The Tag & Tax Together program combines your North Carolina vehicle’s registration fees and property taxes into one renewal notice. We send you one invoice; you pay in one transaction.
Paying your vehicle's Tag & Tax together has never been easier! We offer three convenient ways:
About 60 days before your vehicle registration expires, we will send you a renewal notice to the mailing address we have on record. This notice lists both your vehicle's registration fees and taxes due, which is paid in one easy transaction. Here is an example of what a renewal notice looks like
Your annual vehicle inspection, registration renewal and vehicle property tax will be due the same month each year. Only one payment – made either in person, online or by mail – is required to pay both the annual tag and tax for your vehicle (Inspection fees are still paid to the inspection station).
Yes. If you choose not to pay the vehicle property tax at the time you register your newly purchased vehicle, you will receive a Limited Registration sticker, which is good for 60 days. You must pay the property tax before the 60 days is up. You can pay at your local License Plate Agency
, by mail or use our convenient online tool
especially for Limited Registration tax payments.
Yes. However, just like with a newly purchased vehicle, you have the option to defer payment of your taxes by getting a Limited Registration sticker, which expires in 60 days. You must pay the property tax by the time the sticker expires. You can pay online with our tax payment application, which is exclusively for paying just the tax on your vehicle. You can also visit your local License Plate Agency
Your combined notice will show you exactly the amount due for your vehicle registration and property tax. However, you can get an estimate of the property taxes due using our Vehicle Tax Estimator
Yes. Your vehicle’s annual registration renewal fees will remain the same. The addition of the vehicle property tax increases the total amount due on your bill.
No. You must pay both your vehicle’s registration and the property tax at the same time. The only exceptions are if you have just bought a vehicle
or have just moved
to North Carolina.
No. The new Tag & Tax Together program is only for personal property taxes on your vehicle and does not affect your mortgage or home property tax.
Taxes due on the combined notice are for the coming year, covering the same period as the vehicle registration.
It is important to look at the tax year rather than the calendar year. While it is possible to pay twice in a calendar year, no vehicle owner will pay twice in the same tax year or for the same 12-month period.
If you changed your address with us, you should receive your combined notice at your new address. If you haven’t, you may not receive the renewal notice.
If you have moved since your last renewal, your vehicle property tax may need to be recalculated. DO NOT SEND YOUR RENEWAL AND PAYMENT BY MAIL. Visit your local license plate agency to receive a corrected tag and tax fee.
The due date is the expiration date of your vehicle’s registration, so you may get a ticket for driving a vehicle with expired tags. Interest will also accrue on your vehicle’s property tax and you’ll have to pay a late fee when you renew your vehicle’s registration.
No. All vehicle property taxes are to be paid to NCDMV. However, any questions about your vehicle property tax should be directed to your
county tax office.