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Mailing Address:

Property Tax Collections
Office of the Tax Collector
P.O. Box 31457
Charlotte, NC 28231-1457

Business Tax Collections
Office of the Tax Collector
P.O. Box 32728
Charlotte, NC 28232-2728

Office Location:

Valerie C. Woodard Center
3205 Freedom Drive
Suite 3000
Charlotte, NC 28208
Hours: Mon-Fri  8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Contact

Property Tax Collections
704-336-7600
Send an Email

Business Tax Collections
704-432-4200

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Property Taxes


Property taxes are also known as ad valorem taxes. Ad valorem is defined as according to value. Mecklenburg County property taxes are based on the value of taxable property. Examples of taxable property are real estate, registered motor vehicle, and personal property.

Real Estate Property Tax is based on the value of real estate as of January 1st of the current year. Real estate property refers to the physical land and everything attached to the land such as houses, barns, garages, etc. Real estate property also includes property that can be removed from the land such as a single-wide mobile home attached to a foundation.

Registered Motor Vehicle Tax is based on the value of the vehicle as of January 1st of the current year. Registered motor vehicles within the City of Charlotte are also assessed a $30.00 auto fee. Owners must pay their vehicle taxes in full before they can renew their registration.

Personal Property Tax is based on the value of the personal property as of January 1st of the current year. Personal property includes individual personal property and business personal property. Examples of individual personal property are boats, campers, airplanes, and income producing farm equipment. Examples of business personal property are machinery, equipment, furniture, computers, and supplies.



For fastest service, please have your tax bill and credit card information available, click the link below, and follow the instructions as prompted

CLICK HERE TO PAY ONLINE

For due dates and additional payment options, click a link below:


Real Estate

Registered Motor Vehicle

Personal Property



Should you have any questions concerning any of these taxes, please refer to our FAQs page, or contact:

The CharMeck 311 by dialing 311 within Mecklenburg County or 704-336-7600 from outside Mecklenburg County or via e-mail at taxmeck@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov
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Sales receipt taxes are those taxes based on the sales receipts of a particular type of sales transaction. Examples include Room Occupancy, Prepared Food and Beverage, and Vehicle Rental taxes. Privilege Licenses are based according to the type of business operated and/or the amount of annual gross sales. Beer and Wine Licenses are based on a set fee schedule.


For more information on sales receipt taxes, please refer to our Business Taxes page.


 HOW AND WHERE TO PAY

Avoid waiting in line to pay your taxes. For your convenience, we offer several payment options.
Pay Now By TelephoneBy MailOnline BankingIn Person
Please have your tax bill and payment information available, click and follow the instructions as prompted.

 

Please note:   For delinquent vehicle taxes in which a block has been placed on the registration, please allow 48 hours for any payment made on line or over the phone to be received in our office and the block to be removed.  

Pay Now . . . online

Property Taxes 

• Real Estate Tax  

• Registered Motor Vehicle Tax 

• Personal Property Tax (individual and business)

Business Taxes

• Business Tax and License Payments

• Garage and Attic Sale License 

 


We accept American ExpressDiscoverMasterCard, and Visa. Debit cards that can be used without a personal identification number are also accepted. 

A service fee of 2.35% or minimum of $1.95 will be charged by a third party provider for credit card or debit card payments. Mecklenburg County does not receive any portion of the service fee associated with this service.

No service fee is charged for eCheck transactions.  

Checks must have drawer's name , drawer's address, check number, financial institution's name, and MICR numbers preprinted on the check. 

Checks must have the current date, numbers printed, the amount paid spelled out, and a signature.  Mecklenburg County does not accept starter, counter, altered, or photocopied checks

 

Pay by Telephone . . .

Property Taxes

1-800-994-1026


Business Taxes

At this time, we do not accept business tax payments by telephone.


Real estate, personal property, and registered motor vehicle tax bills can be paid 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by credit card or debit card.

