Newcomers have 30 days to register motor vehicles and get a state license plate. Title
fee is $35 while plate fee is $25 for cars and $26.50 for trucks and vans. Newcomers also
pay a road use tax up to $150. Drivers must show a certificate of title and
proof of liability insurance. Tags are available from the NC License Plate Bureau
office at Chapel Hill's University Mall, 201 S. Estes Drive. 929-0204. http://www.ncdot.org/dmv/vehicle_services/registrationtitling/howToRegister.html
Available in Chapel Hill and Carrboro, Time Warner Cable, 1129 Weaver Dairy
Road. Chapel Hill. 968-4631.http://www.timewarnercable.com/nc
Chapel Hill Solid Waste Services
Information on garbage collection and requirements. http://www.townofchapelhill.org/TownServices/recycling.htm
Newcomers have 30 days to get a NC drivers license at the examiners office
in Carrboro at 104 V Carrboro Plaza (Intersection of NC 54 Bypass & NC 54
Business) 929-4161 or in Hillsborough at the DMV building 1201 Highway 70 West.
732-2427. The license fee is $10. http://www.ncdot.org/dmv/driver_services/drivingpublic/applying.html
Chapel Hill/Carrboro: Duke Power Co., 120 Homestead Road. Chapel Hill.
Hillsborough: Piedmont Electric Membership Corp., NC 86. Hillsborough.
Local gas service for home or business.
Public Service Gas Co., 200 S. Elliott Rd. Chapel Hill. 942-5104. http://www.scana.com/PSNC+Energy/At+Home/Customer+Service/default.htm
Orange County Recycling
Information on curbside and drop-off recycling. http://www.co.orange.nc.us/recycling/residentialr.asp
Orange County Sanitation/Public Works
Convenience Center locations, and regulations for use, and collection information.
Various ordinances, regulations and services.
Tax collection information for the citizens of Orange County. http://www.co.orange.nc.us/revenue/index.htm
Establishing phone service in the area.
Chapel Hill-Carrboro: Southern Bell. 832-3377. http://www.bellsouth.com/orderservice/establish_new_service.html
Hillsborough and Mebane: Sprint-Centel. 732-2131. http://csb.sprint.com/home/local
Chapel Hill Transit offers free passenger bus service in town. Call 968-2769
or visit http://www.chtransit.org
Orange County Public Transit is provided by Orange County Department
on Aging and Transportation. For more information and appointments call 732-8181. http://www.co.orange.nc.us/aging/opt/index.htm#info.
Triangle Transit Authority is a regional public transportation provider,
offering a wide variety of transit services to Chapel Hill, Durham, (RTP) Research
Triangle Park, RDU, Morrisville, Cary and Raleigh. 549-9999 http://www.ridetta.org
People 18 and above are eligible to vote after 30 days of residency in the state.
Applications for registration are available at the Board of Elections in Hillsborough,
the Carrboro Public Library, the Carrboro Town Hall, the Chapel Hill Public
Library, the Chapel Hill Town Hall, the Davis Library on UNC campus, the Department
of Motor Vehicles, the McDougal School Library, the Orange County Public Library and
the Orange County Board of Elections. For information call 732-8181 (ext. 2350).
Orange Water and Sewer Authority (OWASA) is the public, nonprofit water
and sewer utility serving the Carrboro-Chapel Hill community. Conservation information.
400 Jones Ferry Road, Chapel Hill. 968-4421. http://www.owasa.org