Harnett County, as well as all other counties in the State of North Carolina, are currently required to reappraise all real property at least once every 8 years, G.S. 105-287. Harnett County's last reappraisal was effective January 1, 2017. On the recommendation of the NC Department of Revenue, the Harnett County Board of Commissioners have adopted a resolution to move to a four year reappraisal cycle. Our next reappraisal is currently scheduled for January 1, 2022.
The Reappraisal process is designed to update all real property values to reflect its most current market value as of January 1, of the Reappraisal year. Once these values have been established they will be maintained until the next revaluation.
The purpose for this is to ensure that all taxpayers are treated fairly and equitably while paying their fair share of the taxes needed to fund the local government.
In order to establish these values, we use many resources including but not limited to the following: onsite inspections of the property, zoning, soils classifications, discussions with realtors and appraisers, review of fee appraisals, review deeds, research market sales, review of aerial and street view photography as well as working with independent appraisal contractors.
It is the responsibility of the Tax Appraisal Department to value all real property. The County currently has more than 65,700 parcels. We use a CAMA system (Computer Assisted Mass Appraisal) for tax assessment. The revaluation process takes about 2-3 years of intense research to complete. Again, our goal is to treat all taxpayers as Fairly and Equitably as possible.
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 will convene for its first meeting on Thursday, April 11, 2019, from 9:00am to 10:00am.
The Board will adjourn for the purpose of accepting requests for hearing at its last meeting on Thursday, May 9, 2019 from 9:00am to 10:00am. Request for hearing must be received no later than the final adjournment, which is scheduled for Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 10:00am.
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 the local newspaper and on this website.
All requests for hearing should be made to:
Harnett County Board of Equalizaiton & Review
305 W. Cornelius Harnett Blvd. Ste 101, Lillington, NC 27546