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Posted on: July 13, 2018

The Animal Services Department

is responsible for Animal Control and Animal Sheltering activities within Orange County. Its mission is to meet the needs of residents by working with volunteers and other partners to deliver cost-effective and integrated sheltering and animal control ser...

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Posted on: August 1, 2018

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Orange County residents interested in learning more about their county government can sign up for the Orange County Government Academy, an intensive course that meets every two weeks from February through June..

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

Website Personalization Now Available!

By clicking “Log In” on the MyAccount bar at the top of the screen, users may create a login for the site or use their Facebook profile to access MyAccount. Once logged in, visitors can choose the modules, features and keywords that th...

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Posted on: May 15, 2020

Cedar Grove School and Schley Grange Hall listed on National Register

The Orange County Historic Preservation Commission is pleased to announce the addition of two significant mid-20th century historic properties to the National Register of Historic Places. The Cedar Grove School and the Schley Grange Hall were reviewed and...

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Posted on: May 5, 2020

Scam callers using phone numbers linked to Orange County Sheriff's Office

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Deputies with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office investigated a fraudulent phone call on Monday. A woman received a call during which the caller, identifying themselves as a Deputy, advised her she had two outstanding warrants. The caller claime...

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Posted on: May 21, 2020

Orange County Moves to “Safer at Home” Phase Two

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Governor Roy Cooper announced Wednesday that North Carolina will take a cautious step toward Phase Two of its reopening plan, effective at 5 p.m. on Friday, May 22nd. Phase Two lifts the Stay At Home order and moves the state into a “Safer At Ho...

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Posted on: May 12, 2020

Orange County Health Department, Sheriff’s Office Collaborate on COVID-19 Safety Video

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The Orange County Health Department and the Sheriff’s Office produced a video in English and seven other languages commonly spoken in Orange County. The video is meant to simultaneously educate and reassure the public during the COVID-19 pandemi...

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

Orange County Government transitions into Phase 1 of reopening plan

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As Orange County transitions into Phase 1 of Governor Roy Cooper’s plan to reopen North Carolina, most county buildings remain closed to the public, but many county departments are increasing access to services or accepting appointments. The cou...

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Posted on: May 6, 2020

Orange County to Begin Phased-in Lifting of Restrictions at 5 p.m. May 8

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Orange County transitioned into Phase 1 of Governor Roy Cooper’s re-opening plan on May 8, 2020, with one exception: mass gatherings in Orange County will continue to be limited to 10 people through June 30.

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Posted on: May 8, 2020

Orange County parks facilities to maintain current status during Phase 1

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Orange County’s parks facilities will maintain their current status when the county shifts into the state’s Phase I recovery plan on Friday at 5 p.m. 

Little River Regional Park, Hollow Rock Nature Park, Blackwood Farm Park, Ri...

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Posted on: May 11, 2020

Orange County Unveils Permit and Inspection Permitting Information Portal

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Orange County recently implemented a new permit tracking/management software system, commonly referred to as the Land Management Central Permitting System (LMCPS), designed to allow various County Departments to utilize the same property and applicant dat...

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Posted on: May 5, 2020

Scam callers using phone numbers linked to Orange County Sheriff's Office

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Deputies with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office investigated a fraudulent phone call on Monday. A woman received a call during which the caller, identifying themselves as a Deputy, advised her she had two outstanding warrants. The caller claime...

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Posted on: March 26, 2020

Orange County Issues a “Stay at Home” Order to Take Effect March 27

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Orange County issued an amendment to the Declaration of a State of Emergency. The amendment orders the public to Stay at Home to prevent further spread of COVID-19. The Order will take effect on Friday, March 27, 2020 at 6 p.m. and will remain in effect u...

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Posted on: April 28, 2020

Teens, Stay Physically Apart from Others to Reduce COVID-19 Risk

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Teens, do you know you can transmit COVID-19 to others even without showing symptoms?

Although the virus generally causes mild symptoms in youths, people of all ages can spread it and bring it home to others who are at higher risk. The key to slowing the s...

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Posted on: April 14, 2020

Orange County Health Department Reporting Second COVID-19 Associated Death

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A second Orange County resident has died from complications associated with the virus, COVID-19. The patient was in their 60’s and was a resident at PruittHealth – Carolina Point, one of two long-term care facilities in Orange County w...

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

Orange County declares State of Emergency in response to COVID-19 pandemic

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Orange County has declared a state of emergency to better enable county emergency and public safety personnel to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. The declaration was signed by Penny Rich, Chair of the Orange County Board of Commissioners, and goes into e...

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Posted on: March 12, 2020

Animal Services provides guidance for pets during COVID-19 pandemic

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Orange County Animal Services is providing an update on the coronavirus (COVID-19) and how it relates to companion animals. To date, COVID-19 is a result of person-to-person transmission and there is no evidence that companion animals can spread the disea...

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

Fair Housing and COVID-19

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The COVID-19 pandemic has the potential to raise fair housing concerns, particularly because of race, national origin, disability, and/or age. For example, housing providers may refuse to negotiate with persons that they perceive, on the basis of race or ...

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

Spring 2020 Job Fair Postponed

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Orange County, NC- Orange County Department of Social Services (DSS), along with NC Works, was scheduled to host the Spring 2020 Job and Trade Fair on Wednesday, March 25, 2020; however, it is now postponed amid the COVID-19 crisis.

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

DSS food drive to benefit families impacted by COVID-19

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Orange County DSS is collecting non-perishable food items at both locations to support those in the community impacted by COVID-19. Need has increased with kids being out of school and families losing income as businesses close or reduce hours.

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