The mission of the Harnett County Tax Department is to provide fair and equitable appraisal, assessment, billing, and collection of taxes on real, business, and personal property in Harnett County. The Tax Department is committed to excellent customer service and to fair and timely tax administration as guided by the North Carolina General Statutes.
The Harnett County Tax Department consists of three divisions. The overall Department is reflective of the North Carolina General Statutes that govern property taxation in North Carolina.
Listing: The responsibility of the Listing Division is to list all personal property located within Harnett County and process exemption/exclusion applications in a fair and equitable manner.
Collections: The responsibility of the Collection Division is to collect all current and delinquent taxes as well as solid waste fees 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.
Appraisal: The responsibility of the Appraisal Division is to value all real property in the county at a fair market value based on the latest Schedule of Values. Real property includes the land and improvements such as homes, carports, garages, additions, storage buildings, sheds, poultry and swine houses, swimming pools, etc.
March 29, 2021 | 11:15 A.M.
Harnett County Tax Department is warning residents of recent tax scams. County officials are urging taxpayers to be on the lookout for any mailed letters, phone calls, or email phishing attempts about a notice of a warranted lien or incentive to receive a reduction in their property taxes. These types of fraudulent communication can lead to tax-related fraud and identity theft.
“We are asking residents to be very cautious during this time. Harnett County Tax Department will not send taxpayers any information about federal taxes, liens against their federal taxes, or providing an incentive to reduce current property tax bills,” stated Harnett County Tax Administrator Bill Tyson. “Any of our mailed letters will have the official County logo and letterhead and include contact information for the Harnett County Tax Department. “
Taxpayers are also reminded to be aware of any emails or phone calls that appear to be coming from the Harnett County Tax Department that is requesting financial or personal information.
County officials are advising any taxpayer who receives notifications like these to not call the phone number listed or click on any links to provide financial or personal information.
Individuals can contact the Harnett County Tax Department at 910-893-7520 to verify property tax bill information and/or to report any type of fraudulent communication they have received.
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 began work in August 2019. They will be visiting 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 67,000 parcels and growing, we expect this project to take one to two years to complete.
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. This phone line has been specifically set up to answer calls concerning the reappraisal project.