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Now that you’re over your re-assessment shock, tax bills will soon be on their way

July 25. Mecklenburg County will mail tax bills for real property, individual personal property, and business personal property by this coming Monday. Bills are due Sept. 1, and must be paid by Jan. 5 2024 to avoid interest.

For properties under appeal, the tax bills will be subsequently mailed. Taxpayers who appeal their tax values are encouraged to pay on time to avoid interest charges.

Any taxpayer who may have difficulty paying their bill is encouraged to contact the Office of the Tax Collector (mecknc.gov) in August.

Tip: Don’t wait until December or after the bill is delinquent to express concern about ability to pay.

For those with mortgage escrow accounts, tax bills are sent directly to the mortgage holder for payment, with the owner receiving a property tax notification from the Office of the Tax Collector.

There are more ways to pay your bill:

· By Internet: Visit Pay Taxes and Fees | Office of the Tax Collector (mecknc.gov) for a credit card, debit card, or eCheck payment.

· By phone: Dial toll-free 1-800-994-1026 for a credit card, debit card, or eCheck payment.

· By mail: Mail a check or money order and payment stub using the return envelope that accompanied the tax bill.

· In person: Pay at the Office of the Tax Collector located at the Valerie C. Woodard Center, 3205 Freedom Drive, Suite 3000,  weekdays between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Cash, credit/debit cards, money order, or check payments are accepted. Make checks payable to the Mecklenburg County Tax Collector.

· Online Banking: Not recommended for tax payments. Any interest accrued due to a rejected payment cannot be removed from the tax bill.