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Delinquent property tax owners will be published

Charlotte, NC – Mecklenburg County property owners who have unpaid real property tax bills for years prior to 2016 may have had their names and the amount they owe published on the Mecklenburg County Office of the Tax Collector’s website on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016. The publication can be found by visiting the Delinquent Taxpayer Publication on the Office of the Tax Collector’s website, tax.charmeck.org.

The purpose of the publication is to notify taxpayers of their tax obligation. Delinquent taxpayers may also run the risk of having their North Carolina state income tax refund seized to pay their local property taxes.

A Notice of Publication will be mailed later this month to property owners who have unpaid personal property tax bills for years prior to 2016. Taxpayers can avoid being published by paying their delinquent personal property taxes in full on or before Nov. 30, 2016. Bills paid after Nov. 30, 2016 may be included in the publication.

Mecklenburg County participates in the North Carolina Setoff Debt Program, which authorizes the Tax Collector to submit the delinquent tax amounts of taxpayers to the state. The state distributes the income tax refund money and/or lottery winnings of delinquent taxpayers to the County to satisfy the tax debt.

The Tax Collector is also empowered to garnish funds, levy (seize and sell) personal property, and foreclose on real property to satisfy unpaid taxes. Affected taxpayers are encouraged to make payment immediately to avoid these actions.

Visit tax.charmeck.org to use the property tax system tool to determine the current amount due for any delinquent real estate or personal property tax bill.

There are four ways to pay your tax bill:

  • By Internet: Visit paytax.charmeck.org 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 Tax Collector’s office located in the Robert L. “Bob” Walton Plaza, 700 East Stonewall St., Charlotte, NC, and at West Service Area Center, 4150 Wilkinson Blvd., Charlotte, NC, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Only cash, money order, or check payments are accepted. Make checks payable to the Mecklenburg County Tax Collector.

*A service fee of 2.35 percent or a minimum of $1.95 is charged for credit card or debit card payments. There is no service fee for eCheck payments.

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