Notice: Final Day to Pay Property Taxes Without Interest is Jan. 5  

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The Office of the Tax Collector (OTC) encourages taxpayers to remit their tax payments now to avoid delinquency. Real estate and personal property tax payments must be paid or postmarked by the United States Postal Service (USPS) on or before Jan. 5, 2024, to avoid interest charges. Tax bills were mailed to the owner of record at the address shown on the tax record as of Jan. 1, 2023.  

New owners of property are encouraged to check the tax record online or call 311 to ensure payment has been made.  If payment is due, please remit payment using one of the options listed below. If mailing your payment, please ensure that envelopes are hand stamped at the USPS counter with a Jan. 5 (or earlier) postmark to ensure interest charges are not applied. Interest charges for mail that is metered but not postmarked by Jan. 5 is determined by the date received by the OTC.   

Tax payments can be made online, by phone, by mail, or in person. Property owners whose payments are received or postmarked after Jan. 5, 2024, will be charged two percent interest for the month of January, and an additional three-quarters of one percent every month thereafter until paid.   
There are four ways to pay your tax bill:   

  • Online at for a credit card, debit card or eCheck payment*.  

  • By phone at 1-800-994-1026 for a credit card, debit card or eCheck payment*.   

  • By mail with a check or money order and payment stub using the return envelope that accompanied the tax bill at P.O. Box 31457, Charlotte, NC 28231-1457. Make checks payable to the Mecklenburg County Tax Collector.    

  • In person at 3205 Freedom Drive, Suite 3000, Charlotte, NC 28208, use Entrance D or E, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.  

*Visa debit/Mastercard debit – convenience fee of $3.95. All other credit/debit cards have a service fee of 2.35% or a minimum of $1.95. There is no service fee for eCheck payments.  

According to North Carolina General Statute 105-348, failure to receive a tax bill does not invalidate the tax or interest charges.