Starting mid-August, Union County Tax Office will begin sending annual property tax bills to all property owners. The tax bills are mailed directly to the party responsible for payment–either property owners or mortgage companies that are escrowing property taxes. Informational notices will be sent to the approximately 42,000 property owners who escrow their property taxes.
The tax rate for the fiscal year 2020-2021 is $0.7309 per $100 assessed valuation with the following making up that rate: $0.2163 for county operations, $0.0156 for Countywide Fire, $0.0210 for Countywide EMS, $0.4450 for Union County Public Schools and $0.0330 for voter-approved bond debt.
Property taxes are due September 1, 2020. To avoid interest charges, property tax payments must be paid on or before January 5, 2021.
Payments postmarked on or after January 6, 2021 will be charged a two percent interest penalty for the month of January and an additional three-fourths percent every month thereafter, until the bill is paid in full including interest and fees. All unpaid taxes are subject to be advertised in the local newspaper and an additional advertising fee will be added to each bill.
If you need assistance paying your annual tax bill, there are short-term payment plan options available. Payment plans must be arranged with the Tax Office no later than December 15, 2020. The first payment is required at the time of the arrangement. For more information on payment plans, contact our customer service department at 704-283-3848.
The residents of Wingate, Wesley Chapel, Fairview, Mineral Springs, Marshville, Hemby Bridge, and Stallings will receive one tax bill that includes both county and municipal taxes. The partnership with these municipalities provides their residents with one point of contact for all property tax questions and concerns.
There are several ways to pay your tax bill:
For additional information, visit the tax webpages of our website.
Historically, a footnote and chart included on the tax bill have provided a categorical breakdown of only general fund expenditures. The chart on the 2020 tax bills addresses all categories of expenditures included in the FY21 adopted budget. The footnote below the chart was printed in error. We apologize for any confusion this may have caused.