Revenue & Collections Division

Revenue & Collections

The Revenue and Collections Division supervises the timely collection and disposition of taxes within the County. They are responsible for the collection of taxes on personal property, real estate, businesses, ambulance billing and other emergency management fees. They also issues Beverage licenses and Mobile Home Moving Permits and is tasked with administering and collecting the Orange County Transient Occupancy Tax.

(Disclaimer: The Orange County Tax Office provides property tax information as a public service to the citizens of Orange County, North Carolina, and for the aid of real estate, appraisal and legal professionals. This information is date sensitive. Any data obtained from this site should not be construed as an official receipt or as legal proof of property ownership.)tax payment option

Mail checks for payment to:
Orange County Tax Collector
P.O. Box 8181
Hillsborough, NC 27278

Regular business hours are Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., except holidays.

Chapel Hill

Payments may also be made in Chapel Hill. The newly renovated Chapel Hill Town Hall located at 405 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Chapel Hill is now open and able to accept payments.
Please visit Chapel Hill's website for more information. Please see the Chapel Hill Holiday Schedule.

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Gateway Center
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Chapel HIll Town Hall

ALL UNPAID 2020 PROPERTY TAX BILLS ARE NOW DELINQUENT.

Interest accrues at 2% for the first month; and 3/4% added the first day of each month after that until paid in full. If you are unable to pay your tax bill, please contact our office to discuss your options and avoid possible enforced collections.

PAYMENTS CAN BE MADE SEVERAL WAYS:

  • E-Check @ https://web.co.orange.nc.us/publicwebaccess/
  • DROP BOX located outside our office door at the Gateway Center, 228 South Churton Street, Hillsborough
  • By mail to Orange County Tax Office, PO Box 8181, Hillsborough, NC 27278 (Postal Service postmark of January 5, 2020 or earlier)
  • Online at  orangecountync.gov/PayTaxes
  • Debit/Credit Card by phone (1-844-435-3981), a convenience fee is charged by a third party
You can set up an appointment if you need assistance in person. Email tax@orangecountync.gov or call 919-245-2100. One or two people may attend, and masks must be worn.
 
Access to our office will be given for some services without an appointment, such as cash payments. Please explain your request to the person monitoring the door. 
Masks must be worn.

The Orange County Tax Office is striving to provide safer and more efficient ways for you to pay your property taxes.  

 We have added an E-Check option as one of the online payment solutions we offer. The convenience fee for using the E-check option is a flat fee of $2.00.

This and other online payment options can be found on the Tax Office’s website at https://web.co.orange.nc.us/publicwebaccess/. Point and Pay LLC, who has been the provider of our online payment options for several years, is providing the E-check option as well. 

In light of the current health crisis we urge taxpayers who traditionally pay taxes in person during December and early January to pay by mail, our new E-check option, credit/debit card, or by drop box to avoid sizeable wait times and to avoid close gatherings of people.