Currently, vehicle registration fees and vehicle property taxes are billed and paid separately. Each county is responsible for managing vehicle tax collections, while DMV handles registration fees.
Beginning in mid-2013, DMV will begin sending out registration renewal notices that invoice the vehicle tax due along with the registration fee. The fees are listed separately but will be due at the same time. The total amount due on the combined statement will be payable to NCDMV. As before, you can pay online, through the mail or in person at a license plate agency near you.