Reappraisal is the process where all property (land and buildings) within Gaston County is revalued to its current market value as of an established date, in this case January 1, 2023.
Property taxes are based on the market value of your property. Without periodic reappraisal, some property owners would pay more than their share of property tax while others would pay less than their share. Revaluation resets property tax values so all taxpayers pay their fair share.
North Carolina law requires all counties to conduct a property reappraisal at least every eight years to determine its market value. Gaston County has advanced its cycle to conduct a reappraisal every four years.
The Assessor’s Office has spent two years determining the market value of all properties. County assessors will visit and observe all properties to:
Verify the accuracy of characteristics on record for the property.
Compare similar property sales.
Consider improvements or changes that have been made to the property.
January 1, 2023: Countywide Reappraisal Effective Date
February 17, 2023: Notice of January 2023 Real Estate Assessed Value Mailed