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 adopted a resolution to move to a four year reappraisal cycle. Our next reappraisal is currently scheduled for January 1, 2022.
The Reappraisal process, also known as Revaluation, 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 67,000 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.
2022 Reappraisal Update
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 visting 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 vest 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 year 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.