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Published on December 31st, 2019 | by Millennium Magazine Staff

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County Auditor Simplifies Payment System for Vehicle Taxes

(Richland PIO) – Paying taxes at the County Administration Building just got simpler.

The County Auditor’s Office installed a computerized kiosk in the second-floor lobby at 2020 Hampton St. to speed up the process for people who prefer to visit the County building to pay their taxes in person instead of online.

“The kiosk should reduce the wait time for taxpayers,” County Auditor Paul Brawley said. “It is user friendly.”

Previously, a resident paying taxes in person had to either wait in line at the Auditor’s Office to have a tax bill printed or bring the bill that was mailed to them to the Treasurer’s Office for payment. (The County auditor prepares tax bills. The County treasurer collects the payments.)

At the new kiosk, taxpayers enter their vehicle license plate numbers and the first three letters of their last name, or their street address and last name. A taxpayer can then have the bill printed and take it to the Treasurer’s Office, also located on the second floor of the Administration Building, for payment.

“My office is continually looking for ways to better serve the public through available technology that reduces the need for additional employees and quickens wait times. The addition of the new kiosk does both,” Brawley said.   

Residents still have the option of printing tax bills online at richlandcountysc.gov/auditor. Bills can be paid online for an extra charge.

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