Registered Motor Vehicles
Mecklenburg County is responsible for assessing, billing, and collecting taxes on registered motor vehicles for months that were previously untaxed between the registration and renewal dates. This is known as gap billing.
Manage your motor vehicle registration at myNCDMV.
North Carolina implemented a new program to combine vehicle registration renewal and vehicle property tax collection into one system under the NC Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). The Tag & Tax Together program provides for payment of license tag renewal and vehicle tax at the same time.
For more information, visit NC DMV Tag and Tax.
To obtain a receipt or copy of your vehicle tax bill, please access the MyDMV Portal
Please note that businesses will not be able to access tax information through the MyDMV Portal.
Mecklenburg County is responsible for assessing, billing, and collecting taxes on registered motor vehicles for months that were previously untaxed between the registration and renewal dates. This is known as Gap Billing. Legislation enacted during the 2017 General Assembly Session established the requirements and procedures to conduct gap billing. Watch this video to learn more about gap tax.
Vehicle owners receive a Tag & Tax Notice listing both vehicle registration fees and taxes due. The notices come approximately 60 days before the expiration of the vehicle registration. The Department of Motor Vehicles now collects vehicle taxes at the same time owners renew their license tags.
With Tag & Tax Together, annual registration fees and vehicle property taxes are paid to the NCDMV in person at a local tag office online at the NCDMV website or by mail. This information is also located on the back of the notice. The State collects the taxes and distributes the revenue back to the County, who then distributes the portions due to Charlotte and the Towns.
Under the current system, inspections are required before registration stickers are granted.
Vehicle owners will be unable to renew their motor vehicle’s registration unless the total taxes and registration fees on the vehicle are paid at the same time.
If paying by mail, the registration fee is considered to be made on the date shown on the postmark stamped by the United States Postal Service. If the mailed fee is not postmarked to show the date of mailing, the payment is considered to be made on the date the Division receives the payment.
Vehicle registration fees are set by the North Carolina Department of Transportation and can change from year to year. For additional information, please visit the NCDOT.
The DMV will charge a late fee once a plate has expired and the registration has not been renewed.
- 1st month- $15.00
- 2nd month- $20.00
- A late fee of $25.00 will be charged for a registration that has been expired for two months or greater.
Please note, interest of 5% will still be charged on the tax portion if payment is received on or after 16th of each month and ¾% each additional month until paid in full.