 

We accept American ExpressDiscoverMasterCard, and Visa. Debit cards that can be used without a personal identification number are also accepted. 

A service fee of 2.35% or minimum of $1.95 will be charged by a third party provider for credit card or debit card payments
. Mecklenburg County does not receive any portion of the service fee associated with this service.

No service fee is charged for eCheck transactions.   

Checks must have drawer's name , drawer's address, check number, financial institution's name, and MICR numbers preprinted on the check. 

Checks must have the current date, numbers printed, the amount paid spelled out, and a signature.  Mecklenburg County does not accept starter, counter, altered, or photocopied checks.  
 

Pay By Mail . . .

Property Taxes

WITH Tax Bill Coupon Stub:

Mecklenburg County Tax Collector
P.O. Box 71063
Charlotte, NC 28272 -1063
Write bill number on check or money order
DO NOT MAIL CASH

WITHOUT Tax Bill Coupon Stub:

Mecklenburg County Tax Collector 
P.O. Box 31457
Charlotte, NC 28231-1457
Write bill number on check or money order
DO NOT MAIL CASH


Business Taxes

City-County Tax Collector
P.O. Box 32728
Charlotte, NC 28232-2728

(please include tax return or application with payment and write account number on check/money order and correspondence)

 

Checks must have drawer's name, drawer's address, check number, financial institution's name, and MICR numbers preprinted on the check. 

Checks must have the current date, numbers printed, the amount paid spelled out, and a signature.  Mecklenburg County does not accept starter, counter, altered, or photocopied checks.  

Online Banking . . .

 

Property Taxes

Payments are sent electronically from your financial institution. 

It may take up to four business days after the date you authorized your financial institution to make the payment before it is posted to your account. 

Please Note: The 24-digit bill number must be entered in the account number box to ensure proper posting to your bill. 

Your payment will be rejected and returned to the financial institution if the bill number is missing or incorrect. 

 

Business Taxes 

Unlike property taxes, payments are sent as a paper check by a mail service rather than through an electronic format.

It may take up to six business days after the date you authorized your financial institution to make the payment before it is posted to your account. 

NOTE: This payment option is not recommended for payment of taxes. Any interest accrued due to a rejected payment cannot be removed from the tax bill.

 Bill numbers from previous payments must be deleted and replaced with a current bill number with each payment.

Checks must have drawer's name , drawer's address, check number, financial institution's name, and MICR numbers preprinted on the check. 

Checks must have the current date, numbers printed, the amount paid spelled out, and a signature.  Mecklenburg County does not accept starter, counter, altered, or photocopied checks

 

Pay In Person . . .

Property Taxes

Valerie C. Woodard Center
3205 Freedom Drive
Suite 3000                                                                                                        Charlotte, NC 28208                                                                Monday - Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Cash, Money Order, or Check.


Business Taxes

Valerie C. Woodard Center
3205 Freedom Drive
Suite 3000                                                                                                        Charlotte, NC 28208
Monday – Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Cash, Money Order, Check, Credit Card, or Debit Card that can be used without a personal identification number are also accepted

 


At this time, we do not accept credit card or debit card payments in person for payment of property taxes.  An ATM is available in the payment lobby. 

We accept DiscoverMasterCard, and Visa credit card and debit card payments in person for payment of Business Taxes. Debit cards that can be used without a personal identification number are also accepted at Hal Marshall Center. 

Checks must have drawer's name , drawer's address, check number, financial institution's name, and MICR numbers preprinted on the check. 

Checks must have the current date, numbers printed, the amount paid spelled out, and a signature.  Mecklenburg County does not accept starter, counter, altered, or photocopied checks.  

Garage and Attic Sale Licenses
 may be purchased at the Robert L. (Bob) Walton Plaza (cash only) or Hal Marshall Center.


