COMING...A LITTLE LESS SOON!
April 29, 2013 - Although slated to begin with July renewals, the state's new Vehicle Tax System (VTS) - described below - will be postponed for two months. There are 600 car dealers throughout the state who use vendors to title and register vehicles. These vendors accounted for over a million registrations last year, at no cost to taxpayers. The delay is necessary to work out the processes enabling these vendors to continue providing services.
Beginning in 2013, the Department of Motor Vehicles will start sending combined invoices for both registration renewal AND property tax to owners of vehicles registered in the state. All 100 counties of North Carolina are preparing now for this transition. Since vehicle registrations and tax payments are staggered throughout the year, the program will not be completely implemented until mid-year 2014. This new Tag and Tax Together program was designed to collect vehicle property taxes along with registration renewals more efficiently, while making it more convenient for owners to pay them together.
The Assessor's Office and the office of the Tax Collector are implementing the new system within Mecklenburg County. For more information click on the logo below.
Effective January 1993, the North Carolina General Assembly created a special tax class for registered motor vehicles and trailers. The major feature of NCGS 105-330 is that the owner of a registered vehicle or trailer receives a tax bill approximately three months after the tag is renewed or issued. The billings are generated from information provided by the owner to the Division of Motor Vehicles.
The DMV then provides the ownership lists to the taxable county. The owner of the vehicle or trailer must pay the tax bill before the registration can be renewed the following year. In addition to other collection remedies (i.e. garnishment and attachment), the statute allows the Tax Collector to block the vehicle registration preventing the taxpayer from renewing the registration until taxes are paid.
Vehicle Tax Bills
Information on registered motor vehicles is secured by Federal law to preserve the privacy and welfare of citizens. While other property information is accessible to the public, vehicle data is restricted to those with an official need-to-know. Therefore, owners who are seeking assistance on valuations and tax bills for their vehicles must have their bills or registration to receive help specific to their situations.
Please let us answer any questions you may have:
311 - inside Mecklenburg County, or
(704) 336-7600 - from outside the County.