July 1, 2013 -- North Carolina’s vehicle Tag and Tax Together program
was designed to collect vehicle property taxes along with registration renewals and to conveniently pay them together.
Beginning in 2013, your annual vehicle inspection, registration renewal and vehicle property tax will be due the same month each year. Only one payment – made either in person, online or by mail – is required to pay both the annual tag and tax for your vehicle (Inspection fees are still paid to the inspection station).
Vehicle owners can tell if they will be receiving one of the first new bills by checking to see if they have a “9” (for the month of September) sticker on their license tag. With each passing month, ad
ditional vehicle owners will receive the new notice when their renewal is due. By mid-2014, the program should include all North Carolina vehicles.
If the address on your vehicle registration is current, you will receive a statement that lists both vehicle registration fees and taxes due. Vehicle owners will receive this statement about 60 days prior to their vehicle’s registration expiration.
The new “Tag & Tax Together” program was created by a law passed by the General A
ssembly in 2005 that makes vehicle property taxes due in full before a vehicle’s registration can be renewed. The new co
mbined payment program has required the coordinated effort of all 100 county revenue offices, the state Department of Revenue and NCDMV.
Information about how the Tag & Tax Together program affects vehicle dealers and dealerships can be found on the Connect NCDOT Car Dealers