Orange County North Carolina

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 aide 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.

Please contact your Income Tax Advisor for assistance in determining what portion of your County tax payment can be used as a deduction from your Federal or State Income Tax.

By North Carolina statute, real and personal property taxes are due annually on September 1st of the tax year and are considered current if paid by January 5th of the following year. 3R Fees, Stormwater Fees, and Solid Waste Center Fees do not constitute a lien on the real property. Registered motor vehicle bills are due and delinquent as posted on the individual bills.

To pay your tax bill by mail, please search for your bill below and print a copy of it. Mail the bill copy and your check or money order to:
Orange County Tax Office, PO Box 8181, Hillsborough, NC 27278-8181.

Our software vendor has identified incompatibility issues with Internet Explorer 10 which may be causing problems with accessing bills on this site. Our vendor is actively working to resolve the issue. If you are experiencing problems in accessing bills, and you are using Internet Explorer 10, you may wish to use an older version of Internet Explorer or another browser to access bills online until we have a resolution. Assistance is available during regular business hours (8AM-5PM Monday through Friday) from Tax Office staff members.

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Cross Reference Tool for TMBL and Tract - This tool is provided to assist the public in finding Parcel Identification Numbers (PIN) based on TMBLs or Tracts.

HELPFUL HINTS FOR “SEARCH BY” OPTIONS:

  • OWNER NAME: If the name you are searching for does not produce results, try a “wild card search”. Enter the last name (or a portion of it) followed by the asterisk sign. For example, enter JAUBERT* and click the GO button. This will return all bills under that last name. Results may be lengthy and may require scrolling through multiple pages.

  • BUSINESS NAME: If the business you are searching for does not produce results, try a “wild card search”. Enter the first portion of the business name followed by the asterisk sign. Example, for ABC Construction, try ABC* and click the GO button. This will return all bills that begin that way. Results may be lengthy and may require scrolling through multiple pages.

  • BILL NUMBER: Bills received after September 30, 2010 have bill numbers in the new BILL NUMBER format. These bill numbers are in this format: 0000123456-2010-2010-0000. Enter the first section of the bill number.

  • OLD BILL NUMBER: Bills received prior to September 30, 2010 have bill numbers in the OLD BILL NUMBER format. These bill numbers are 5-10 digits long and begin with the year of the bill. Enter the entire bill number like this: 2009102456