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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.

 

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VALUATION REDUCTION FOR PROPERTY SUBSTANTIALLY DAMAGED BY NATURAL DISASTER

This session the governor signed LB 512, which provides for the reduction in value for property that has been “substantially damaged” by fire, flood, or other natural disaster.  For those who have had property significantly damaged due to this spring’s flooding, this can mean a reduction in their value for 2019.

Under the terms of the new law, “substantially damaged” means that the property has had to have sustained damage exceeding 20 percent of the assessed value of the land, improvement, or total value.

To obtain a new assessment under LB 512 that reflects damage to the property, the property owner must file a report with the county assessor and county clerk by July 15 of the year in which the property was damaged.  Additionally, the property owner should attach as much documentation of their property damage as possible---pictures, insurance claim forms, documentation from FEMA, estimates of costs to repair the property—anything that would give an accurate picture of the damage to the property.  The better and more complete the documentation, the more likely the new value will accurately reflect the extent of the damage.

To learn more about LB 512, click on the following link to the Nebraska Department of Revenue’s news release about LB 512:

http://www.revenue.nebraska.gov/PAD/news_rel/Report_of_Destroyed_Real_Property_6-5-2019.pdf

To obtain the Form 425 to report your damaged property, click on the following link:

http://www.revenue.nebraska.gov/PAD/forms/f_425.pdf

If you wish to file a Form 425, accompanied by your backup information, they should be sent to BOTH the Douglas County Assessor/Register of Deeds and Douglas County Clerk at the following addresses:

Douglas County Assessor/Register of Deeds
1819 Farnam Street
4th Floor
Omaha, NE 68183

Douglas County Clerk
1819 Farnam Street
#H08
Omaha, NE 68183

 

 

 

 

Attention:  Damaged-Property Forms

If you wish to file electronically, you can email your Form 425 with attached documentation to Form425@douglascounty-ne.gov.