2023 Property Tax Bills Issued – Due by January 2024
Mecklenburg County mailed 2023 bills for real property, individual personal property, and business personal property taxes by July 31, 2023. Bills are due Sept. 1, 2023, and must be paid by Jan. 5, 2024, to avoid interest.
This year, approximately 435,000 tax bills will be mailed to taxpayers throughout the County. For certain properties whose tax records or values are under appeal, the respective tax bills will be subsequently mailed. Taxpayers who appeal their tax values are encouraged to pay timely to avoid interest charges.
All tax bills paid on or after January 6, 2024, will be assessed interest at a rate of 2% for January. Additional interest in the amount of 0.75% will be charged for February and every month thereafter until paid. Any taxpayer who may have difficulty paying their bill is encouraged to contact the Office of the Tax Collector in August. It is imperative that taxpayers do not wait until December or after the bill is delinquent to express concern with their ability to pay.
For those with mortgage escrow accounts, their real property tax bills are sent directly to the mortgage holder for payment, with the owner receiving a property tax notification from the Office of the Tax Collector.
There are five ways to pay your tax bill:
- By Internet: Visit the OTC’s Pay Taxes and Fees page 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 and payment stub using the return envelope that accompanied the tax bill.
- In person: Pay at the Office of the Tax Collector (mecknc.gov)located at the Valerie C. Woodard Center, 3205 Freedom Drive, Suite 3000, Charlotte, NC 28208 weekdays between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Cash, credit/debit cards, money order, or check payments are accepted. Make checks payable to the Mecklenburg County Tax Collector.
- Online Banking: Note: This payment option is not recommended for tax payments. Any interest accrued due to a rejected payment cannot be removed from the tax bill. Payments are sent from your bank. A payment may take up to four business days, after it has been authorized, before it is 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. The payment will be rejected and returned to the financial institution if the tax bill number is missing or incorrect. Tax bill numbers from previous payments must be deleted and replaced with a current tax bill number for each payment.
Individuals seeking financial assistance are encouraged to apply for an economic assistance grant through the HOMES Program.
Editors’ note: The Town of Davidson has partnered with the Davidson Community Foundation to provide tax relief for residents in need of relief with their town taxes.