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.
Beginning March 1st, 2022, in accordance with the Ordinance Requiring Certain Documents Conveying Real Property to be presented to the County Tax Assessor Prior to Recordation, all documents shall be presented to the Harnett County Tax Department in order to affix information regarding the addresses of Grantors and Grantees along with the parcel number assigned to the property being conveyed.
The GIS Department will no longer be affixing the parcel number to presented documents. This will apply to all electronic, hand-delivered, and mailed documents.
We thank you for your patience as we transition to this new procedure.
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.