 IMPORTANT TAX DUE DATES

ANNUAL TAXES

Real Estate
Personal Property
Police Service District Tax
Registered Motor Vehicle Tax
Commercial Vehicle Tax
Privilege License
Beer & Wine License
Taxi Cab License 
Charlotte Auto Fee


TAXES DUE on the 20th of EACH MONTH

  • ROOM OCCUPANCY

  • PREPARED FOOD & BEVERAGE

  • SHORT-TERM VEHICLE RENTAL

Tax returns and payment are due each month on or before the twentieth (20th) day of the month following the month in which the tax accrues.

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ANNUAL REAL ESTATE, PERSONAL PROPERTY, AND POLICE SERVICE DISTRICT TAX

The tax lien or assessment date each year is January 1st .

  • Taxes are due and payable September 1st.  

  • 2018 taxes are payable without interest through January 7, 2019.  

  • An interest charge of 2% will be assessed on 2018 delinquent property tax bills on January 8, 2019.  

  • An interest charge of three-fourths of one percent (¾%) is assessed on February 1st, and each month thereafter until the taxes are paid in full.  

  • Delinquent notices are mailed in February and March.  

  • Delinquent taxpayers are advertised in the Charlotte Observer in March.

 

ANNUAL REGISTERED MOTOR VEHICLE TAX

  • Taxes are due on the first day of the fourth month following the date the registration expires or on the first day of the fourth month following the last day of the month in which the new registration is applied for.

  • Interest accrues at the rate of five percent (5%) for the first month following the date the taxes are due and three-fourths of one percent (¾%) each month thereafter until the taxes are paid.

 

ANNUAL COMMERCIAL VEHICLE TAX

  • Taxes are due each July 1st.

Need additional information for the above taxes or due dates?  Please Dial 311 if calling from Mecklenburg County (or 704-336-7600 outside of Mecklenburg County) or contact Tax Support Services via e-mail: taxmeck@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov

ANNUAL BEER & WINE LICENSE

  • Licenses are due April 30th and must be renewed by May 1st each year.


ANNUAL TAXI CAB LICENSE

  • Taxi Cab License tax is due January 1st.

 

ANNUAL CHARLOTTE AUTO FEE

  • The auto fee for rental vehicles is due February 20th.

Questions regarding the taxes, fees, and due dates for the Room Occupancy, Prepared Food & Beverage, Short-Term Vehicle Rental, Privilege License, Beer & Wine License, Taxi Cab License, and Auto Fee for rental vehicles should be directed to: 
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Business Tax Collections
Voice:  704-432-4200
Fax:  704-336-7602
E-mail:  taxbusiness@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov


 REGISTERED MOTOR VEHICLE TAX

Tag and Tax Together:
As of September 1, 2013, the North Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles began collecting registered motor vehicle taxes at the time of tag renewal. Except in rare situations, all registered motor vehicle taxes are collected by the NCDMV.
 
Due Date: 
Mecklenburg County Registered Motor Vehicle taxes are due on the first (1st) day of the fourth (4th) month following the date the registration expires, or on the first day of the fourth month following the last day of the month in which the new registration is applied.
 
 Pay Online for Mecklenburg County Registered Motor Vehicle Tax Bills:
Please be sure to enter the entire 24-digit tax bill number.  There is a service fee of 2.35% or minimum of $1.95 for credit and debit card payments.  There is no fee for an eCheck payment. 
 
For payment information regarding North Carolina Department of Motor Vehicle Tag and Tax Notices, please contact the NCDMV at 919-715-7000. 

Pay by Phone (dial 800-994-1026  for Mecklenburg County Registered Motor Vehicle Tax Bills:Please be sure to enter the entire 24-digit tax bill number. There is a service fee of 2.35% or minimum of $1.95 for credit and debit card payments. There is no fee for an eCheck payment.
 
