Terms of Service

By accessing and/or utilizing this Open Data Portal, you agree to be bound by the terms of service listed on this page as well as the terms of the license for any individual dataset used.

Data published by the Town of Chapel Hill on this Portal is typically published under the Open Database License (ODbL) v1.0 license ('License'). Datasets published in cooperation with other entities may be licensed differently. Please refer to the description for license located as a link in the description/metadata for that dataset.

This open data portal facilitates the public inspection of certain public records. As a courtesy to, and for the benefit of, the public, the Town of Chapel Hill requests that those utilizing the information provided in this open data portal attribute that content to the Town of Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Privacy Notice

Pursuant to North Carolina General Statute NCGS 132-1 et.seq documents, papers, letters, maps, books, photographs, films, sound recordings, magnetic or other tapes, electronic data-processing records, artifacts, or other documentary material made or received by the Town in the transaction of public business are public records which, for the most part, are open to public inspection and copying.

The Town's Web Site and the Open Data Portal may collect information, including email addresses, of users. Most, if not all, this information is a public record, as are the email addresses of those who subscribe to the web site's electronic mailing lists and the user profile data routinely collected by the Town from visitors to the Web Site and Open Data portal.

Visitor information routinely captured includes the:

  • Internet domain, IP address, state and/or country from which visitors reach the site;
  • Date and time
  • Pages visited.

The Town of Chapel Hill uses this information to improve the web site and Open Data portal for our visitors. While this information is a public record, the Town does not sell or otherwise profit from any public records or information obtained from or on the Web Site or Open Data Portal.

Software, Documents and Services Available Notice

The Town of Chapel Hill makes no representations about the accuracy or suitability of the information contained in the documents and related graphics published on Open Data Portal for any purpose. The documents and related graphics published on this Open Data Portal could include substantive as well as technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. All such documents and related graphics are provided "as is" without warranty of any kind. The Town of Chapel Hill hereby disclaims all warranties and conditions with regard to this information, including all implied warranties and conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title and non-infringement. In no event shall the Town of Chapel Hill be liable for any special, indirect or consequential damages or any damages whatsoever resulting from loss of use, data or profits, whether in an action of contract, negligence or other tortuous action, arising out of or in connection with the use or performance of software, documents, provision of or failure to provide services, or information available from this server.

The Town of Chapel Hill may make improvements and/or changes in the datasets, document(s) and/or program(s) described herein at any time. This may include the removal or replacement of a dataset.

No Endorsement

No person shall assert or imply that the Town of Chapel Hill, its officers, employees or agents approves, supports, endorses or sponsors, their use of records or information from this Open Data Portal or the Town's Web Site nor shall they claim or imply that their use of such records or data has any official status with regard to the Town of Chapel Hill, its officers, employees or agents.

Links to Third Party Sites

The links contained within this site will let you leave the Chapel Hill Open Data web site. The linked sites are not under the control of the Town of Chapel Hill. The Town of Chapel Hill is not responsible for the contents of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site. The Town of Chapel Hill is providing these links only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by the Town of Chapel Hill.

Notices Regarding Official Logos and Trademarks

The Town of Chapel Hill seal, logos and graphics, including those logos and graphics of its different and varied departments, are the intellectual property of the Town of Chapel Hill and are or may be protected by federal, state and local laws and regulations. Neither the Town seal nor the seal of its police and fire departments, and no logo or graphic of the Town may be used in any form whatsoever without the express written consent of the Town of Chapel Hill.

All Town of Chapel Hill email addresses whether visibly published as a contact address or programmed into the functionality of this site as the recipient of a web form, are provided and maintained by the Town of Chapel Hill solely for the official use of the employees, departments and or agencies of the Town of Chapel Hill. They may not be bought, sold, leased or used for any non-official government communication. Any other use constitutes abuse and may be subject to prosecution.

Copyright 2016 Town of Chapel Hill. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.