2010 Harnett County NC Property Tax Guide
How much will I pay in property taxes for my new Harnett County NC home?
Whether you're considering relocating from one side of the Triangle to the other, or coming to Raleigh from Texas, California, New York, or elsewhere, you've probably wondered what the yearly property taxes might be for your new home.
Harnett County, NC is located just South of Wake County and just East of Lee County. Harnett County is particularly popular with families looking to split a commute between Fort Bragg and Raleigh, or to have affordable country living just a short hop from big city life in the Triangle.
When were property values last adjusted (assessed)?
Harnett County, which encompasses Angier, Benson, Dunn, and Lillington, reassessed property values in 2009.
The next reassessment is projected to be in 2016, within the allotted eight years between assessments.
How Much are 2010 Property Taxes in Harnett County?
Here are the 2010 rates, by town within Harnett County.
To get the total property tax rate for a town, simply add the county tax to the town tax.
For example, Angier has a town rate of .53, and the Harnett County rate is .725. Add the two together - the total tax rate for Angier, NC is 1.255.
How Do I Figure Out What These Harnett County Property Tax Numbers Mean?
It's not as confusing as it looks. The tax rates are based on the assessed value of the home, not the asking price.
• Divide the assessed value by 100.
• Multiply the result by the combined rate on the right side of the table.
• The result will be your yearly property tax bill, as of 2010.
This table gives sample property tax bills for all the cities in Harnett County: Angier, Benson, Coats, Erwin, Dunn, and Lillington.
For 2010-2011, the district tax rates vary from .795% to 1.275%. There is no guarantee that tax rates will remain the same - check the Harnett County Property Tax Page for most recent information.
Special Tax Rates in Harnett County
Properties not located within city limits (a municipality) may be subject to a fire district tax rate and the RTP special district tax rate in addition to county taxes.
Where Should I Live to Get the Lowest Property Tax Rate?
Your tax bill can be lower if your home or property is not actually within a municipality, or town. If this is the case, you'll pay just the County rate, plus most likely a fire district tax and/or the RTP special district tax.
Check the Address of Your New Harnett County Home
If there's a particular home that you're considering, you can go directly to the Harnett County Tax Records Site, type in the address, and see the assessed value of the property. If there is a discrepancy, don't be afraid to ask your real estate agent to pull comps for you!
Want to Compare the Property Tax Rates of Other North Carolina Counties?
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