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Pay Taxes By January 5
Friday, January 5 is the last day to pay property taxes without interest.
December 27, 2006

Mecklenburg County residents are reminded that property tax payments must be paid on or before January 5, 2007 to avoid interest charges. If mailed, the payment must be postmarked by the United States Postal Service on or before that date.

Mecklenburg County residents are reminded that property tax payments must be paid on or before to avoid interest charges. If mailed, the payment must be postmarked by the United States Postal Service on or before that date.

Property owners whose payments are received or postmarked after January 5 will be charged 2-percent interest for the month of January 2007 and an additional ¾-percent every month thereafter until paid.

All unpaid taxes will be advertised in local newspapers and an additional advertising fee will be added to each bill. Unpaid taxes are subject to collection action including garnishment, seizure of property, and foreclosure. North Carolina's set-off debt program also authorizes Mecklenburg County to seize N.C. income tax refunds to satisfy delinquent taxes.

There are several ways to pay your tax bill:

Online: Visit http://paytax.charmeck.org and use your credit card, debit card or eCheck.*
By phone: Call 1-877-533-0072 and use your credit/debit card.*
By mail: Mail your check using the return envelope in your tax bill.
In person: Pay in person between 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.:
    - Robert L. "Bob" Walton Plaza, 700 East Stonewall Street
    - West Service Center, 4150 Wilkinson Blvd.

* Make checks payable to the Mecklenburg County Tax Collector. A convenience fee is assessed when using the credit/debit/eCheck option. Credit/debit/eCheck payments are not accepted when paying in person.

CONTACT INFORMATION: Taxpayers with questions about their bill, property listings, or real estate valuations can call 311. Taxpayers calling from outside Mecklenburg County should dial 704-336-4600. More information is also available by clicking here.

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What is taxed? Property taxes are levied on real property (land and buildings) and personal property (boats, aircraft, income-producing business personal property, and unlicensed motor vehicles, etc.) The Tax Collector bills for licensed motor vehicles based on the monthly registration data from the N.C. Department of Motor Vehicles.

Mecklenburg County: The countywide tax rate for FY2007 is $0.8189 per $100 assessed valuation. Tax bills for property in the unincorporated areas include an additional law enforcement service district tax rate of $0.1647 added to the countywide tax rate. The law enforcement service district tax funds police service in those areas. It is based on the percentage of County residents who live in unincorporated areas. Residents of Charlotte and the six towns pay for police service through their municipal property taxes.

: The countywide tax rate for FY2007 is per $100 assessed valuation. Tax bills for property in the unincorporated areas include an additional law enforcement service district tax rate of added to the countywide tax rate. The law enforcement service district tax funds police service in those areas. It is based on the percentage of County residents who live in unincorporated areas. Residents of Charlotte and the six towns pay for police service through their municipal property taxes.

Cities and Towns: The City of Charlotte property tax rate for FY2007 is $0.4586 per $100 assessed valuation. Property within the City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County's six towns is assessed a county tax rate and a city or town tax rate. The combined 2005-2006 City/County tax rate for property within the City of Charlotte is $1.2775 per $100 assessed valuation. The combined rate for Cornelius is $1.0939, Davidson is $1.1639, Huntersville is $1.1089, Matthews is $1.1264, Mint Hill is $1.0939, and Pineville is $1.1189.

: The City of Charlotte property tax rate for FY2007 is per $100 assessed valuation. Property within the City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County's six towns is assessed a county tax rate and a city or town tax rate. The combined 2005-2006 City/County tax rate for property within the City of Charlotte is $1.2775 per $100 assessed valuation. The combined rate for Cornelius is $1.0939, Davidson is $1.1639, Huntersville is $1.1089, Matthews is $1.1264, Mint Hill is $1.0939, and Pineville is $1.1189.

Solid Waste Fees: For residential property within the Charlotte city limits, the tax bill includes two solid waste fees. The Charlotte solid waste fee is $45 for a single-family residence or $27 for a multi-family residence. The solid waste fee pays the disposal costs for trash collected in Charlotte. The County solid waste fee of $12 is used to pay for recycling and waste reduction services. Tax bills for all residential property within Mecklenburg County, except that which is located in Matthews, will include the County solid waste fee.

For residential property within the Charlotte city limits, the tax bill includes two solid waste fees. The Charlotte solid waste fee is for a single-family residence or for a multi-family residence. The solid waste fee pays the disposal costs for trash collected in Charlotte. The County solid waste fee of is used to pay for recycling and waste reduction services. Tax bills for all residential property within Mecklenburg County, except that which is located in Matthews, will include the County solid waste fee.

Tax bills were mailed to the owner of record at the address shown on the listing as of January 1, 2006. According to North Carolina law, failure to receive a tax bill does not invalidate the tax or interest charges.




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