Scam Warning: Mecklenburg County Cautions Residents of False Letter

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Mecklenburg County is warning property owners about a scam letter that has surfaced, with a demand for money on what appears to be official letterhead from this year’s property revaluation notice.

In March 2023, the Mecklenburg County Assessor’s Office mailed revaluation notices to more than 400,000 property owners, to inform them of their property’s new assessed value and their opportunities to appeal.

View the official sample notice here >>

But the office recently learned of a letter printed on what appears to be Assessor’s Office letterhead and delivered to a Mecklenburg County property owner. The sham letter replaces official information with an apparent demand for a “clearance fee” due to a death and the property being transferred. The letter also includes a deadline for the property owner to vacate their property.

View the false letter here >>

Neither the Mecklenburg County Assessor’s Office nor any other official agency would mail such a letter to a property owner.

Any Mecklenburg County property owner who receives a scam or questionable letter—or has questions about correspondence or the status of their property value—is encouraged to contact the Assessor’s Office. Owners can call 980-314-4226 or email [email protected].

Visit to learn more about the role of the Assessor’s Office and the 2023 revaluation process.