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Revaluation is the process of reappraising all real estate in the County to reflect the current market value. The purpose of revaluation is to re-establish equity among properties that may have appreciated or depreciated at different rates since the County's last revaluation. In a non-revaluation year, North Carolina counties are not allowed to change tax assessments, up or down, based on changes in the economy. The effective date of the most recent revaluation was January 1, 2009, and all current tax assessments for real property reflect a market value as of that date. The next revaluation will be effective January 1, 2017, and tax assessments will be updated to reflect market value as of that specific appraisal date.

For more information about revaluation in North Carolina, read this UNC School of Government's Property Tax Bulletin entitled, A Citizen's Guide to the Revaluation and Assessment of Property by North Carolina Counties.

Current Property Valuation

Current real property tax assessments reflect market value as of our last appraisal date, January 1, 2009.  To review your tax assessment, other tax assessments in your neighborhood, and tax assessments throughout the County, you can use the GIS tools.  Visit the Appeals section of this website for more information about appealing your 2009 real property tax assessment..

Online 2017 Revaluation Postcard 

If an orange postcard has been left at your property pursuant to a visit by the Orange County Tax Office, you may fill it out electronically by clicking the Online 2017 Revaluation Postcard link above.

The Orange County Tax Office, in an effort to perform a high-quality, transparent 2017 revaluation, is opening up its entire sales bank to the public.  Below a report is provided that identifies all qualified 2014 market sales that have been reviewed by the tax office*.  The tax office will update these reports on a regular basis to keep the public abreast of changes in the market and in preparation for the 2017 revaluation.  Should members of the public have additional information on any sale included within the report, or should the public know of additional qualified market sales that have occurred and should be used for the 2017 revaluation, please call the tax office at 919-245-2100 or email: Contact Tax Administration.
To view the Excel report please click on the icon below:

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 *Please note that the current report reflects sales that have been reviewed by the tax office through late 2014. The lapse in time is necessary to give the tax office appraisers an opportunity to review each sale.