Morehead Hill, a historic residential neighborhood located just south
of downtown Durham, North Carolina.
||Q&A Session with Durham County Tax Administrator's office about real estate reappraisal process
||Tuesday December 11 at 7 pm
||909 S Duke St.
Durham County is currently working through a
general reappraisal of all of its real property. This includes our homes,
businesses, farms and industrial sites. Taxpayers received an insert in their
2018 property tax bills that reviews the reappraisal
New property values will take effect on January 1,
2019. Taxpayers will be mailed assessment notices on January 30, 2019, after
which they will be given the opportunity to appeal, if
It’s important to the Tax Administrator's office that the process is transparent. They want to make sure that the community
understands the “whys,” “hows,” and “whats” of the reappraisal
Their FAQ list and Fact/Fiction document answer some of these questions in
We know this is short
notice, but the process is already under way and we wanted to make sure we all
got a chance to meet with the Tax Administrator's office before the end of the
year. We hope to see you there.
Annual Meeting Held, MHNA Board of Directors Elected
Sunday, October 7, 2018, the Morehead Hill Neighborhood Association
(MHNA) conducted our Annual Meeting & board election. We
got updates from our Treasurer, PAC3 delegate, INC
delegate, and our Historic Preservation
& Planning interest group. We had a lively discussion about
the purpose and impact on homeowners of the Morehead Hill Historic
District. A petition was initiated to appeal to the Planning Dept. to
adjust rules to better accommodate installation of solar panels within
the district. Our guest from CASA, Debbie White,
gave us an overview of plans for development of the former Army Reserve
Center on Carroll Street and addressed questions about that. We also
discussed another pending zoning change application for the former
Learning Services property on Morehead Ave. between Vickers Ave. and
those of you who missed the meeting: there was one new nomination
for the board of directors this year. Many of
those currently serving on the BoD graciously agreed to serve for
another year and were duly re-elected. As always, anybody in the
neighborhood who is interested in serving on the board and/or a
committtee is welcome (and encouraged) to contact us at any time. For
details, refer to our Morehead Hill Neighborhood
Association (MHNA) page on this site.
Starting September 14, 2016 dog owners
who do not clean up after their animals can be fined $50-$150. This law applies
to any public property, public right-of-way, or private property without the
permission of a private property owner.
This ordinance does not apply to a guide
dog, service dog, or hearing dog accompanying any person with a
About the New Law
When does the new ordinance go into
The new ordinance was passed by the
Board of County Commissioners on March 7, 2016. The Board declared an
educational period until September 14, 2016, at which time enforcement may begin
on this ordinance.
Who can enforce this new
As this ordinance is a non-criminal
offense, the only enforcement action can be administered by the Durham County
What are the fines associated with this
The fines will fall within the
guidelines established under Article I, Sec. 4-9 which are as
A civil penalty of $50.00 shall be
assessed for the first violation.
A civil penalty of $100.00 shall be
assessed for the second violation.
A civil penalty of $150.00 shall be
assess for habitual violations.
Who do I call to report a violation of
Call the Durham County Sheriff’s Office
Communications Center at 919-560-0900.
What is the criteria needed to prove a
violation of this ordinance?
The determination of whether there’s a
violation of the ordinance is at the discretion of the deputy who responds to
the call for service. The decision of whether a violation has occurred, and
whether there is sufficient evidence to identify the responsible party is
determined on a case-by-case basis following an evaluation of all of the facts
What options do I have to refute a civil
A civil penalty can only be appealed
during the process for collecting it.
Where do you pay a civil
There are two options for paying a civil
You can pay the civil penalty to Durham
County Sheriff’s Office Animal Services Division located at 3005 Glenn Road,
Durham, NC 27704
Or you can go to the Durham County Tax
Collector located at 200 East Main Street, Durham, NC 27701.
For more information, please visit: dconc.gov/caninewaste
For other upcoming events in and around the neighborhood, check our
page, and try NC
or the Durham
Convention and Visitors Bureau's Things
to See and Do
Get your pets FIXED for $20 OR
helps low-income residents of Durham County with the cost of getting
their cats and dogs fixed!
qualify? Visit animalkind.org/spayNChelpline.html
for a list of reduced cost spay/neuter resources in your area or call
the SpayNC Helpline at 1 888-NC-FIX-EM
web site is sponsored by the Morehead
Hill Neighborhood Association
(MHNA), a not-for-profit, all-volunteer
organization dedicated to the betterment of the neighborhood and its
quality of life for all residents.