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Privilege License and Taxes


Privilege License

Any person conducting business within the city either by: maintaining a business location within the city limits; or personally or through agents, soliciting business within the city; or picking up and/or delivering goods or services within the city limits, is liable for the Privilege License tax unless specifically exempted by state law. If an individual or company is engaged in more than one type of business, separate licenses may be required for each type.

A Privilege license can be obtained by completing an Application form. You can receive a form by fax, mail, e-mail or printing it from this site. Return the completed form with the required fee to the address noted on the form. For more information, contact the Planning/Zoning Office at (910) 230-3505.

Property Tax

Property taxes are levied on real property, personal property (automobiles, boats, trailers, etc.) and business personal property. Taxes are levied based on owner information as of January 1st of the tax year. Assessed value of property is established by the Harnett County Assessorís office (910) 893-7520. All real property, business personal property, and personal property that does not have registered license plates on it that is located within the city limits is billed by the Harnett County Tax Department in July of each year and due on September 1. Taxes may be paid (in full or with payments) without penalty until January 5. After January 5th, all unpaid taxes become delinquent and will be subject to advertisement in the local newspaper and forced collection proceedings.

The tax rate for the City of Dunn is $0.50 per $100.00 of assessed value. The City Council established a Downtown Municipal Service District July 1, 2006. The district covers a 28 block area. This area is assessed an additional twelve (12) cents on the city taxes to cover future needs which surpass the typical services provided by the City. More information is available in the Statement and Plan for a Downtown Municipal Service District.

To pay City of Dunn property taxes please contact the Harnett County Tax Department at (910) 893-7520 or you can pay online at http://www.harnett.org/tax/