Payment Locations for Mecklenburg County Registered Motor Vehicle Tax Bills: 
(cash, check, or money order only) 
 
Valerie C. Woodard Center
3205 Freedom Drive
Suite 3000
Charlotte, NC 28208
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Monday - Friday

Mailing Address for Mecklenburg County Registered Motor Vehicle Tax Bills:
(check or money order only, the 24 digit tax bill number is required)
 

WITHOUT Tax Bill Coupon Stub:
Mecklenburg County Tax Collector
P.O. Box 31457
Charlotte, NC   28231-1457
 
WITH Tax Bill Coupon Stub:
Mecklenburg County Tax Collector
P.O. Box 71063
Charlotte, NC   28272-1063 

For payment information regarding North Carolina Department of Motor Vehicle Tag and Tax Notices, please contact the NCDMV at 919-715-7000. 

Online Banking for Mecklenburg County Registered Motor Vehicle Tax Bills:
Personal banking online bill pay.  The 24-digit tax bill number is required.  If the entire tax bill number (24 digits) is not entered in the online bill pay account number field, the payment will be rejected and sent back to the taxpayer's bank.  Interest will apply if payment is received on or after the interest begins date.
 
NOTE: This payment option is not recommended for payment of taxes. Any interest accrued due to a rejected payment cannot be removed from the tax bill.

**Check payments must have drawer's name, drawer's address, check number, financial institution's name, and MICR numbers preprinted on the check.  In addition, the taxpayer must write a current date, write the amount paid, spell out the amount paid, and sign his or her signature.  Mecklenburg County does not accept starter, counter, altered, or photocopied checks. 

Bill numbers from previous payments must be deleted and replaced with a current bill number with each payment. 

For payment information regarding North Carolina Department of Motor Vehicle Tag and Tax Notices, please contact the NCDMV at 919-715-7000. 

Should you have any questions regarding Mecklenburg County Registered Motor Vehicle tax bills please refer to our FAQs page, or contact us at: CharMeck 311 by dialing 311from within Mecklenburg County or 704-336-7600 from outside of Mecklenburg County or by e-mail.

 ​ BUSINESS & PERSONAL PROPERTY


Due Date:
  • Taxes are due and payable September 1st.
  • 2018 taxes are payable without interest through January 7, 2019.
  • An interest charge of 2% is assessed on 2018 delinquent property tax bills on January 8, 2019.
  • An interest charge of three-fourths of one percent (¾%) is assessed on February 1st, and each month thereafter until the taxes are paid in full.
  • Delinquent notices are mailed in February.
  • Delinquent taxpayers are advertised in the Charlotte Observer in March.
Please be sure to enter the entire 24-digit tax bill number.  There is a service fee of 2.35% or minimum of $1.95 for credit and debit card payments.  There is no fee for an eCheck payment. 
 
Pay by Phone: 1-800-994-1026
Please be sure to enter the entire 24-digit tax bill number.  There is a service fee of 2.35% or minimum of $1.95 for credit and debit card payments.  There is a no fee for an eCheck payment.  
 
Payment Locations:
(cash, check, or money order only)   
Valerie C. Woodard Center
3205 Freedom Drive
Suite 3000                                                                                                                                                                                                   Charlotte, NC 28208
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Monday - Friday
Get A Map

 
 
Mailing Address: 
(check or money order only, the 24-digit tax bill number is required) 

WITHOUT Tax Bill Coupon Stub:
Mecklenburg County Tax Collector
P.O. Box 31457
Charlotte, NC   28231-1457 

WITH Tax Bill Coupon Stub:
Mecklenburg County Tax Collector
P.O. Box 71063
Charlotte, NC   28272-1063

 

Online Banking:
Personal banking online bill pay.  The 24-digit tax bill number is required.  If the entire tax bill number (24 digits) is not entered in the online bill pay account number field, the payment will be rejected and sent back to the taxpayer's bank.  Interest will apply if payment is received on or after the interest begins date.

NOTE: This payment option is not recommended for payment of taxes. Any interest accrued due to a rejected payment cannot be removed from the tax bill.

