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​2020 Property Tax Bills Will Be Mailed in July

7/22/2020

Mecklenburg County, NC – Mecklenburg County will mail 2020 bills for real property, individual personal property and business personal property taxes on July 29, 2020. Bills are due Sept. 1, 2020 and must be paid on or before Jan. 5, 2021 to avoid interest.  

This year, over 413,000 tax bills will be mailed to taxpayers throughout the County. For those properties whose tax records or value are under a formal appeal with the Board of Equalization and Review, the respective tax bills will be subsequently mailed. 

All tax bills paid on or after Jan. 6, 2021 will be assessed interest at a rate of 2% for January. Additional interest in the amount of 0.75% will be charged for February and every month thereafter until paidAny taxpayer who may have difficulty paying their bill is encouraged to contact the Office of the Tax Collector (OTC) in August. It is imperative that taxpayers do not wait until December or after the bill is delinquent to express concern with their ability to pay. 

For those with mortgage escrow accounts, their real property tax bills are sent directly to the mortgage holder for payment, with the owner receiving a property tax notification from the OTC. 

There are five ways to pay your tax bill:  

  • By phone: Dial toll-free 1-800-994-1026 for a credit card, debit card or eCheck payment.   
  • By mail: Mail a check or money order and payment stub using the return envelope that accompanied the tax bill. 
  • In person: Pay through the OTC's drop box located at the Valerie C. Woodard Center, 3205 Freedom Drive, Suite 3000, Charlotte, NC, use entrance E. The drop box is located on the wall to the left of the service stations. Make checks payable to the Mecklenburg County Tax Collector.  
  • Online BankingNote: This payment option using personal online banking is not recommended for tax payments. Any interest accrued due to a rejected payment cannot be removed from the tax bill. Payments are sent from your bank. A payment may take up to four business days, after it has been authorized, before it is applied to the tax bill. The entire 24-digit tax bill number must be entered in the online bill pay account number field to ensure proper payment posting to the tax bill. The payment will be rejected and returned to the financial institution if the tax bill number is missing or incorrect. Tax bill numbers from previous payments must be deleted and replaced with a current tax bill number for each payment. 

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