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This FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) is meant to cover the most common questions regarding Durham County Government. If you have questions about information not covered in this FAQ, please send mail to public_information@dconc.gov.
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Average Home Price in Durham Birth Certificate/ Death Certificate
Business Licenses in Durham County Car Title
Clerk of Court Contact a County Commissioner
Daycare Facilities In Durham Deed of Trust
Divorce Papers In Durham County Dog Leash Laws
Durham County Annual Budget Durham County Courts Location
Durham County Incident Reports Durham County Demographics
Durham County District Court Durham County Employment/ Benefits
Visitor Information Durham County Job Listings
Durham Fire Departments Durham Parks & Recreation
Durham Public School Attendance Zone Maps Durham Public Schools
File A Will Flu Shot (or other vaccinations) through Durham County
Garbage Collection Locate a Durham Library Branch
Marriage License in Durham County N.C. Child Welfare Laws
Permission to Copy Information from Durham County Website Personal Real Estate Data
Pool Fence Regulations for Durham City/County Property Tax Value
Property Taxes Online Register to Vote
Registered Sex Offenders Rental Assistance In Durham County
Report a Broken Link on the Durham County Website Report a Pothole in Durham City/ County
Road Maintenance/ Repair Sedimentation And Erosion Control Ordinance
Solid Waste/ Durham Landfill/ Recycling Sources of Revenue For Durham County
Street/ Traffic Light Maintenance/ Repair Tax Information on Houses to be Foreclosed
Stray Animals Voter Registration Records

Average Home Price in Durham

The average home price in Durham County is $144,500. You can contact the Assessor's office for more information at (919) 560-0300 or tax_assessor@dconc.gov. The Assessor's website address is here.

Birth Certificate/ Death Certificate

All Certified Copies of Vital Records can be obtained from the Register of Deeds, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30am and 5:00pm. The mailing address will be: Post Office Box 1107, Durham, NC 27702. For more information please call (919) 560-0495 or e-mail regdeeds@dconc.gov or visit Register of Deeds Department Website at this link.

Business Licenses in Durham County

Business licenses are managed by the Tax Administration Department. For more information please call (919) 560-0300, send e-mail to tax_assessor@dconc.gov or visit this link

Car Title

The State of North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles manages vehicle registration and titles. For more information, please call (919) 715-7000, send e-mail to vr-info@dot.state.nc.us or visit http://www.ncdot.org/dmv/vehicle_services/registrationtitling/howToRegister.html

Clerk of Court

The Durham County Courts are located at 201 E. Main Street, in downtown Durham, across from the Old Durham Courthouse. For more information please contact the Clerk of Superior Court for 14th Judicial District of Durham County at (919) 808-3000 or visit http://www.nccourts.org/County/Durham/Default.asp

Contact a County Commissioner

You can locate contact information for all Durham County Commissioners from the Commissioner's website. Please visit this link

Daycare Facilities In Durham

The two agencies listed should be able to assist you with your inquiry:
  • Child Care Services Association, Durham, (919) 403-6950.
  • Family & Children Immediate Services, Department of Social Services, Durham, (919) 560-8300. Visit Social Services
Deed of Trust

The Register of Deeds maintains information and records regarding deeds in Durham County. For more information please call (919) 560-0480, send e-mail to regdeeds@dconc.gov or visit this link

Divorce Papers In Durham County

Divorce documents are on file with the Durham County Clerk of Superior Court, which is a State agency. For more information please contact the Clerk of Superior Court for 14th Judicial District of Durham County at (919) 808-3000 or visit http://www.aoc.state.nc.us/www/jd14/jd14dc.htm

Dog Leash Laws

You can locate information on Dog Leash Laws in the on-line Durham County ordinances. Please visithttp://www.municode.com/resources/gateway.asp?pid=12650&sid=33 to review the ordinances.

For more information please call (919) 560-0630/0631, send e-mail to animalcontrol@dconc.gov or visit this link

Durham County Annual Budget

The Fiscal Year Annual Budget is maintained by Budget & Management Services. The budget can be found on the Budget & Management Services website. For more information please call (919) 560-0004, send e-mail to BudgetDept@dconc.gov or visit this link

Durham County Courts Location

The 14th Judicial District of Durham County is located at 201 East Main Street in downtown Durham, across from the Old Durham Courthouse. For more information please call (919) 808-3000 or visit http://www.nccourts.org/County/Durham/

Durham County Incident Reports

Durham County incident reports are not available on-line. For information on incident reports, please contact the Durham County Sheriff’s Office at (919)560-0900 or via e-mail at sheriff@durhamsheriff.org. You should also contact the Durham City Police Department at (919)560-4427 or via e-mail at kmichael@ci.durham.nc.us for incidents that occurred within the city limits

