Real Property

Purpose

Real property includes land and structures or improvements on the land including double wide manufactured homes. A system for automatically listing real property in Orange County is made possible through the coordinated efforts of the County and Town Planning Boards, the Register of Deeds Office, and the Tax Office. 

However, each January taxpayers are by law responsible for listing any changes to the property including new construction, additions, or renovations. If a Property Tax Listing form is not received in the mail or you have any questions about listing requirements, please contact us.

Reappraisals

The Orange County Tax Office completes a periodic reappraisal of all real property in the county. The process is called revaluation, and the purpose is to comply with the North Carolina General Statutes and adjust property values to the current market value.

Tax Collection

Effective for the 2016 tax year, Orange County will bill and collect taxes for the City of Mebane properties that are located in Orange County. A 0.5% discount is given for Mebane City taxes if paid by August 31. For questions about prior years' taxes, payment, or other history, please contact Mebane's Finance Department at 919-563-5901.