Tax office clarifies change in procedures
regarding return of Tax Listing Forms
For 2019, the Orange County Tax Office has modified its procedures for returning Tax Listing Forms. In previous years, residents who did not have any real property changes to report did not have to take action upon receiving the form from the tax office.
This year, however, the tax office included different instructions asking all taxpayers to return the form, even if there are no changes to report, to help the tax office verify addresses and ensure homeowners are aware of the listed value of their property.
“Those with no changes to their real estate have not been asked to return the form in prior years,” said Orange County Tax Administrator Dwane Brinson. “This year we asked everyone to return the form.” Personal Property is required to be listed every year as well.
Brinson said his office made the change because many taxpayers had been confused in recent years if they needed to return the form. Some did when they didn’t need to, and others didn’t when they were required to.
Orange County Administrative Offices closed Monday for MLK Day
Orange County Administrative offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 21, in recognition of Martin Luther King, Jr., Day, with the following exceptions:
- Orange County Solid Waste Management will pick up recycling as normal. Please have bins curbside by 7 a.m.
- Carolina Dialysis Carrboro route will operate as normal on Monday, but all other Orange County Public Transportation routes will be closed. Normal service will resume Tuesday..
- Animal Control staff will monitor the drop-off box, and an animal control officer will be available to respond to any animal-related emergency calls received by 9-1-1.