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Durham

Durham One Call – 560-1200 internet icon
Having trouble figuring out which city agency to contact? This number will connect you with the correct agency and can provide general information.

Durham County internet icon
Website for Durham County.

City of Durham internet icon
Website for the City of Durham.

Local Economics

Research Triangle Regional Partnership internet icon
This site is a handy place to find all kinds of economic statistics for the counties in the region. If you are looking for information about starting a business, please see our Business Page.

Property Tax Issues & Values of Area Homes

Go Maps internet icon
Look up value and owner of an address or adjacent addresses. Find flood insurance maps, school districts and more.

Register of Deeds Public Records Search internet icon
Look up deeds by seller or buyer.

Voting

Voter Registration internet icon
Check if you are registered to vote, how to register to vote and how to register if you have missed the 25 day prior to election deadline in Durham County.

Vote411 internet icon
Created by the League of Women Voters Education Fund (LWVEF), VOTE411.org is a “one-stop-shop” for election related information. It provides nonpartisan information to the public with both general and state-specific information on all aspects of the election process.

Who Are My Representatives? internet icon
Guide to Durham County Officials. Click on the links to see your local, state and federal representatives.

North Carolina

Labor & Economic Analysis Division of the NC Department of Commerce internet icon
This site contains a wealth of information on the status of North Carolina’s workforce – from wages paid , hours worked, largest employers, economic indicators, and more. If you are looking for work, see our Job Help page.

Log Into North Carolina (LINC) internet icon
Provides current, historical and projected (future) data for many different topic areas. It also includes all state agencies’ data instead of your having to go to each agency’s site, and you can generate reports for multiple topics, multiple geographies and multiple years.

NC Division of Non-Public Education internet icon
Includes the NC Directory of Non-Public Schools as well as information on home schools and requirements for non-public schools.

NC Demographic and Statistical Data Sources on the Web internet icon
Statistics about almost anything you can imagine for the North Carolina area.

Tax Forms for Individuals internet icon
Get North Carolina individual tax forms and instructions from 1992 to the present.

Federal

USA.gov internet icon
Index to information available from almost all federal agencies.

U.S. Government Data and Statistics internet icon
Publicly available data and statistics from the U.S. government.

CQ Weekly NC LIVE icon
Complete source for expert coverage of the U.S. Congress: status of bills, votes and amendments, floor and committee activity and back-room maneuvering. Produced by the largest news team on Capitol Hill.

GPO NC LIVE icon
U. S. Government publications.

Intellectual Property internet icon
What is the difference between copyright, patents and trademarks?

How Do I Patent an Idea? internet icon
Search for U.S. patents, file patents, check the status of a patent or find a patent agent or attorney.

How Do I Copyright a Work? internet icon
Search existing copyrights, register a work or get your copyright questions answered.

SimplyMap NC LIVE icon
Get census and consumer statistics for any location in the United States.

Tax Forms internet icon
Download federal tax forms and instruction from 1980 to the present.

Vital Records (National) internet icon
Lists addresses, costs, and other pertinent information for people looking for birth, death, marriage and divorce records by state.

Politics

Opensecrets / The Center for Responsive Politics internet icon
This is the place to get the facts on campaign finance at the national level. Finding out exactly who your representatives in Congress are is a snap on the site, as is determining the sources their funding. If you desire to “follow the money” this is where you will want to begin.

Project Vote Smart internet icon
This well-known site strives to find out as much accurate information on political candidates as possible. At this site, user can find out who their political candidates are, find out about their views and platforms, and even answer questions on issues to determine which candidate agrees with you on the issues. Also available are public statements made by the candidates and voter registration information.