Tax Assessor's Office
700 E. Stonewall St.
Charlotte, NC 28202
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How you pay your vehicle tax has changed!North Carolina has a new law that combines motor vehicle registration renewal and property tax collection. This initiative fundamentally changes the way vehicle taxes are billed and collected. Link to NC DMV Tag and Tax Site->
How Does The New Law Change Things?
Vehicle registration is done by the state and taxes have been processed by the Mecklenburg County Tax Assessor.
Vehicle owners are now receiving Tag & Tax Notices from the North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles (NCDMV) listing both vehicle registration fees and taxes due. A single payment to cover both vehicle registration fees and vehicle property taxes will be made directly to the Department of Motor Vehicles in Raleigh.
Do I still need to get an inspection before renewing my registration? Yes, just like the current system, inspections are required before registrations are granted.
Renewals and New Issue Registrations:Vehicle owners receive a Tag & Tax Notice listing both vehicle registration fees and taxes due. The notices come about 60 days before the expiration of the vehicle registration. The State now collects vehicle taxes at the same time owners renew their license tags.
With Tag & Tax Together, annual registration fees and vehicle property taxes are paid to the NCDMV in person at a local tag office, online at the NCDMV website or by mail. The State collects the taxes and distributes the revenue back to the County, who then distributes the portions due to Charlotte and the Towns.
Vehicle owners will be unable to renew their motor vehicle’s registration unless the total taxes and registration fees on the vehicle are paid at the same time.