Your Vehicle Registration Notice and Vehicle Property Tax Bill are Changing!
The North Carolina General Assembly passed legislation creating a Combined Motor Vehicle Registration Renewal and Motor Vehicle Property Tax Collection System.
How Does The New Legislation Change Things?
Currently, vehicle registration and the property taxes for the registered vehicle are processed separately. First, you receive notice and pay your vehicle registration fee to the North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles (NCDMV). Then three months later, you receive notice and pay the property tax for that vehicle to your local County Tax Office. This occurs separately because the counties are responsible for managing all property taxes, including motor vehicle taxes, and the NCDMV is responsible for managing vehicle registration. The new law transfers the responsibility for motor vehicle tax collection from the 100 counties across North Carolina to the NCDMV.
Beginning with September 2013 registration renewals, the NCDMV will begin sending a new combined notice for vehicle registration and the property tax for the motor vehicle, and both will be due at the same time. The full amount of motor vehicle property taxes and NCDMV registration fees must be paid in full, to the NCDMV, before a registration renewal sticker can be issued.
In the interest of simplification, especially in favor of our citizens making one payment versus two separate payments, the Henderson County Board of Commissioners, along with the NC Association of County Commissioners and the Henderson County Tax Department have long supported this change.For more information about this change, please contact the Henderson County Tax Department at 828-697-4870, or click here.
About three months after your initial registration or registration renewal, you will receive a bill which is payable on the first day of the following month. For example, if you have a March renewal, you will receive the bill in June, it will be due on July 1st, and must be paid by July 31st to avoid the addition of interest. You will receive a separate tax bill on each registered vehicle you own.
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You may get a bill from a county or municipality in which you do not reside at the time of registration renewal. If this were to occur, you may go to either the county which billed you or the county which should have billed you in order to correct the error.
All incorrect billings should be corrected within 30 days.
If taxes are not paid on time, the county collector will issue a block. If a vehicle receives a block, the registration cannot be renewed again until the taxes, plus interest, have been paid. Registration can only be renewed on a blocked vehicle, after a paid tax receipt has been presented to the DMV.
NOTE: The DMV will not send you any renewal information if a block has been placed on your vehicle registration.
The valuation of your motor vehicle may be appealed in the same manner as the valuation of your other property. The burden of proof will remain with you, the taxpayer. By statute, a valuation appeal must be brought within thirty days from the date the notice is prepared. When filing an appeal, you must pay the taxes first. If the value is changed, the taxes will be adjusted as necessary.
Your vehicle tax bill can be paid through mail by check or money order. You may also pay in person at the Henderson County Collecter's Office located in Suite 66 in the Henderson County Courthouse.
To insure the assessment and registration functions run smoothly, we suggest you follow these instructions.
1. Notify the DMV of any address changes.
2. Register your vehicle on time.
3. Pay your taxes on time.
4. Make sure the County you reside in appears on your registration.
5. Report all incorrect billings immediately.
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