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Tax Relief for Elderly & Disabled Persons

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What are the exception rules, regarding the reduction of City Auto Fees for the elderly?

The exception for the elderly is applicable for residents who live within the corporate limits of the City of Charlotte who are 65 years of age or older in the month in which the automobile registration expires and whose disposable income does not exceed $28,100.  Disposable income includes all monies received from Social Security, retirement income, dividends, etc. for the prior year.

The "Application for Reduction of City Auto Fee for the Elderly" must be filed within 30 days from the tax bill due date.  All information must be provided and application must be signed to qualify to receive a fifteen dollar ($15.00) refund off the thirty dollar ($30.00) Charlotte Auto Fee.  The form is available by dialing 311 or by contacting Tax Support Services  via e-mail at   You may also:

View or Print the Application for Reduction of City Auto Fee for the Elderly   (PDF)


What real property exclusion is available for elderly or permanently disabled persons?

North Carolina allows Low-Income Homestead Exclusions for qualified indi­viduals. Owners must apply with the County Tax Assessor's office between January 1 and June 1.

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