Pay Taxes and Fees

Other Ways to Pay

Property Taxes by Phone Using Credit Card*

Property Taxes by Mail with Tax Stub

Property Taxes by Mail without Bill Stub

Business Taxes by Mail with Tax Return or Application

Real estate, personal property, and registered motor vehicle tax bills can be paid 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by credit card* or debit card*.

1-800-994-1026

Write bill number on check or money order.

Mecklenburg County Tax Collector
P.O. Box 71063
Charlotte, NC 28272 -1063

Write bill number on check or money order.

Mecklenburg County Tax Collector
P.O. Box 31457
Charlotte, NC 28231-1457

Write account number on check or money order.

City-County Tax Collector
P.O. Box 32728
Charlotte, NC 28232-2728

 

Property Taxes Using Online Banking

Business Taxes Using Online Banking

Property Taxes by Paying In-Person

Business Taxes by Paying In-Person

Payments sent electronically from your financial institution may take up to four business days after the date you authorized payment. 

Please Note: The 24-digit bill number must be entered in the account number box to ensure proper posting to your bill. Payments received without a bill number will be rejected and returned.

 

Unlike property taxes, payments are sent as a paper check by a mail service rather than through an electronic format.

It may take up to six business days after the date you authorized your financial institution to make the payment before it is posted to your account. 

Valerie C. Woodard Center
3205 Freedom Drive, Suite 3000
Charlotte, NC 28208

Monday – Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m

We accept cash, money order, check, credit card* or debit card* that can be used without a personal identification number.

Valerie C. Woodard Center 3205 Freedom Drive, Suite 3000 Charlotte, NC 28208

Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m

We accept cash, money order, check, credit card* or debit card* that can be used without a personal identification number.

* We accept American ExpressDiscoverMasterCard, and Visa. Debit cards that can be used without a personal identification number are also accepted.

A service fee will be charged by a third-party vendor for credit or debit card payments. Visa debit/Mastercard debit – convenience fee of $3.95. All other credit/debit cards – convenience fee of 2.35% or minimum of $1.95 fee charged. Mecklenburg County does not receive any portion of the service fee associated with this service.

No service fee is charged for eCheck transactions.

Checks must have drawer's name, drawer's address, check number, financial institution's name, and MICR numbers preprinted on the check. Checks must have the current date, numbers printed, the amount paid spelled out, and a signature. Mecklenburg County does not accept starter, counter, altered, or photocopied checks.

Learn more information about the taxes and their due dates.


City Auto Fee Elderly Reduction Application

This form can be used by qualifying taxpayers to receive a $15.00 refund of the $30.00 Charlotte Auto Fee. In order to qualify, a taxpayer must be 65 years of age or older in the month in which the automobile registration expires and have a disposable income that does not exceed thirty thousand, nine hundred dollars ($31,900). Disposable income includes all monies received from Social Security, retirement income, dividends, etc. for the prior year. The form must be filed within 30 days from the tax bill due date. Contact the Tax Customer Service Center at 704-336-7600 or via e-mail at taxmeck@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov with any questions.

Offices to Contact When Starting a New Business

This list is a resource guide to help those who are starting a new business. It is important that business owners comply with all governmental regulations for opening and operating a business Please contact the Business Tax Collections unit by telephone at 980-314-4400 or via e-mail at taxbusiness@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov with any questions.

Prepared Food and Beverage Tax Return

The Prepared Food & Beverage Tax Return is remitted monthly by retailers who make food or beverages available for immediate human consumption Please contact the Business Tax Collections unit by telephone at 980-314-4400 or via e-mail at taxbusiness@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov with any questions.

New Business Information Form

Room Occupancy Tax Return

The Room Occupancy Tax Return is remitted monthly by those who rent rooms, lodging, or provides accommodation furnished by a hotel, motel, inn, tourist camp, or similar place in Mecklenburg County. Please contact the Business Tax Collections unit by telephone at 980-314-4400 or via e-mail at taxbusiness@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov with any questions.

New Business Information Form

Vehicle Rental Tax Return

The Vehicle Rental Tax Return is remitted monthly by those engaged in leasing or renting vehicles to the public on a short-term basis. Please contact the Business Tax Collections unit by telephone at 980-314-4400 or via e-mail at taxbusiness@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov with any questions.

New Business Information Form

Heavy Equipment Tax Return

The Heavy Equipment Tax Return is remitted quarterly by those who rent or lease heavy equipment on a short-term basis. Please contact the Business Tax Collections unit by telephone at 980-314-4400 or via e-mail at taxbusiness@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov with any questions.

New Business Information Form