Bill numbers from previous payments must be deleted and replaced with a current bill number with each payment.

**Check payments must have drawer's name, drawer's address, check number, financial institution's name, and MICR numbers preprinted on the check.  In addition, the check must have the current date, numbers printed, the amount paid spelled out, and a signature. The Mecklenburg County Tax Collector does not accept starter, counter, altered, or photocopied checks. 

Bill numbers from previous payments must be deleted and replaced with a current bill number with each payment. 

Should you have any questions, please refer to our FAQs page, or contact us: at CharMeck 311 by dialing 311 from within Mecklenburg County or 704-336-7600 from outside of Mecklenburg County or via email at  BPPEmail@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov.

 


 REAL ESTATE TAX

 

 
Due Date:
  • Taxes are due and payable September 1st.
  • 2018 taxes are payable without interest through January 8, 2019.
  • An interest charge of 2% is assessed on 2018 delinquent property tax bills on January 8, 2019.
  • An interest charge of three-fourths of one percent (3/4%) is assessed on February 1st, and each month thereafter until the taxes are paid in full.
  • Delinquent notices are mailed in February.
  • Delinquent taxpayers are advertised in the Charlotte Observer in March or April.
  • Mortgage institutions, tax servicing companies, and other bulk real estate processors/payers the following links provide instructions on how to submit and format bulk payments.
 
Pay Online 
Please be sure to enter the entire 24-digit tax bill number.  There is a service fee of 2.35% or minimum of $1.95 for credit card and debit card payments.  There is no fee for an eCheck payment.  

Pay by Phone: 1-800-994-1026
Please be sure to enter the entire 24-digit tax bill number.  There is a service fee of 2.35% or minimum of $1.95 for credit card and debit card payments. There is no fee for an eCheck payment. 
 
Payment Locations: 
(cash, check, or money order only) 
 
Valerie C. Woodard Center
3205 Freedom Drive
Suite 3000                                                                                                                                                                                                   Charlotte, NC 28208
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Monday - Friday
 
Mailing Address:
(check or money order only, the 24-digit tax bill number is required)
 
WITHOUT Tax Bill Coupon Stub:
Mecklenburg County Tax Collector
P.O. Box 31457
Charlotte, NC   28231-1457
 
WITH Tax Bill Coupon Stub:
Mecklenburg County Tax Collector
P.O. Box 71063
Charlotte, NC   28272 - 1063
 

Online Banking:

Personal banking online bill pay.  Please review the 24-digit tax bill number is required.  If the entire tax bill number (24 digits) is not entered in the online bill pay account number field, the payment will be rejected and sent back to the taxpayer's bank.  Interest will apply if payment is received on or after the interest begins date.

NOTE: This payment option is not recommended for payment of taxes. Any interest accrued due to a rejected payment cannot be removed from the tax bill. 

Bill numbers from previous payments must be deleted and replaced with a current bill number with each payment.  

**Check payments must have drawer's name, drawer's address, check number, financial institution's name, and MICR numbers preprinted on the check.  In addition, the check should have the current date, numbers printed, the amount paid spelled out, and a signature.  The Mecklenburg County Tax Collector does not accept starter, counter, altered, or photocopied checks. 

Should you have any questions, please refer to our FAQs page, or contact us: at CharMeck 311 by dialing 311 from within Mecklenburg County or 704-336-7600 from outside of Mecklenburg County or via e-mail


 









Address

Mailing Address:

Property Tax Collections
Office of the Tax Collector
P.O. Box 31457
Charlotte, NC 28231-1457

Business Tax Collections
Office of the Tax Collector
P.O. Box 32728
Charlotte, NC 28232-2728

Office Location:

Valerie C. Woodard Center
3205 Freedom Drive
Suite 3000
Charlotte, NC 28208
Hours: Mon-Fri  8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Contact

Property Tax Collections
704-336-7600
Send an Email

Business Tax Collections
704-432-4200

Key Initiatives