Tax Collections

Real Estate, Business and Personal Property Tax Bills are mailed out annually in July. The Fiscal tax year for Real Estate, Business and Personal Property billings spans July 1 through June 30.

Tax bills are due September 1 with a delinquent date of January 7.

The Collections Department will work with taxpayers throughout the year on payment plans to alleviate the financial burden of paying Annual Real Estate or Personal Property, including Business Personal Property taxes at one time. These payment plans should be set up upon receipt of the annual tax bill, and the expectation is that the taxes be paid in full by the delinquent date. The responsibility is that of the taxpayer to contact the Collections office to request this option and set up a payment plan agreeable to both parties. To avoid enforcement of collections remedies, any bill must be paid in full by the delinquent date. Complete the Payment Installments form below to pay your 2013 bill in installments prior to the January 2014 delinquency date.

Payment Installments

Registered Motor Vehicle bills are mailed out monthly, approximately 90 days after the registration or renewal of your license plate.

Vehicle bills are due on the fourth month after registration or renewal.

Motor Vehicle bills are mailed out approximately 45 days prior to the delinquent date. You may break up your total bill into payments to have paid in full prior to the interest begins date. You do not need to contact the Office, just be sure to include your current bill number with your payment. Retain the taxpayer portion of these bills for your records and your yearly State and Federal Income Tax returns.

Tax and Tag Together Project Delayed 2 Months

In order to allow North Carolina's over 600 auto dealerships more time to test their systems, the "Tag and Tax Together" project which was scheduled to begin with July registered MV renewals has been delayed 2 months. Beginning with the September registered MV renewals, property taxes will be paid to the DMV along with your registration.

Call 919-814-1779 for questions about registering your vehicle with NCDMV.

How Does The New Legislation Change Things?

Currently, vehicle registration and taxes are processed separately. First you receive notice and pay your vehicle registration. Then three months later, you receive notice and pay your vehicle tax. This occurs separately because the counties are responsible for managing vehicle taxes, and the DMV is responsible for managing vehicle registration.

For the next renewal of this vehicle, the DMV will send a new combined notice that includes the vehicle registration and the vehicle tax, and they will be due at the same time.


For more information about this change, contact the Cabarrus County Assessor at 704-920-2166.

Once a tax bill has interest applied, meaning that it is a delinquent bill, it is subject to collection actions that could include any or all of the following: garnishment of wages, attachment of bank accounts or rents, levy on personal property, and the use of a collection agency to attempt to collect delinquent accounts and report those debts to the three major credit bureaus. On Real Estate there is also the option of Tax Foreclosure, which means placing the property with a foreclosure attorney and selling the property at public auction to collect the delinquent taxes and legal fees that have accrued.

For your convenience tax bills can be paid online or over the phone with a debit or credit card (a convenience fee may be charged) or you can mail in payment to our office using the envelope and coupon provided with the bills. Our office is open from 8am until 5pm Monday through Friday where you are always welcome to walk in and make your payment in person.

Email Tax Collection Department Questions/Information or call with questions/concerns about billing/payment options: 704-920-2119.