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Dan Nolte - Assessor/Register of Deeds
Message from Dan Nolte, Lancaster County Assessor/Register of Deeds:
"Our office takes great pride in the duty to record deeds and assess property, but we take even greater pride in serving our customers. My hope is that you find the tools on this site helpful, so you can conveniently conduct business with our office 24 hours a day, 7 days a week."
2023 Real Estate Valuations
Real property valuations for 2023 are available and can be located using the Property Search page. Nebraska law requires Residential and Commercial valuations to be assessed at market value as of January 1, 2023, and Agricultural or Horticultural land receiving Special Valuation assessed at 75% of its agricultural market value.
Persons wishing to protest the current assessed value of a property can file from June 1 thru June 30. Forms and information regarding the formal protest process are available on the County Clerk's website.
The Nebraska Homestead Exemption program is a property tax relief program that reduces all or a portion of taxes for qualifying homeowners in Nebraska who occupy a home, used as their primary residence, from January 1 through August 15. Please visit our Homestead Exemption page for more information.
Questions about your valuation?
|Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.|
Curious about recent sales in your area?
|Visit our interactive sale map to view Lancaster County sales over the past 12 months.|
Concerns about property taxes?
|The tax levy for 2023 will not be determined until fall of 2023, along with the Nebraska Real Property Tax Credit amount. Depending on your income, you may also qualify for the Nebraska Homestead Exemption. |
Role of the Assessor
Register of Deeds Filing Instructions
The Assessor/Register of Deeds is an elected official who has general supervision over and the direction of the assessment of all property in Lancaster County for taxation purposes.
The office is responsible for establishing equalized and accurate market values for all real property. The office has a staff of professional appraisers and support staff that are responsible for attaining that goal. We maintain a complete file of sale data on all types of property and each sale is reviewed before it is included in our sale database.
We are responsible for maintaining personal property accounts for all businesses and farmers who own depreciable tangible personal property.
Our office administers the Homestead Exemption program and reviews all exemption applications filed by religious, charitable, educational, and cemetery organizations.
We have an established Geographic Information System with improved cadastral mapping capabilities, which assists us in the process of establishing equalized market values.
Abstracts of Assessments
The office is required to prepare abstracts of assessment and certification of taxes levied for the Nebraska Department of Revenue. We also prepare the annual tax roll for the County Treasurer.
Register of Deeds
The Register of Deeds is responsible for receiving, recording, and preserving all land records, including the following: Assignments, Deeds, Deeds of Trust, Liens, Mortgages, Plats, Releases, UCC Filings, and Other instruments submitted for recording.
The County Assessor/Register of Deeds Office does not levy, nor collect taxes. Once the taxing jurisdictions, such as school districts and local governments (County Board, city council, fire districts, etc.) set their budgets, the tax levies are set by the County Board of Commissioners. The County Treasurer is responsible for the collection of property taxes.
The mission of The County Assessor/Register of Deeds Office is to achieve equalization among all classes of property by maintaining the highest standards in mass appraisal practices and maintaining accurate and complete property and land records.
We are guided by the goals of providing quality service to the public, developing high-performance employees through continuing education and training, and by efficiently managing county growth through the use of technological tools which expedite the work flow and dissemination of information to the public.