County and towns

Health D​epartment

The Mecklenburg County Health Department works to promote and protect the public's health. Services include clinic services, communicable disease control, environmental and school health and more.

Mecklenburg County Courts

The judicial officers, staff, agencies and volunteers of district 26 are guided by the following statement of mission:

To provide accessible justice to the citizens and the community is the fundamental organizing principle of the Court and its justice partners in Mecklenburg County.

We are committed to working collaboratively with the community to prevent and solve problems in order to enhance the quality of life for all individuals.

Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office

The Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office delivers public safety services to residents and visitors in Mecklenburg County, including providing security for the courts, service of civil process, enforcing local, state, and federal laws and operating the largest jail system in the Carolinas.


Office of the Tax Collector (Mecklenburg County)

Mecklenburg County handles property and business taxes for county and City of Charlotte residents.

Property Taxes

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.

Business Taxes