Board of County Commissioners (BOCC)



Orange County is governed by a seven-member board of commissioners, elected by district (PDF) and at-large in partisan countywide elections. Commissioners serve four-year terms and elections are held in November of even-numbered years. New board members take office at the first meeting in December following the November election. At this meeting, commissioners take the oath of office and elect a chair and vice-chair for the coming year.


The Board of Commissioners meets regularly at 7 p.m., usually on the first and third Tuesdays of the month. The first Tuesday meeting is usually held at the Whitted Meeting Room, 300 W. Tryon St, Hillsborough. The second Tuesday meeting is usually held in the board room of the Southern Human Services Center, 2501 Homestead Road, Chapel Hill. Meeting days and locations may be adjusted due to holidays or additional meetings/work sessions may be added. All meetings are open to the public.




Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes and Documents

Meeting Press Releases

View all BOCC meeting press releases.

Code of Ethics 

See the BOCC Code of Ethics approved in 2010.  

Rules of Procedure 

See the BOCC Rules of Procedure last amended December 14, 2021.

Email Contact 

Email all Orange County Board of Commissioners through a single email address,

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