The Mecklenburg Board of Commissioners has appropriated funds to provide grants to qualifying residential homeowners. Grant funds will be paid to the Mecklenburg County Tax Collector, who will reduce the total amount of taxes due for qualifying recipient's primary residence. The amount granted will be equal to 25% of the Mecklenburg County tax amount on the last available tax bill, rounded to the nearest dollar, not to exceed $340.
The property must be located within Mecklenburg County, North Carolina.
The property must be the owner's legal primary residence at the time of application and consistently for the past three consecutive years as verified by recorded legal documents.
The resident grant recipient's name(s) must be on the recorded deed or title.
When the qualifying person's name is not on the deed but on a recorded life estate, the person may participate in the program.
Ad valorem real estate taxes within the most recent consecutive three bills must be either paid in full or have no more than one bill of the three delinquent.
Grant funds will first be applied to the current year and any remaining grant amount will be applied to the delinquent prior year bill, if any.
In the instance when funds have been prepaid on the current year bill, the original amount of the current year bill is used to calculate the grant amount.
Properties with bills that are four or more years delinquent do not qualify.
Household income must not exceed 80% of the area median income based on number of people in the family as set annually by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
Applicants will be required to indicate the number of persons that live in the household and provide proof of income.
Applicants must not be participants in any of the following programs:
City of Charlotte Aging in Place or Replacement Program
North Carolina Homestead Exclusion
North Carolina Property Tax Homestead Circuit Breaker
North Carolina Disabled Veterans Exclusion
North Carolina Present Use Value (PUV) Program
Must not have any encumbrance attached to or binding upon the property including prior year property taxes, pending legal action, easement disputes, or other such encumbrances.
Program recipients must apply for consideration annually.
Paper application that can be printed from www.MeckNC.gov/taxes
Paper application that can be obtained from the County Assessor's Office or Office of the Tax Collector located at 3205 Freedom Drive,Charlotte NC 28208.
Applicants not required to file income tax returns must provide substitute documentation including, but not limited to, SSA-1099, W-2, 1099-INT, 1099-DIV, financial statements, and any other like documentation that fully reflects household income.
Signed program guidelines and terms
Paper applications must be mailed to:
County Assessor's Office
3205 Freedom Drive, Suite 3500
Charlotte, NC 28208
Incomplete applications will not be approved; however, resubmissions may be considered if received on or before the deadline, subject to funding availability.
Funds will be granted in the order an approved application was received until program funds are exhausted.
Any unpaid balance that becomes delinquent, will be subject to enforced collection action.
This program has no effect on the Tax Collector's responsibility to collect the taxes owed.
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