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Property Taxes

Local property taxes are based on the value of real property and certain types of personal property. It is the responsibility of the Tax Office to ensure that property values are assessed uniformly and equitably among all property owners throughout the County.

Taxable Property

Tax Calendar

January 1 - January 31: Annual Required Listing Period

January 1 - March 31: Informal Property Assessment Appeals

April 1 - June: Formal Property Assessment Appeals heard by the Board of Equalization and Review and N.C. State Property Tax Commission

June: Board of County Commissioners adopt tax rate.

July - August: Property owners receive annual Tax Bill.

September 1: Tax Bills are due.

January 5 : Last day to pay Tax Bills without interest.

Annual Required Listing Period

January is the annual listing period. The property owner is responsible for completing and submitting a listing form to the Tax Office by January 31st. The listing form should include any physical changes that could affect the owner's real property value, and any pesonal property owned as of January 1st. Listing forms submitted after January 31st are charged a late list fee of 10%.

Payment Deadlines

Real and personal property tax payments are due September 1st, and payable through January 5th of the following year without interest. On January 6th, interest is added and delinquent collection remedies are started.

Registered motor vehicle bills are due 4 months after the vehicle is registered or renewed, and become delinquent on the first day of the following month.

MAILING Address Correction or Change

To change or correct the MAILING address that we are using to mail your tax bills and related correspondence, please print, complete, and sign this Address Correction or Change Form. You may mail it to the address on the form, email it to tax@orangecountync.gov or submit it in person at 228 South Churton Street, Suite 200, Hillsborough.