Jenny Harrop, Deputy Tax Administrator / Real Property Supervisor
It is the responsibility of the Appraisal Department to value all real property in the County at fair market value. Harnett County currently has more than 66,000 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.
We are required by law, G.S. 105-287, to reappraise real property at least once every eight years. On the recommendation of the NC Department of Revenue, the Harnett County Board of Commissioners adopted a resolution to move to a four year reappraisal cycle. Our next Reappraisal is currently scheduled for January 1, 2022.
We are currently in a contract with Vincent Valuations Reappraisal Company to complete a full measure and list of all real property in our County. This team will begin work by late July or early August 2019. They will be visting all properties in the county to verify that the tax information shown for your property is accurate. Members of the reappraisal team will be measuring the structures on all properties as well as taking photographs.
How to recognize our Team: Members of the Reappraisal Team will be in a vehicle with magnetic signs bearing the Harnett County Logo. They will be wearing neon vests with the County Logo and will carry Harnett County issued identification badges with their photo.
How long will this project take: Since Harnett County has over 66,000 parcels and growing, we expect this project to take one to two year to complete, beginning summer of 2019. Every improved property will be visited during this time period.
If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact our office at 910-814-6920.
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 Board of Equalization and Review.
NOTICE OF MEETINGS OF THE HARNETT COUNTY BOARD OF EQUALIZATION & 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 has adjourned for hearing appeals on value for 2019.