Tax bills are being sent for real property, individual personal property, and business personal property and are payable beginning September 1, 2013.
Tax bills can be paid without interest through January 6, 2014.
Of the 381,339 tax bills that will be issued for 2013, some will be withheld until the second billing in October. The second billing is a normal procedure for certain properties whose values or tax records are still being processed before the respective tax bills can be issued. Billing is postponed for properties currently under appeal at all levels, properties whose value changed due to remodeling or new construction and whose notices have not been sent, and certain properties under active review by Pearson’s Appraisal Services. The Assessor’s Office hopes to include value changes on as many of the bills mentioned above as possible.
For those with a mortgage escrow account, real property tax bills are typically sent directly to the mortgage holder for payment.
All tax bills paid on or after January 7, 2014 will be assessed interest at a rate of two percent (2%) for the first month and three-quarters percent (3/4%) every month thereafter until paid.
The reverse side of the tax bill contains a comprehensive list of frequently asked questions. Property owners who have further questions concerning their 2013 tax bill can contact CharMeck311 by dialing 311 within Mecklenburg County or 704-336-7600 from outside the County. Additional information can be found at
There are five ways to pay your tax bill:
- By Internet: Visit paytax.charmeck.org 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 using the return envelope that accompanied the tax bill.
- In person: Pay at the Office of the Tax Collector 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.
- Online Banking: Payments are sent electronically from your bank. A payment may take up to four business days after it has been authorized to be applied to the tax bill. The entire 24-digit tax bill number must be entered in the online bill pay account number field to ensure proper payment posting to the tax bill. If the tax bill number is missing or incorrect the payment will be rejected and returned to the financial institution. Tax bill numbers from previous payments must be deleted and replaced with a current tax bill number for each payment.
*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.
Taxpayers should be aware that customer service counters at Bob Walton Plaza for both the Assessor’s Office and the Office of the Tax Collector will be closed on Monday, September 2, 2013 for Labor Day.