opportunities at the Kershaw County Detention Center?

  • How can I put money in an inmate account?

  • How do I get a copy of my court records?

  • Do I have to serve on jury duty?

  • Has my child support been paid?

  • Can I pay my child support with a credit card or personal check? Can I mail my payments?

  • I need a record check (criminal, civil or otherwise).

  • How can I be considered for appointment to a county board or commission?

  • How do I look up an ordinance?

  • What is the holiday schedule for county employees?

  • When does Council meet?

  • What is the average of calls per year?

  • How many calls are received at the communications center per day?

  • What are the qualities that you look for in a 911 dispatcher?

  • Q: What are the training requirements to work as a 911 dispatcher?

  • How can I change my Mailing Address?

  • What is the definition of Agricultural Real Property?

  • What are the requirements and qualifications for Agricultural Real Property?

  • When and how to file for Agricultural Use Value?

  • When do Roll-Back Taxes apply to Agricultural Use?

  • What is the definition of Legal Residence?

  • What are the requirements to qualify for Legal Residence?

  • How can I apply for Legal Residence?

  • Who qualifies for Multiple Lot Discount?

  • How and when can I apply for Multiple Lot Discount?

  • How is the valuation of my property determined?

  • What is a mass appraisal?

  • Why implement a reassessment?

  • Why is current fair market value so important?

  • Will my taxes increase because of Reassessment?

  • How can I check my Property Assessment?

  • How is my Manufactured Home appraised?

  • How does the record of ownership for a Manufactured Home get changed in the Assessor’s Office?

  • How does a Manufactured Home get removed from a property record?

  • Where do I register a Manufactured Home?

  • What to include in my Appeal?

  • Does Kershaw County have a leash law?

  • Are you required to have your pets vaccinated?

  • What types of animals may I report to Code Enforcement?

  • What happens to the animals that are picked up by Code Enforcement?

  • What should be done and who should be called if you have a missing or lost an animal?

  • If Code Enforcement picks up my pet, how can I get it back?

  • What office should be called to report barking dogs, or other animal complaints?

  • What should be done with dead animals?

  • How are road names assigned and approved?

  • How can I change an existing street name?

  • How can I get a new address?

  • How are addresses assigned by Kershaw County Addressing Center?