Harnett County,
North Carolina

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Real Estate Appraisals

Jenny Harrop, Deputy Tax Administrator / Real Property Supervisor


It is the responsibility of the Appraisal Division to value all real property in the County at fair market value. Harnett County currently has more than 67,000 parcels. We use a CAMA system (Computer Assisted Mass Appraisal) for tax assessment.

Real Property includes land and improvements on the land such as: houses, double-wide mobile homes (double-wide mobile homes are listed as real estate if it is located on the homeowners land), carports, garages, sheds, poultry houses, swine houses, swimming pools, etc.

Real property is automatically listed every year. Therefore, a listing form will not be mailed annually. However, it is the responsibility of the taxpayer to notify the Assessors Office of any changes to real property including new structures and additions. Our real property appraisers visit property sites to pickup new construction year round and generally work from Building Permits issued by the County or Municipality's permitting office. Structures are assessed based on the percent completed as of January 1st of each year. If a structure is started and completed after January 1st, the current tax bill would not include the value of the structure. In the event that your property taxes are escrowed and paid by your mortgage company, you will still receive a copy of the tax bill. Taxpayers are encouraged to review the value listed on their bills and if you have any questions, feel free to contact our office.


All appeals are reviewed informally by our staff prior to scheduling Board of E&R hearings. We will conduct office reviews and, if needed, site reviews based on the information provided on your informal review request or appeal form. Please sign, date and provide a daytime phone number. Reviews may or may not result in a change in value. Please be aware that if any inaccuracies in assessment are discovered in a review- it could result in increases or decreases in value. After our review, you will receive notification of the results and if you still do not agree with the value, you may appeal to the Harnett County Board of Equalization and Review.


Pursuant to NCGS 105-322, the Harnett County Board of Equalization & Review will meet to hear, upon request, any and all taxpayers who own or control taxable property assessed for taxation in Harnett County, with respect to the valuation of such property, or the property of others, and to fulfill other duties and responsibilities as required by law.

The Board will convene for its first meeting on Thursday, April 9, 2020 from 9:00 am to 10:00am.

The Board will adjourn for the purpose of accepting requests for hearing at its last meeting on

Thursday, April 30th, 2020 from 9:00 am to 10:00 am.

Requests for hearing must be received no later than the final adjournment, which is scheduled for

Thursday, April 30th, 2020 at 10:00 am.

Meetings will begin promptly at 9:00am in the Conference Room of the Tax Department located behind the Harnett County Courthouse. In the event of an earlier or later adjournment, notice to that effect will be published in this newspaper.

All requests for hearing should be made to:

Harnett County Board of Equalization and Review

Harnett County Tax Department

305 W. Cornelius Harnett Blvd. Ste 101, Lillington, NC 27546

Telephone: 910-893-7520

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