The City of Aiken collects property taxes on all Real, Merchants, and Personal Property (other than vehicle-all vehicle taxes are collected by the Aiken County Treasurer).
The normal due date for City taxes is the month of October, with a 5% penalty being added on November 1st. The due dates may change based on when the tax books are actually opened. If the tax bills are prepared and the tax books opened on or before September 15th, then the normal penalty dates apply. If the tax bills are prepared and the tax books opened after September 15th, then an extended due date and penalty date will apply. All penalty dates are printed on the tax bill each year, so these bills should be reviewed upon receipt to make sure a timely payment is submitted.
Property with unpaid taxes are turned over to the Delinquent Tax Collector and the property may be sold at the annual tax sale to satisfy the delinquency. The City of Aiken holds its annual tax sale along with the Aiken County Delinquent Tax Collector and it is always held the first Monday in November.
If you are seeking tax information for Aiken County please visit their website by clicking here.