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Tax Collections

Effective July 1, 2017, City of Concord property taxes will be billed and collected at the Cabarrus County Tax Office.  Residents will receive one tax bill with both City and County tax amounts listed.

For information on property taxes, the Cabarrus County Tax Office can assist you at (704) 920-2119 or via email at


Revenue Collections Manager
Rita Ellison, (704) 920-5265

Accounting Technician II:
Vicki Burris, (704) 920-5264

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Special note on the business privilege license tax:

S.L. 2014-3/House Bill 1050 states that effective July 1, 2015, North Carolina local governments no longer have authority to levy the privilege license tax. Any new or existing business will no longer be required to obtain or renew a privilege license. In accordance, renewal notices will not be mailed for current year licenses expiring on June 30, 2015.

Key points of the privilege license tax legislation:

  • Elimination of this tax was enacted by the NC Legislature on May 29, 2014.

  • The City of Concord Finance Department will no longer be maintaining any business-related information in a database that was previously collected through the licensing process; this includes a list of new businesses.

  • Businesses which hold North Carolina ABC Commission permits must still apply for the City of Concord Beer/Wine Permit with the Tax Department.  Beer/wine License year is May 1 to April 30. 

  • Prior year Privilege License taxes were not repealed and remain payable. Payments can be made in person at 26 Union Street South or by mail: PO Box 308 Concord, NC 28026. Please contact our office with questions regarding this important tax change at (704) 920-5216.

  • Even though a privilege license will no longer be necessary after July 1, the Concord Development Ordinance (CDO) requires that a certificate of compliance must be obtained before a business can occupy a commercial space.

Frequently asked questions:

Q. What is the current tax rate?

A. $0.48 / $100 valuation.

Q. I'm looking at purchasing a house for $150,000, what would my annual city property tax levy be on this amount?

A. The city's property tax rate is $0.48 per $100 valuation. On a $150,000 house, the annual levy would be $720.00.

Q. When are tax bills due?

A. September 1, however, bills are not delinquent until after January 5 of the following year.

Q. How do I pay my property tax bill?

A. Effective July 1, 2017, both City and County property taxes are billed and collected by the Cabarrus County Tax Office.  






Tax Downloads

Beer and Wine License Application 443.03 KB