City of Aiken Tax Due Dates & Penalties

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The City of Aiken officially opened Tax Books for collection of 2018 Property Taxes on October 23, 2018. The City of Aiken Millage Rate for 2018 will be 62 Mills.

The City of Aiken real estate tax and certain other personal property tax, other than automobile, for 2018 are due and payable. If you have not received your tax notice for City Taxes please contact the City of Aiken Finance Department immediately.

Note: City of Aiken tax bills are mailed to addresses furnished by taxpayers to the Aiken County Assessor’s Office. All corrections, including name and address updates, are sent to the City of Aiken by the Aiken County Tax Assessor’s Office. Failure to receive a tax bill because of an incorrect address or transfer of ownership after December 31, 2017 does not excuse penalty.

Purchasers of real estate after January 1, 2018 have an obligation for payment of property taxes whether or not a bill is received.

Taxes are due and payable through January 15, 2019 with no penalty

  • 5% penalty due January 16, 2019 through February 14, 2019
  • 10% penalty due February 15, 2019 through March 18, 2019
  • 15% penalty due March 19, 2019 through April 17, 2019

On April 18, 2019, a 2 ½% penalty is added and unpaid taxes are turned over to the Delinquent Tax Collector for collection.

Taxes are not paid until check clears the bank.

Payment of delinquent City of Aiken Taxes may be made only by:

  • Cash
  • Cashier’s Check
  • Credit/Debit Card

A 2.49% service fee on credit cards, that is not greater than our cost of acceptance, is added to all transactions.

All debit/credit card transactions must be great than $10 (in office only). For more information about this limit see Page 698 in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act that was passed on July 2010.

No personal or business checks will be accepted.