2013 South Carolina Code of Laws
Title 12 - Taxation
CHAPTER 24 - DEED RECORDING FEE
SECTION 12-24-120. Penalties.
(A) The penalty provisions of Chapter 54 of this title apply both to the state and county portions of the fee imposed by this chapter.
(B) If the clerk of court or register of deeds fails to collect the proper fee due, or place the notation on the instrument as required by this chapter, the clerk of court or register of deeds is subject to a penalty of not less than fifty dollars nor more than five hundred dollars for each failure. This penalty may be waived or reduced by the department.
(C) If the person liable for the fee imposed by this chapter fails to pay the proper fee due, that person is subject to a penalty of not less than fifty dollars nor more than five hundred dollars for each failure. This penalty may be waived or reduced by the department.
(D) All penalties and interest collected with respect to this fee must be paid proportionately into the Heritage Land Trust Fund, the South Carolina Housing Trust Fund, the general fund of the State, and the county general fund in accordance with Section 12-24-90(B).
HISTORY: 1996 Act No. 458, Part II, Section 57A; 1997 Act No. 34, Section 1.
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