The Harnett County Tax Department mailed notices of updated values related to the County’s 2017 revaluation of real property on Monday, April 3.
North Carolina counties must conduct a countywide revaluation of all real property within the county at least every eight years. Harnett County’s last revaluation was in 2009. One of the main purposes of a revaluation is to bring tax values for property in the county in line with current market values. Updated values are based primarily on sales data over the previous year.
The 2017 Schedule of Values was approved by the Harnett County Board of Commissioners during their December 5, 2016 meeting. These schedules, standards and rules were used in the 2017 revaluation. Updated values are effective as of January 1, 2017.
All property owners should review their notice upon receipt. If you believe your value is not a reasonable representation of market value as of January 1, 2017, you may appeal the value. To appeal a value, use the detachable review form and return envelope that accompany your notice. You should provide as much information as you can to support your appeal. If you agree with the value that is listed, you do not need to return the form. The deadline to appeal your 2017 value is December 1, 2017, however you are encouraged to return your appeal as soon as possible to allow ample time for reviews.
The Harnett County Board of Equalization and Review will hold their first hearings for property tax appeals for the 2017 revaluation year on Wednesday, April 26 and Thursday, May 11 from 9 a.m. until noon. The Board will continue meeting as needed throughout the year. While they will stop accepting new appeals on December 1, they will continue hearing appeals that have been filed prior to that date. Hearings will be held in the Harnett County Tax Office, which is located to the right of the Harnett County Courthouse in Lillington. All appeals will be reviewed informally by Tax Department staff prior to scheduling for Board hearings.
If you have any questions, contact the Harnett County Tax Department at (910) 893-7520 and ask for the Revaluation Division.