Durham County Demographics

You can locate many types of Durham County information, including demographics, from the "About Durham County" web page at this link

Durham County District Court

The Durham County Courts are located at 201 E. Main Street, in downtown Durham, across from the Old Durham Courthouse. For more information please contact the Clerk of Superior Court for 14th Judicial District of Durham County at (919) 564-7070 or visit http://www.nccourts.org/County/Durham/Default.asp

Durham County Employment/ Benefits

Information on Durham County Employment/ Benefits is managed by Human Resources. For more information please call (919) 560-7900, send e-mail to humanresources@dconc.gov or visit this link

Durham County Job Listings

You can locate all current Durham County Job Listings at the Human Resources website at this link

Durham Fire Departments

Fire Departments within Durham are managed by the City of Durham and by Durham County Government. You can access information about the stations through the City of Durham Fire Department website at http://www.durhamnc.gov/departments/fire/

Durham Parks & Recreation

Durham parks are managed by the City of Durham Parks and Recreation Department For more information please call (919) 560-4355, send e-mail to Cynthia.Booth@durhamnc.gov or visit http://www.durhamnc.gov/departments/parks/

Durham Public School Attendance Zone Maps

Durham Public Schools attendance zone information is not currently available online. For specific information regarding attendance zones contact Bill Bartholomay in the Office of Student Assignment at (919) 560-2059 or via e-mail at barthohw@dpsnc.net. The Durham Public Schools website can be accessed at http://www.dpsnc.net/

Durham Public Schools

For information about Durham Public Schools please call (919) 560-2000, send e-mail to nancy.hester@dpsnc.net or visit http://www.dpsnc.net/

File A Will

Filing a will is handled in the Judicial Bldg, office of Clerk of Court, "Estates & Wills". The Clerk of Superior Court can answer questions regarding this subject. Powers of Attorney (P-A) are recorded in the Register of Deeds office. The fee is $26.00. For more information please contact the Clerk of Superior Court for 14th Judicial District of Durham County at (919) 564-7070 or visit http://www.nccourts.org/County/Durham/

Flu Shot (or other vaccinations) through Durham County

The Immunization Clinic offers free vaccines, which are mandated by law, to children 18 years of age and under. Vaccines are available to adult individuals age 19 and over for an applicable fee. For more information please call (919) 560-7608, send e-mail to clinicinfo@ph.co.durham.nc.us or visit this link

Garbage Collection

The City of Durham Solid Waste Management and Environmental Resources Department manages Weekly Curbside Solid Waste Collection, Weekly Curbside Yard Waste Collection & Home Composting, Bulky Item Collection and Weekly Curbside Recycling inside Durham City Limits. For more information please call (919) 560-4185 or visit their website at http://www.durhamnc.gov/departments/solid/

Information about solid waste container sites can be found on the Durham County General Services website. For more information please call (919) 560-0430, send e-mail to generalservices@dconc.gov or visit this link

Locate a Durham Library Branch

All library branches can be located at the Durham County Library website. For more information please call (919) 560-0100, send e-mail to librarywebmaster@dconc.gov or visit http://www.durhamcountylibrary.org/location.htm

Marriage License in Durham County

The Register of Deeds maintains information and records regarding marriage licenses in Durham County. For more information please call (919) 560-0480, send e-mail to regdeeds@dconc.gov or visit this link

N.C. Child Welfare Laws

The State Division of Children's Services maintains this information. There is an online policy manual for Child Protective Services. For more information please visit http://info.dhhs.state.nc.us/olm/manuals/manuals.aspx?dc=dss

Permission to Copy Information from Durham County Website

Contact the Public Information Office at (919) 560-0000 or public_information@dconc.gov for more information

Personal Real Estate Data

You can access the tax records search application from the Tax Administration website under "Record Searches". The Tax website is available at this link. For more information please call (919) 560-0300 or send e-mail to tax_assessor@dconc.gov.

You can also locate real estate information through the Spatial Data Explorer on the Durham Geographic Information Systems (GIS) website. You can access the site at http://gisweb.durhamnc.gov/. Enter the PIN into the form to receive information about the lot. You can find your PIN on your latest tax bill. Also, you can access information at the GIS site with a full address of the propert

Pool Fence Regulations for Durham City/County

Contact the Durham City/County Inspections Department at 560-4144 or visit their website at http://www.durhamnc.gov/departments/inspections/pools.cfm

Property Tax Value

You can access the tax records search application from the Tax Administration website under "Record Searches". The Tax website is available at this link.

