WHAT HAS CHANGED?
Beginning July 2013, the process of paying your motor vehicle taxes in North Carolina changed. Previously, a motor vehicle tax bill was processed and due 3 months from the date of when a tag is renewed. Now the taxes are paid at the same time as tag renewal. Unregistered (untagged) motor vehicles must still be listed annually in January and will be billed with other personal property.
WHAT DO I DO?
When you receive your vehicle registration renewal card from the DMV, please make sure your address and county are correct. If the address and county are not correct, the DMV must be notified so you are taxed by the proper county and municipality.
HOW WILL I BE BILLED?
You will receive an invitation to renew from NCDMV approximately 90 days prior to expiration date. This new notice combines information about your vehicle registration renewal fee and your vehicle property tax due. The new Tag & Tax System allows you to make one payment for both registration renewal and vehicle property tax.
WHAT IF I AM BILLED INCORRECTLY?
If your county code is not correct or if your address is not correct you will need to go to the License Plate Agency or contact the Help Desk @ (919)814-1779. If your tax districts are incorrect you need to contact the county Tax Assessor's Office @ (252) 641-7855
WHAT IF I DON'T PAY ON TIME?
If taxes are not paid on time the applicable interest will accrue on both your tax amount due and your registration fee.
HOW DO I APPEAL?
The valuation of your motor vehicle may be appealed in the same manner as the valuation of your other property. The burden of proof will remain with you, the taxpayer. By statute, a valuation appeal must be completed within thirty (30) days from the date the notice is prepared.
HOW DO I PAY MY TAXBILL?
Your Combined Notice can be paid through mail by check or money order made payable to NCDMV and mailed to P O Box 29620, Raleigh, NC 27626. You may also pay in person at the Edgecombe County License Plate Agency located in Suite 105 at the Edgecombe County Administration Building. Bills can be paid by credit card, check (With ID) and cash. For payments via internet please click here.
WHAT IF I TRANSFER MY TAGS TO ANOTHER VEHICLE?
Property Taxes on Registered Motor Vehicles are based on the tag and date of registration. If you transfer the tags to another vehicle, you will not be taxed on the second vehicle until you renew the tags. In other words you pay taxes for the whole year on the first vehicle, rather than part of the year on each vehicle.
WHAT IF I DON'T KEEP THE CAR FOR THE FULL YEAR?
When you turn tags into the DMV, they will give you a special receipt to give to the tax office. If you bring that receipt and a bill of sale showing that you sold the vehicle, you can have the taxes prorated to reflect the number of months you owned the vehicle. This must be done within 365 days of the date on which the tag was surrendered, otherwise the bill for the entire year will be due.
POINTS TO REMEMBER
To insure the assessment and registration functions run smoothly, we suggest you follow these instructions:
Notifty the DMV of any address change
Register your vehicle on time
Inspect your vehicle on time
Make sure the County you reside in appears on your registration
Report all incorrect billings immediately