Property is assessed for the entire year based on what improvements are on the property as of January 1.
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Using the property key, address, or owner’s name, visit Gaston County Property Tax Inquiry to find the assessed value.
North Carolina statute requires real property to be valued or appraised at its current market value at least once every eight years. The assessed value can be different than market value, due to when the last reappraisal occurred.
Property values can be appealed each year beginning in January and ending when the Board of Equalization and Review (BER) adjourns which usually occurs in April. You will find the appeal form on this website under the Real Estate Appraisal Department section.
Using the property key, address, or owner’s name, visit Gaston County Property Tax Inquiry to find the Tax Due Amounts and Payment History.
You need to fill out a Real Property Change of Address Authorization form.
This is a sales questionnaire used to verify data. Completing and returning the form is greatly appreciated.
Gaston County is currently on a four-year cycle; however, this could change. North Carolina Statute requires counties to be reappraised at least once every 8 years.
This is called the Homestead Exclusion.
A continued use application would have to be completed if the new owner wants the property to remain in the program – if the application is not submitted within 60 days, the rollback is sent to the last person to sign liability.
This application can be found online or the new owner can contact the tax department and the application can be mailed or picked up.
Each year a percentage of the properties that are currently enrolled in the Present Use Value program are audited to ensure they are compliant with the North Carolina Qualifications that are required to remain in the program.
No, a sale does not trigger a reappraisal. Properties are reappraised every four years.