Our office is currently in the process of completing the 2019 reappraisal of all real property within Gaston County. When this process is completed, the values assigned to each real property parcel should reflect what the market value for that property is as of January 1, 2019. Even though we know every property owner has no interest in selling their property, North Carolina General Statutes require that we assign an indicated market value for each property as of the reappraisal date. The new value notices will be mailed around Mid-February and will include information necessary to appeal the new value if they believe that value to be unfair in relation to what the property would sale for as of January 1, 2019, or if the value is unfair when compared to like and similar properties. Simply because the value increased or decreased is not a valid reason to appeal, but the new value should be compared to what like and similar properties are selling for in the open market.
As we get closer to the January 1, 2019 reappraisal date, additional information will be provided so property owners can become more familiar with the reappraisal process, how the values are developed, and information to assist them with making sure the value is fair and accurate.