Department Leadership

Neal Dixon, Mecklenburg County Tax Collector

Neal L. Dixon is the tax collector for all municipalities in Mecklenburg County as well as the department director for the Office of the Tax Collector. He is responsible for fulfilling all requirements of NC General Statute 105-350 and managing a department comprised of two divisions and five business units that administers and collects ad valorem (property) and gross receipts (business) taxes. 

He joined the County in 1995 as a collections supervisor. Neal was appointed as tax collector by the Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners in 2001 and promoted to department director of the Office of the Tax Collector in 2014. Prior to joining the County, he was a mortgage loan servicing manager and a mortgage loan officer at Barclays American Mortgage Corporation in Charlotte. 

Neal holds a Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.  

Professional Organizations:

  • International Association of Assessing Officers. 

  • National Association of County Collectors, Treasurers, and Finance Officers.  

  • National Bureau of Revenue and Regulatory Officials (certified licensing official). 

  • North Carolina Tax Collectors’ Association (past president). 

Headshot of County Tax Collector Neal Dixon