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​Delinquent Property Tax Owners Will Be Listed in The Charlotte Observer


Approximately 34,000 Mecklenburg County property owners who have not paid their 2020 real and personal property tax bills will have their names and the principal amount they owe published, as required by state law, in The Charlotte Observer, on Sunday, April 11, 2021. Bills paid after Feb. 28, 2021 may be included in the advertisement. Visit and click on Property Tax System to determine the current amount due for any delinquent real estate or personal tax bill.   

The purpose of the advertisement is to notify taxpayers of their 2020 tax obligation. Delinquent taxpayers are subject to having their North Carolina income tax refund and/or lottery winnings seized to pay off their County property taxes.    

The Tax Collector is also empowered to garnish funds, levy (seize and sell) personal property, and foreclose on real property to satisfy unpaid taxes. Properties identified as eligible for foreclosure can be found here. These actions may be taken after the delinquent date and are not contingent in the advertisement of delinquent taxes.  

Here's how to pay your tax bill:  

  • By Internet: Log on to and use your credit card, debit card or e-check.  
  • By phone: Call toll-free 1-800-994-1026 and use your credit card, debit card or pay by e-check. Service is available in English or Spanish when paying your tax bill by phone. 
  • By mail: Mail your check using the return envelope that accompanied your tax bill. 
  • By Drop Box: Drop your payment in the Tax Collector's drop box at the Valerie C. Woodard Center, 3205 Freedom Drive, Suite 3000, Charlotte, NC, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. The drop box is located to the left of the service point counter. Please include your bill number with your payment. 
  • By Appointment: For cash payments only, call 980-314-4400 and make an appointment with our office to pay in person. 


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