Property taxes are also known as ad valorem taxes. Ad valorem is defined as according to value. Mecklenburg County property taxes are based on the value of taxable property. Examples of taxable property are real estate, registered motor vehicle, and personal property.
Real Estate Property Tax is based on the value of real estate as of January 1st of the current year. Real estate property refers to the physical land and everything attached to the land such as houses, barns, garages, etc. Real estate property also includes property that can be removed from the land such as a single-wide mobile home attached to a foundation.
Registered Motor Vehicle Tax is based on the value of the vehicle as of January 1st of the current year. Registered motor vehicles within the City of Charlotte are also assessed a $30.00 auto fee. Owners must pay their vehicle taxes in full before they can renew their registration.
Personal Property Tax is based on the value of the personal property as of January 1st of the current year. Personal property includes individual personal property and business personal property. Examples of individual personal property are boats, campers, airplanes, and income producing farm equipment. Examples of business personal property are machinery, equipment, furniture, computers, and supplies.
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