You can also locate real estate information through the Spatial Data Explorer on the Durham Geographic Information Systems (GIS) website. You can access the site at http://gisweb.durhamnc.gov/. Enter the PIN into the form to receive information about the lot. You can find your PIN on your latest tax bill. Also, you can access information at the GIS site with a full address of the propert

Property Taxes Online

You can access the tax records search application from the Tax Administration website under "Record Searches". The Tax website is available at this link

Register to Vote

The Board of Elections is responsible for supervising voter registration and conducting all elections held within Durham County. Please visit the Board of Elections website for information on registering to vote. For more information please call (919) 560-0700 or visit the website at this link

Registered Sex Offenders

The North Carolina Sex Offender & Public Protection Registry is run by the North Carolina Department of Justice. The Registry can be accessed at http://sexoffender.ncdoj.gov

Rental Assistance In Durham County

You can contact the Durham Housing Authority for more information on your inquiry. For more information please call (919) 683-1551 or visit http://www.durhamhousingauthority.org

Report a Broken Link on the Durham County Website

Please contact the Webmaster at webmaster@dconc.gov to report a broken link or any other website comments or concern

Report a Pothole in Durham City/ County

When you see a pothole report it to the City of Durham Public Works' new hotline, (919) 560-1177. The new pothole repair line is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. A hotline operator will be available to record necessary information including the specific location of the pothole and its approximate size. Again, Durham's new pothole hotline is (919) 560-1177.

For more information about road maintenance in Durham, call Public Works' Street Maintenance Superintendent, Peter D'Orazio at (919) 560-4312

Road Maintenance/ Repair

Responsibility for public roadway maintenance, street resurfacing, alley and sidewalk maintenance inside the city limits of Durham, and the maintenance of the storm water drainage system within the City's right-of-way are managed by the City of Durham Public Works Street Maintenance Division. For more information please contact Division Superintendent Peter D'Orazio (919) 560-4312 or visit http://www.durhamnc.gov/departments/works/

Roadway maintenance outside the city limits of Durham are managed by the North Carolina Department of Transportation's (NCDOT) Division of Highways. For more information please call (919) 733-2520 or visit http://www.doh.dot.state.nc.us

Sedimentation And Erosion Control Ordinance

The Durham County Engineering Sedimentation and Erosion Control Division administers and enforces the Durham County and City Sedimentation and Erosion Control Ordinance. Jurisdiction of this office includes all privately funded, non-agricultural land disturbing activities or more than 12,000 square feet in both the City of Durham and the unincorporated areas of Durham County. This office reviews erosion control plans for construction sites of 1 acre or more and issues land disturbing permits for sites of 12,000 square feet or more. For more information please call (919) 560-0735, send e-mail to engineering@dconc.gov or visit this link

Solid Waste/ Durham Landfill/ Recycling

Information about solid waste container sites and recycling can be found on the Durham County General Services website. For more information please call (919) 560-0430, send e-mail to generalservices@dconc.gov or visit this link

Sources of Revenue For Durham County

The Durham County Fiscal Year Annual Budget Ordinance contains a summary of revenue sources for Durham County. For more information please call (919) 560-0004, send e-mail to

budgetdept@dconc.gov

or visit this link

Stray Animals

To report stray animals, you should contact the Durham County Sheriff’s Office at (919) 560-0900. Provide the dispatcher with your name, address and telephone number (calls regarding Animal Cruelty and At Large complaints can be accepted anonymously, however complaints regarding Animal Nuisance will not be accepted anonymously). Provide the dispatcher with the nature of the call (type of violation you are reporting) and all pertinent information pertaining to the complaint. Be sure to give the dispatcher the street address of the violation and if known, the name of the owner and an accurate description of the animal. For more information please visit this link

Street/ Traffic Light Maintenance/ Repair

Responsibility for street light and traffic signal maintenance inside the city limits of Durham are managed by the City of Durham Public Works department. A Street Light Problem Report Form and Traffic Signal Problem Report Form are available at the Public Works website. For more information please call (919)560-4326 or visit http://www.durhamnc.gov/departments/works/

Responsibility for traffic signal installation/ maintenance outside the city limits of Durham are managed by the North Carolina Department of Transportation's (NCDOT) Division of Highways. For more information please call (919) 733-2520 or visit http://www.doh.dot.state.nc.us

Tax Information on Houses to be Foreclosed

Durham County Tax Administrator's Office manages information on property to foreclosed. For more information please call (919) 560-0300 or visit this link

Visitor Information

Visitor information can be located on the Durham Convention & Visitors Bureau website. Please visit http://www.durham-nc.com/ for more information

Voter Registration Records

Durham County voter registration records can be searched via the Voter Records Search. For more information please call (919) 560-0700, send e-mail to elections@dconc.gov or visit this link