Property Taxes

Mecklenburg County handles all assessment, valuation, billing and collection of property taxes for the Town of Matthews. Property taxes are levied on land, buildings, motor vehicles, boats, trailers, and income-producing personal property. The amount of tax is based on the assessed value of the property and the tax rate. If you have questions about the assessed value of your property visit  the County Assessor's page on the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government's website.

Information on land, buildings, other real estate and motor vehicles registered in North Carolina is kept on computer records by the county tax office and automatically billed for property tax purposes. The Town, along with citizens, has access to this information through computer records at

Residents are required to report to the county tax office by Jan. 31 each year their taxable personal property (such as boats, business equipment, etc.) Motor vehicles need not be reported to the County for property tax purposes if already registered with the State. A resident of North Carolina who owns a motor vehicle here is required to register the vehicle with the NC Division of Motor Vehicles and to pay Town and County taxes on the vehicle.

Property tax bills for real estate and personal property are billed and mailed to all property owners in September each year. This bill includes Town of Matthews and Mecklenburg County taxes. Property taxes must be paid by Jan. 5 to avoid penalties.

There are four ways to pay your taxes:

  • In person: Valerie C. Woodard Center, 3205 Freedom Drive Suite 3000, Charlotte, NC 28208

  • By mail: Make checks payable to City-County Tax Collector and mail both the tax payment stub and your check or money order to City-County Tax Collector, P.O. Box 32247, Charlotte, NC 28232-2247.

  • By phone: Call toll free 1-877-533-0072 to use your debit or credit card.

  • By Web:  Click Here and navigate to "Pay Personal Property Taxes." to use your debit or credit card.

Property taxes are collected for the Town's beginning July 1 each year. For example, the Town property taxes billed in September of 2015 to be paid by Jan. 5, 2016, will pay for services from July 1, 2015, through June 30, 2016.

The Town of Matthews property tax rate for 2019-2020 is .28 cents per $100 of taxable value.

How to estimate your tax bill for 2019-2020

To estimate your Town of Matthews property tax, multiply your taxable property value as set by the County tax office by 0.00280.

Taxable Value multiplied by Town tax rate  Equals Town property tax 
 $100,000 28 cents per $100 of value (or 0.00280)  $280.00
$250,000 $700.00


Vehicle License Fees

The fee is $25 per vehicle. Billing and payment accompanies property taxes. No sticker or decal is required.


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