Revenue / Tax
PAYING YOUR TAX BILL
City of Monroe residents pay both city and county property taxes.
The current tax rate is 58.63¢ per each $100 of assessed value. Additional taxes may apply, at a rate of 21.9¢, to addresses located within the downtown district. You may contact the Tax Office for address specific information.
Taxes are due on September 1 of each year but can be paid through January 5 without penalty. Interest on delinquent taxes is 2% after January 5 and ¾ of 1% on the 1st of each month thereafter.
Taxes can be mailed to PO Box 69, Monroe, NC 28110 or paid at the City of Monroe Customer Service Building at 201 E Windsor St. from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Also, there is a depository for after-hours payments located on the front side of the Customer Service Building. You may use the link below to pay your taxes online by credit/debit card or eCheck. Please note a convenience fee of 2.5% or $2.00, whichever is greater, will be charged on all card transactions. A 65¢ flat rate fee applies to all eCheck transactions. This is not part of your tax & the City of Monroe does not receive the fee. The total fee goes directly to a third party for using this service.
When making your payment, please be sure to send the bottom portion of your tax bill or write your account or parcel number on the check.
PROPERTY OWNERS WITH MORTGAGES
Many homeowners with a mortgage have funds held in escrow by their mortgage company to pay property taxes. The mortgage company usually pays the tax bill directly to the city, but mix-ups can occur. If the mortgage company changes, the homeowner should contact the Tax Department with that information. The property owner, not the mortgage company, is penalized if the bill isn’t paid.
WHO SETS VALUES
Union County assigns values to all property within the county, including all of the municipalities.
Questions regarding Union County taxes should be directed to:
Union County Tax Administration Office Assessment Division 704-283-3746
Union County Tax Administration Office Collection Division 704-283-3848
Questions regarding City of Monroe taxes should be directed to:
City of Monroe Revenue Manager