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Orange County Property Tax Rates | Buying a New Home in Orange County

Posted by Penny Hull on Fri, Dec 16, 2011 @ 15:12 PM

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Orange County NC 2011-2012 Property Tax Guide

How much are property taxes for Orange County NC new homes? 

 Orange County, NC

Whether you're considering relocating from the other side of the country or the other side of the Triangle, you've probably wondered what the yearly property taxes might be for your new home.


Where is Orange County located? Orange County sits between Alamance County and Durham County, north of Chatham County.

Orange County encompasses Carrboro, Chapel Hill, and Hillsborough.

How Much are 2011 Property Taxes in Orange County, NC?

Here are the 2011 rates, by town within Orange County

To get the total property tax rate for a town, simply add the county tax to the town tax. 

 Orange County Property Taxes 2011
















The Orange County property tax chart is not as confusing as it looks.  The tax rates are always based on the assessed value of the home, not the asking price, so you'll want to look up the assessed value, or ask your agent for it. 

  1. Take the assessed value of the property.

  2. Divide by 100.

  3. Multiply by the combined 2011 tax rate.

  4. This will give you the yearly tax amount, per 2011 fiscal year rates.

And just to give you an idea, here's a table of sample yearly tax payments for different sample assessed home values.

 Orange County Property Taxes Assessed 2011 2012 


This table gives sample property tax bills for all the cities in Orange County, such as Carrboro, Chapel Hill, and Hillsborough.

There is no guarantee that tax rates will remain the same - check the Orange County Property Tax Page for most recent information.









Where Should I Live to Get the Lowest Property Tax Rate?

Your tax bill can be lower if your home or property is not actually within a municipality, or town.  If this is the case, you'll pay just the County rate, plus most likely a fire district tax and/or the special district tax. 

Check the Address of Your New Orange County Home

If there's a particular home that you're considering, you can go directly to the Orange County interactive GIS website, type in the address, and see the assessed value of the property.   If there is a discrepancy, don't be afraid to ask your real estate agent to pull comps for you!


Compare Property Tax Rates in Counties throughout central North Carolina

Compare property tax rates in Orange County to other counties in the area here:

Alamance County NC Property Tax Rates 2011


Cumberland County NC Property Tax Rates 2011

Chatham County Property Tax Rates 2011

Durham County Property Tax Rates 2011

Franklin County NC Property Tax Rates 2011

Granville County Property Tax Rates 2011

Harnett County Property Tax Rates 2011

Johnston County NC Property Tax Rates 2011

Lee County Property Tax Rates 2011

Orange County Property Tax Rates 2011

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