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 65,700 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.
2017 is a Revaluation Year. The Revaluation process is designed to update all real property to bring tax values in line with the most current market value.
Real Property Owners will receive a Notice of their new value which will be effective as of January 1, 2017. If you do not agree with your value, you may appeal. The Notice has a detachable portion to complete and return to our office. A return envelope is provided for your convenience. All appeals will be 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 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.