Cabarrus County real estate and personal property tax bills are due on September 1. They are delinquent if not paid by January 5. Once a tax bill is delinquent, it is subject to collection actions and/or tax foreclosure. Interest accrues at the rate of 2% for the month of January and 3/4 of 1% each month thereafter.
Cabarrus County real estate and personal property tax can be paid:
Cabarrus County accepts full or partial payments and prepayments of any amount. These payments must be made prior to the delinquency date.
Allow 24 hours for posting payment to your account.
Cabarrus County accepts online payment of real estate and personal property tax by:
Online payments get processed through a partnership with Pay-it (a third party vendor). This vendor charges a convenience fee. This convenience fee is passed on to taxpayers who pay their property taxes online. Cabarrus County does not receive any part of this fee, nor is it part of your tax.
The system will display the amount of the fee. At this point, you have the option to back out of the transaction.
Tax bills can be paid in person at the Tax Collection office. The office is located on the 1st floor of the Government Center. For your convenience, there are also two drop box locations available. One inside the lobby next to the entrance to the Tax Collections office. The other is accessible after hours and is exterior to the building. It is next to the parking garage entrance off of Means Avenue.
Use the provided envelope and coupon for easier processing.
Make checks payable to Cabarrus County Tax Collector
Payments submitted by mail are deemed received as of the date of the US postal service postmark. Tax receipts are null and void if payment is made with a returned check that goes unpaid by the bank. NC General Statute § 105-357 allows for a 10% penalty on checks returned unpaid by the bank because of:
NC General Statute § 25-3-506 restricts processing fees to $25 per returned check.
The Tax Collectors office is located on the 1st Floor of the Government Center. The office is open Monday - Friday from 8 am - 5 pm, excluding holidays