2017 - Revaluation Update
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, 2009.
The Revaluation process is designed to update all real property values to reflect its most current market value as of January 1, 2017. 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.