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Mar.1, 2013: DELINQUENT PROPERTY TAX OWNERS WILL BE ADVERTISED IN THE CHARLOTTE OBSERVER
Charlotte, NC-About 35,000 Mecklenburg County property owners who have not paid their 2012 real and personal property tax bills will have their names and the amount they owe published, as required by state law, in The Charlotte Observer, on Sunday, April 7, 2013. Bills paid after March 7, 2013 may be included in the advertisement. Visit tax.charmeck.org to use the property tax system tool to determine the current amount due for any delinquent real estate or personal tax bill.
The purpose of the advertisement is to notify taxpayers of their 2012 tax obligation. Delinquent taxpayers may also run the risk of having their North Carolina state income tax refund seized to pay off their County property taxes.
January 7, 2013: AVOID THE INTEREST: PROPERTY TAXES DUE BY JANUARY 7, 2013
Charlotte, NC - Mecklenburg 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 today, Jan. 7, 2013, to avoid interest charges.
Property owners whose payments are received or postmarked after Jan. 7, 2013 will be charged two percent for the month of January and an additional three-quarters of one percent every month thereafter until paid.
December 20, 2012: COUNTY’S LICENSE PLATE RECOGNITION SOFTWARE RESULTS IN ADDITIONAL TAX COLLECTIONS
Charlotte, NC – A joint effort between the Sheriff’s Office and Office of the Tax Collector has resulted in $74,000 in taxes being paid that had been delinquent.
In July, Sheriff Chipp Bailey and Tax Collector Neal Dixon announced that they had begun using License Plate Recognition software that employs cameras mounted on sheriff’s deputies’ cars looking for the license plates of owners who were delinquent paying their vehicle property taxes. Nine deputies rotate in and out of the specially equipped cars and when the equipment gets a hit on a delinquent plate, the deputy places a warning sticker on the vehicle with notice that the tax must be paid within two days.
October 29, 2012: MECKLENBURG COUNTY SENDS SECOND PROPERTY TAX BILLING
Charlotte, NC -- Mecklenburg County will mail 97,000 additional 2012 property tax bills to business and individual property owners and mortgage companies on October 30.
August 27, 2012: 2012 PROPERTY TAX BILLS BEING SENT THIS WEEK
Charlotte, NC – The Mecklenburg County Assessor’s Office will begin mailing 2012 property tax bills this week. Bills are being sent for real property as well as personal and business property and are payable beginning September 1. Bills can be paid without interest through January 7, 2013.
July 16, 2012: TAX COLLECTOR AND SHERIFF TEAM UP TO FIND TAX DELINQUENTS
Charlotte, NC - The Tax Collector's Office and Sheriff's Office have employed another tool in the search for people who don't pay their vehicle taxes on time.
License Plate Recognition software is now being used in specially equipped Sheriff’s vehicles to detect license plates, as the marked vehicles drive through parking lots and ramps all over Mecklenburg County. When the software detects a hit, a Sheriff’s Deputy places a warning sticker on the vehicle with notice that the tax must be paid within two days.
JULY 1, 2012: DEADLINE TO RENEW BUSINESS LICENSES IN MECKLENBURG COUNTY
Charlotte, NC – Most businesses in Mecklenburg County are required to have a local “privilege license,” also known as a business license. All privilege licenses in Mecklenburg County expire on June 30, 2012. The Mecklenburg County Tax Collector mailed roughly 39,000 renewal notices to businesses to remind them to renew their privilege licenses, which are due on or before July 1, 2012 to avoid penalties.