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Avoid Paying Interest: Property Taxes Due Jan. 5, 2018

1/3/2018

Person paying taxesMecklenburg County residents are reminded that real estate and personal property tax payments must be paid or postmarked (not metered) by the United States Postal Service on or before Jan. 5, 2018, to avoid interest charges.

All payment options affected by the cyberattack have been restored and are now operational. You may pay online, by phone, by mail, or in person. The Office of the Tax Collector is working to apply all payments received by mail during the time that the systems were not operational. If your payment was sent during that time, it will be processed and applied as of the date postmarked or received.

Property owners whose payments are received or postmarked after Jan. 5, 2018 will be charged two percent (2%) interest for the month of January, and an additional three-quarters of one percent (0.75%) every month thereafter until paid.

The Tax Collector intends to advertise the owner's name for unpaid real estate and personal property taxes as being delinquent in a local newspaper. For each advertisement, the advertisement fee will be added to the tax bill advertised. All delinquent property taxes are subject to collection and the Tax Collector is empowered to garnish funds, levy (seize and sell) personal property, and foreclose on real property to satisfy unpaid taxes. Affected taxpayers are encouraged to make payment immediately to avoid these actions. Mecklenburg County also participates in the North Carolina Setoff Debt Program, which authorizes the Tax Collector to submit the delinquent tax amounts of taxpayers to the state. The state distributes the income tax refund money and/or lottery winnings of delinquent taxpayers to the County to satisfy the tax debt.

There are four ways to pay your tax bill:

  • By Internet: Visit https://MeckNC.gov/paytax for a credit card, debit card or eCheck payment.*
  • 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 at the Tax Collector's office located in the Robert L. "Bob" Walton Plaza, 700 East Stonewall Street, Charlotte NC, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Only cash, money order, or check payments are accepted. Make checks payable to the Mecklenburg County Tax Collector.

 

*A service fee of 2.35% or a minimum of $1.95 is charged for credit card or debit card payments. There is no service fee for eCheck payments.

Tax bills were mailed to the owner of record at the address shown on the tax record as of January 1, 2017. According to North Carolina law, failure to receive a tax bill does not invalidate the tax or interest charges. More information is also available on the Office of the Tax Collector's website. Visit https://MeckNC.gov/taxes and then click on Office of the Tax Collector.