Harnett County,
North Carolina

Tax Department 

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Collections Division

The responsibility of the Collection’s staff is to collect all current and delinquent taxes as well as solid waste fess and all fees associated with forced collections. Our staff does this with the goal that each taxpayer is treated in a fair and equitable manner.


Annual property taxes on real and personal property (excluding registered DMV bills) are due September 1st and must be paid by January 5th of the following year. Interest is charged at the rate of 2% January 6th and ¾% each month thereafter.


Past due balances to Ad Valorem property tax bills are subject to the following forced collection methods:

  • Wage Garnishments
  • Bank Attachments
  • Rent Attachments
  • Sheriff Levy on Personal Property
  • Foreclosures

To pay in person or by mail please remit payment to: 

305 W. Cornelius Harnett Blvd

Ste 101

Lillington, NC 27546


Prepayments to tax bills are accepted between February and August. This is to lessen the burden to the taxpayer. Once property taxes are billed, usually in August, the taxpayer may wish to divide the bill by the number of months remaining in the year and pay in monthly installments if this will help them to have the bill paid in full by January 5th.


Please note that interest begins January 6th and once the tax bill is delinquent, our office DOES NOT make payment arrangements.


The advertisement of tax liens on real property takes place in or after March each year. An advertisement fee is added to the bill and the property is required to be advertised in the name of the owner as of January 6th.


In a case in which the Tax Department receives a NSF check, payment would be immediately voided correcting the tax department records. An amount of 10% of the check or an amount of $25.00, whichever is greater will be applied to the bill.


Harnett County does not offer a discount on Ad Valorem property taxes.

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