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2017 Revaluation Partner Videos and Quiz

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The Orange County Tax Office has produced a series of on-demand videos as a "learn and share resource". The videos range from five to seven minutes and each has a unique purpose. 

Want to become a 2017 Revaluation Partner? Don’t let your studying and hard work go unnoticed. With each video a brief summary is provided. Once you have finished viewing the videos, test yourself to see how much you have learned.  An interactive 10-question quiz is provided below the final video. Complete the quiz with a passing score and the tax office will send you a certificate of appreciation, thereby informally appointing you as a 2017 Revaluation Partner

Earning this distinction will show your willingness to engage and collaborate with your local government, and it will prepare you to discuss the 2017 revaluation with other members of the community. As a 2017 Revaluation Partner, you also may be involved in pilot studies and asked for input over the course of the 2017 revaluation. 


Orange County 2017 Revaluation Video Series

Video #1: Understanding the Revaluation
This is our introductory video. It provides an introduction to countywide revaluations in North Carolina, explains the tax office’s goals in conducting a revaluation and our efforts to collaborate with the community in working through the 2017 revaluation.

Video #2: Understanding the Appraisal Process 
This video focuses on appraisal methods. Mass appraisal is the method used in the Tax Office. Many taxpayers are familiar with private fee appraisal through purchasing or refinancing a home. This video compares and contrasts mass appraisal and private fee appraisal. The second portion of the video explains our tentative schedule for the 2017 revaluation.

Video #3: The Appeals Process 
As part of the 2017 countywide revaluation of real property, we want to prepare the community for the appeals process. This video explains the appeals process and how to present a successful appeal.


Below is a 10-question quiz about countywide revaluations of real property. Take the quiz, earn a passing score and you will earn the status of 2017 Revaluation Partner. The Tax Office will email you a certificate of appreciation thereby informally appointing you a 2017 Revaluation Partner. Earning this will show your willingness to engage and collaborate with your local government, and it will prepare you to discuss the 2017 revaluation with other members of the community. As a 2017 Revaluation Partner, you also may be involved in pilot studies and asked for input over the course of the 2017 revaluation.