Tag & Tax System

Purpose
The North Carolina General Assembly passed a new law to create a combined motor vehicle registration renewal and property tax collections system called the Tag and Tax System (PDF). In doing so, the new law transfers the responsibility for motor vehicle tax collections from the 100 counties across North Carolina to the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV).
Tag and Tax Together Logo - NC vehicle tag and county tax combined payment program
This system has been designed as a convenient way to pay annual vehicle tag renewals and vehicle property taxes. If your mailing address is current with the North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles, you will receive a tag and tax notice listing with both vehicle registration fees and taxes due.

Timeline
Just as in the past, vehicle owners will receive the notice about 60 days prior to registration expiration of their vehicles. The full amount of property taxes and DMV registration fees must be paid in full to the DMV before a registration renewal sticker can be issued.

More Information

For more information involving this new system, you may contact our office at 704-878-3018.