An owner can apply for a refund of taxes paid when a motor vehicle is sold, registered out of state, or deemed a total loss by insurance (where the taxpayer does not maintain ownership of the vehicle).
The refund will be calculated on any full calendar months remaining in the registration period after the license plate is surrendered to the N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles.
Within one year of surrendering the license plates, the owner must present the following to the county tax office:
- Proof of plate surrender to NCDMV (DMV Form FS20)
- Copy of the Bill of Sale, copy of the new state’s registration, or copy of a letter from an insurance company that the vehicle was a total loss.
Contact the tax office at (704) 920 – 2166 option 2 or email the required documentation, within 1-year of the tag turn in date, to IPP@cabarruscounty.us or mail to:
Cabarrus County Tax Assessor
Attn: Registered Motor Vehicles
PO Box 707
Concord, NC 28026