NORTH CAROLINA'S NEW TAG & TAX SYSTEM EFFECTIVE FOR September 2013 RENEWALS
Your Vehicle Registration Notice is Changing!
The North Carolina General Assembly passed a new law to create a combined motor vehicle registration renewal and property tax collection system. The new law transfers the responsibility for motor vehicle tax collection from the 100 counties across North Carolina to the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV).
How Does The New Law Change Things?
Currently, vehicle registration and taxes are processed separately. First, you receive notice and pay your vehicle registration. Then, three months later, you receive notice to pay your vehicle tax. This occurs separately because the counties are responsible for managing vehicle taxes, and the DMV is responsible for managing vehicle registration. For the next renewal of this vehicle, the DMV will send a combined notice that includes the vehicle registration and the vehicle tax, which will be due at the same time.
For more information about this change, please contact the Johnston County Tax Office at (919) 989-5120.