Tax Forms

Hotel Rental Tax Form

This form is used for the remittance of hotel taxes collected pursuant to Chapter 144, Article VII of the Dorchester County Code. The 5% Hotel Rental Tax applies to transient charges collected by hotels, apartments, inns, motels, rooming houses and tourist homes.

 Shoreline Erosion Control Structure Tax Credit Application

This form is used to apply for the County’s Shoreline Erosion Control Structure Real Property Tax Credit.  Once approved, residents who have installed qualified shoreline erosion control structures after June 30, 2006 will receive 30% of the cost of the structure as a tax credit against their real property taxes.  For more information concerning this credit please see Chapter 144, Article XI, of the Dorchester County Code.

Trailer Court Tax Form

This form is used for the remittance of trailer court taxes collected pursuant to Chapter 144, Article 1 of the Dorchester County Code .  The 15% Trailer Court Tax applies to gross revenue collected by trailer court operators from anyone paying a charge for use of a trailer space.

Residential Sprinkler System Tax Credit Application

This form is used to apply for the County’s Residential Sprinkler System Tax Credit. Once approved, residents who have installed qualified residential sprinkler systems between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2019 will receive a tax credit equal to the lesser of $5,000 or actual cost against their county real property taxes. For more information concerning this credit, please see Chapter 144, Article XVIII, or Bill 2016-3.

Property Structure Rehabilitation Real Property Tax Credit Application

This form is used to apply for the County’s Property Structure Rehabilitation Real Property Tax Credit. Once approved, property owners who have rehabilitated structures will receive a tax credit phasing in the taxation of increased taxable assessed value. For more information concerning this credit, please see Bill 2017-4.