Revenue Division

The duty of the Revenue Division of the Tax Administrator's Office is to collect the following County revenues: ad valorem taxes, pet fees, fire taxes, school taxes, fire fees and motor vehicle taxes in accordance with Chapter 105 of the North Carolina General Statutes. The Revenue Division also collects water and sewer charges, landfill fees and miscellaneous utility fees. Vann Harrell, Revenue Division Director, leads the Revenue Division staff of 14.

Payment for the following can be made in person at the customer service counter or at the drive up payment drop box on Crowell St. behind the Old Post Office Building, which is located in front of the Union County Judicial Center.

  • Real Estate and Personal Property Tax Bills
  • Delinquent Motor Vehicle Tax Bills
  • Current and Delinquent Water and Sewer Bills
  • Landfill Fees
  • Miscellaneous Utility Bills
  • Gross Receipts Taxes

Payments should be mailed to the address on the bill or to:

Union County Tax Collector
PO Box 38
Monroe, NC 28111-0038

Property tax payments (except registered motor vehicles) are due September 1st and must be paid by January 5th to avoid interest charges. If mailed, payments must be postmarked by the US Postal Service on or before January 5th to avoid interest charges. If January 5th falls on the weekend taxes are due the following Monday.   Interest charges are 2% if paid January 6th through 31st and an additional ¾% each month thereafter.

Effective September 1, 2013, property taxes on registered motor vehicles are now paid at the time of registration or renewal of your existing license plate.  Please see the tab below for additional important information.

Real Estate Tax Bills
You may not receive a bill if:

  • Your property is under appeal to the Union County Board of Equalization and Review or the North Carolina Property Tax Commission and the appeal has been resolved.
  • You have an escrow fund with your mortgage company. The Mortgage Company may have requested the bill be mailed to them.
  • Your mailing address is incorrect in our billing file. (Please notify the Assessment Division.)
  • You purchased property after January 1 (Real estate is listed in the name of the recorded owner as of January 1.)

Effective September 1, 2013, there was a change in the process for paying property taxes on registered motor vehicles.  With the implementation of the Tax and TagTogether program, county property taxes are now paid to the License Plate Agency when you register your vehicle or renew your existing license plate.  More detailed information about this new process can be found on the DMV website.

With this change in the collection process the Union County Tax Collector’s office has assumed the valuation, assessment, and appeal process for all registered motor vehicles in Union County.  If you have any questions related to these matters or would like to appeal your value please call (704) 283-3848.

Click to download Antique Vehicle Application

Click to download Application for Motor Vehicle Tax Exemption

Utility Bills

  • Bills are mailed by the Union County Public Works Department.
  • Billing questions should be directed to the Public Works Department, in person at 500 N. Main Street, Monroe, by email at, or by calling 704-296-4210.
  • Payments are made payable to Union County.
  • The delinquent date is shown on the utility bill.

To reach the Tax Administrator's Office, Revenue Division, you may call 704-283-3848, by email at,  or in writing to:

Union County Tax Administrator's Office
Revenue Division
PO Box 38
Monroe, NC 28111-0038

For questions or comments please email the Tax Administrator's office at:


In an effort to increase the search capability and performance of our tax payment website, Union County has reduced the amount of tax payment history that is available. If you need payment information for any reason beyond the dates listed below please contact our customer service staff at 704-283-3848.

The following payment history data is available through this site:

Real and Personal Property Taxes: 2007 and forward
Registered Motor Vehicle Taxes: 2009 -2013 (partial year)

Motor vehicle taxes paid for September 2013 and forward are not available on our website.  This is due to the fact that taxes are now paid to the NCDMV when you register your vehicle.  Information related to those taxes can be found on your registration renewal notice or on the receipt attached to your registration card.  If you do not have this documentation please call our customer service number at (704)283-3848.   


The data presented on the Union County tax collection website is extracted from public records. In the extraction of this data, we have attempted to offer the most current, correct, and clearly expressed information possible. However, inadvertent errors can occur, and information placed on this website is not intended to replace any official source. This information is presented "as is" and without warranties, either expressed or implied. Furthermore, taxes not yet billed but which may become due (e.g. deferral bills or discovery) may not be reflected on this website, and the content of this website is subject to change daily. Users are advised that their use of any County On-Line Application is at their own risk. Union County assumes no responsibility for any decision made or any actions taken by the user based upon information obtained from this website. The user agrees that Union County shall be held harmless from all actions, claims, damages or judgments arising out of the use of County data obtained from this website. Certain data on this website are maintained by third parties over whom Union County has no control. As such, Union County makes no representation as to the accuracy, appropriateness or any other aspect of the information contained in the data. Payments made on this website will be reflected on the website within 24-48 hours. Information found on this website does not constitute certification of taxes that are paid or taxes that are due.


The Union County Tax Administrator, at the direction of the Union County Commissioners, is aggressively pursuing the collection of delinquent real and personal property taxes. One of the collection tools used by the Tax Administrator is the employment of a private attorney to commence formal foreclosure proceedings under North Carolina General Statutes 105-374 against real property on which there are delinquent unpaid property taxes.  Below you will find a list of delinquent properties on which the Tax Administrator is pursuing foreclosure.  If you have interest in any of these properties please email our office immediately at  Upon receiving your email we will contact you with the necessary next steps.

Download List of Pending Union County Tax Foreclosures

  Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about the tax foreclosure process in Union County and in North Carolina


Below is a listing of our active foreclosure lawsuits.  These are properties on which foreclosure proceedings have already been initiated and are being scheduled for a sale.  The sale date and time will be posted below when we are notified by our legal counsel.


Property Tax Foreclosure Sale

Date: May 12, 2015

Location: Union County Judicial Center (lobby area)

Time: 12:00 noon


Parcel Information 

Projected Sale Date

 09060057  currently in upset bid process

 March 16, 2015

06024019  May 12, 2015
07129332  May 12, 2015
08159013B  TBD Late May/Early June
07064284  TBD Late May/Early June
07064290  TBD Late May/Early June
All Union County foreclosure sales are made subject to all outstanding City and County taxes and all local improvement assessments against the properties offered for sale that are not included in the judgment of each entitled cause herewith. A deposit of five percent (5%) or $750.00 of the successful bid will be required the day of the sale. Minimum bid sheets and general foreclosure sale information is located at the Customer Service Counter.
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Union County Tax Administration
Revenue Division
500 N. Main Street, Suite 119
PO Box 38
Monroe, NC 28111-0038
Phone: 704-283-3848
Fax: 704-283-3897

Vann Harrell, Revenue Division Director
Penny Hinson, Deputy Tax Collector Supervisor II
Mitzie Baucom, Deputy Tax Collector Supervisor I

For questions or comments please email the Tax Administrator's Office at:

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