Personal Property

Personal property includes, but is not limited to:

Unlicensed vehiclesJet skis
Campers, camper trailersAircraft
Single-wide manufactured homesHot air balloons
Boats, boat motorsGliders


Owners of these items must list them with the Tax Office each January. A listing penalty of 10% is added for any property that has not been listed before the end of each January.

2018 Tax Listing Period By NC General Statute, personal property and certain real property is to be listed for property tax purposes by January 31 of each year.

  • If you did not receive a Property Tax Listing form, print one from this site or contact us.

  • Property is taxed based on its location on January 1st. If property is moved to another county in North Carolina after January 1st, the Orange County tax bill is correct for this year. The property owner is required to file a Property Tax Listing form in the new county for the upcoming year and notify Orange County that the property has been moved.

  • Appeals: Once you have submitted your listing form and you have received your tax bill, you may request an appeal. Appeal requests must be received in the Tax Office within 30 days of the billing date on your bill. Therefore, it is suggested that you verify the information on your bill as soon as you receive it.

  • While unlicensed vehicles must be listed annually in January, licensed vehicles(registered motor vehicles) should not be listed annually, with the exception of multi-year tagged vehicles.

  • Tax bills for licensed vehicles are now included in the invitation to renew your license plate that you receive from the NC Department of Motor Vehicles. The taxes must be paid when the vehicle is registered, and they must be paid to the NC Department of Motor Vehicles.