Our Mission

Our mission is to continuously provide fair and equitable assessments for all Douglas County properties, maintain the integrity of Douglas County's official property records, conduct our business with the highest degree of transparency, and always provide efficient, positive customer service.

 

News For You

 

Market Area Map

 

"Homestead Exemptions" Video

 

"What Your Assessor Really Does" Video

 

UNO Single-Family Housing Study, 2020
(with permission of Steven Shultz, UNO author)

 

Notes From Diane

Welcome to the Douglas County Assessor/Register of Deeds website!

 

ASSESSOR/REGISTER OF DEEDS OFFICE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

                                          

PROPERTY-TAX RELIEF IS AVAILABLE!


 


In 1969, the Homestead-Exemption Act was passed to provide property-tax relief to certain owners of residential property.  Back then, it provided for an exemption of $800 of actual value for residences valued at $4,000 or more.  The homestead-exemption benefits have changed over the years and currently provide for an exemption of all or part of real-property taxes for individuals 65 or older with limited income, veterans and individuals with certain disabilities. 
The Douglas County Assessor/Register of Deeds office encourages any property owner in Douglas County who feels he/she might qualify for the Nebraska Homestead Exemption to file an application by June 30.
 






OFFICE OPERATIONS UPDATE

 

July 6, 2020

Assessor Office (4th Floor)

Note: The June 30 homestead application deadline has passed, however, this year, July 15 is the deadline to add the 458 schedule I (income statement) to your already-submitted application.

There is a drop box outside of the Assessor office door in which you may place completed forms. You also may mail the form to Assessor/Register of Deeds, Homestead Exemption, 4th floor, 1819 Farnam St., Omaha, NE 68183, or e-mail it to homestead@douglascounty-ne.gov. If you have questions, please call 402-444-7060, then follow the prompts.

Also, June 30 was the deadline to schedule a property-value protest with the Douglas County Board of Equalization (BOE). Call 402-444-6510 to have your BOE-related questions answered.

Register of Deeds Office (Harney Street level)

Note:  If an individual has a document(s) to  record, please mail it and the proper recording fees to Douglas County Assessor/Register of Deeds, 1819 Farnam St., Room H-09, Omaha, NE  68183. Call 402-444-7194 to have your Register of Deeds-related questions answered. 

 

March 18, 2020

Assessor/Register of Deeds Initiates Second Round of Operations Changes; suspends all walk-in traffic

Omaha, NE—As a result of the increasing dangers posed by COVID-19, Diane Battiato, Douglas County Assessor/Register of Deeds, announced another round of changes today regarding her office’s policies and procedures—including that all walk-in traffic is suspended.   

Effective immediately, the Register of Deeds office no longer will accept documents for filing via walk-in.  Battiato said if an individual has a time-sensitive filing, he or she can make an appointment with the office to file the document(s).  The number to call is 402-444-7160.

Battiato also explained other changes.  For example, also effective immediately, ALL 24 Homestead Exemption Program help sites are closed.  Following a review of the current COVID-19 situation, Battiato said her office and Volunteers Serving Seniors (VAS) agreed that conducting the help sites would place volunteers, staff and senior citizens at considerable risk.   Battiato explained that they evaluated the possible effect of COVID-19 and concluded that the negative impact could be too great, especially for senior citizens.  VAS partners with the Assessor/Register of Deeds to provide the help sites, which offer application assistance to individuals who want to take advantage of the exemption program.

“We truly regret having to cancel all of the help sites; we understand how important the homestead exemption program is to property owners.  And we apologize for the inconvenience,” Battiato said.

Battiato added that the office still is processing homestead applications, and “the best way to get them to us, now, is to print the forms from our website (unless you already have them):   dcassessor.org—Homestead Exemption--and print the forms located on the left side of the page.  After you have completed the application, mail it to Douglas County Assessor/Register of Deeds, 1819 Farnam St., 4th floor, Omaha, NE  68183, or email the application to homestead@douglascounty-ne.gov.  Applicants will be contacted, if necessary”.