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E-recording, other services temporarily unavailable at Register of Deeds

Due to the ongoing recovery from the virus attack on the county’s computer network, several services are temporarily unavailable from the Register of Deeds. 
  • E-recordings (i.e. documents sent via the internet) cannot be processed. Staff can record documents that are delivered in-person or via mail or other courier service.
  • Digital images of deed books via ROAM are unavailable to the public. Staff terminals can access those images and will provide paper copies to in-person customers.
  • Public terminals in the Deed Vault are not operational except for the judgment terminals.
“We apologize for this inconvenience, and we hope to be running at full strength soon,” said Register of Deeds Mark Chilton.
The county does not have an estimate when services will be restored.

Orange County Local Reentry Council Hosting Reentry Resource Fair in conjunction with 2019 NC Reentry Week April 22 – 26.

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Orange County announces Good Friday closings

Orange County administrative offices will be closed on Friday, April 19, in observance of the Good Friday holiday. Some services normally open to the public will also be closed on Sunday, April 21. Please note the following adjustments to county operations.

Solid Waste Management

Curbside recycling will be collected as normally scheduled on Friday. Recycling and convenience centers, Solid Waste administrative offices and the landfill and all related services will be closed. The landfill and convenience centers will operate as normal on Saturday, but all facilities will be closed Sunday.


All locations will be closed Friday and Sunday but will operate as normal on Saturday, April 20.

Orange County Public Transportation

OCPT will operate limited service serving the in county dialysis route ONLY (Carolina Dialysis) on Friday. Full service will resume Monday, April 22. In order to provide two working days notice, scheduling requests for Monday, April 22, must be received by 3 p.m. Wednesday April 17.

Senior Centers

Both Senior Centers (Passmore and Seymour) will be closed Friday but open for normal hours on Saturday.

As always, emergency services are available seven days a week, 24 hours a day.

The county will resume normal operating schedules on Monday, April 22.

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Help end homelessness in Orange County

Join us for Homelessness 101 and Homelessness 201, presented by the Orange County Partnership to End Homelessness, to learn more. Both presentations will be 3:30-5 p.m. in the theater at the Seymour Center, 2551 Homestead Rd in Chapel Hill.

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Animal Services to hold Spay-Neuter Day

Orange County Animal Services is working to combat pet overpopulation by hosting another “Spay Neuter Day.”The event will take place on Wednesday, May 15, 2019. The purpose is to raise awareness and help to eliminate the need for euthanasia as a means of population control.

For the event, Animal Services has partnered with Spay Neuter Assistance Program of North Carolina (SNAP-NC) to offer no-cost spay and neuter surgeries to pets of households that receive services from the Orange County Department of Social Services or who qualify by their combined income.

Thanks to a substantial grant from the Margo T. Petrie Foundation, Animal Services is continuing to expand this Spay and Neuter Program to include more households in Orange County than ever before. Another initiative that helps to fund spay and neuter programs in our state is the Animal Lovers’ "I Care" license plate program. $20 from each plate goes directly toward supporting sterilization procedure reimbursements and educational initiatives. More information about this program can be found at

Qualifying Orange County residents must sign up by May 1, 2019. To register or determine if you qualify, please call Cooper Hatch at 919.932.4965.

Volunteers Needed for Community Health Assessment Survey

Every four years Healthy Carolinians of Orange County and the Orange County Health Department conduct a community health assessment (CHA). Regular assessment of Orange County’s health enables public health officials to monitor trends in health status and determine priorities among health issues. The overall goal of the CHA is to address health disparities and identify needs of populations who are most disadvantaged.

In May and June teams of volunteers wearing orange Healthy Carolinians t-shirts will go door-to-door to survey randomly selected census blocks. The survey takes about 30 minutes to complete. Volunteers are needed throughout Orange County to gather community input.

Individuals are asked to volunteer for four-hour shifts that will include one hour of just-in-time training and three hours for door-to-door surveying. Individuals are allowed to volunteer for multiple shifts, if their time permits. All volunteers must be 18 years of age or older.

The volunteer sign-up link:
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Bus travel training--Orange-Chapel Hill Connector

Ever wonder where the bus goes that stops near your home? How about the buses that you see when you are out and about at the senior center or at the super market? Transportation Specialist Lisa Berley will show you the bus route firsthand as well as share tips on riding the bus in general. 

The trip lasts approximately 1.5 hours and features the popular Orange-Chapel Hill Connector route. Come ride with us!
Register by calling Lisa Berley at 919-717-1853 or by emailing her. To schedule your own travel training outing for a special group or an individual, contact Lisa.
Fee: Free for 60 & over; $2 each way for 59 & younger
Date: Wednesday, April 24
Time: 10 AM
Location: Passmore Center, 103 Meadowlands Dr., Hillsborough

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