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Motor Vehicles

Effective September 2013 the new vehicle “Tax and Tag” system was implemented.

“Beginning with the September 2013 vehicle tag (license) renewals, you will pay your vehicle tax bill at the time of renewal to the North Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). “

Prior to September 2013 - Motor vehicle tax bills were generated when you registered your vehicle with the North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles, the DMV office forwarded your vehicle information to the tax department to assess and create a bill. Vehicle tax bills were prepared monthly and normally become due the third month after a vehicle has been registered.   If you owe a bill under this system, you must pay that bill before renewing your vehicle tag under the new system.


You must list on a listing form with the tax office unlicensed (untagged) vehicles, dealer, permanent tagged or multi-year tagged vehicle and trailers. Also for 2014 International Registration Plan (IRP) Plated Vehicles are to be listed with the tax office in Schedule B of the business listing form.

To access registered motor vehicle property taxes paid to the NC DMV please visit this site:

You will need:

  • your NC Driver's License or NC Identification Card Number,
  • the Last 4 Digits of your Social Security Number,
  • I-94 (Arrival/Departure US Customs Form) or Alien Registration Number,
  • and birthdate

Once logged in, you will see "Correspondence" on the right side of the window. Under "Correspondence" you will be able to select the year for Vehicle Property Tax Fee paid or as pictured VEH PROP TAX FEE. Select the year desired and all vehicles paid for in that year will pop up with the total taxes paid for each vehicle in that calendar year.

Businesses will not be able to access tax information through the MyDMV Portal.