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The Homestead Exemption provides qualified homeowners with a measure of property tax relief. Homestead Exemption is available to three groups of people: •Group A: People Over Age 65 •Group B: Certain Disabled Individuals •Group C: Certain Disabled Veterans and Their Widow(er)s Homestead Exemption application and income statement forms are available in the County Assessor’s Office after February 1, and are due on or before June 30 each year.
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Permits within the cities of Wayne, Winside, Carroll, Hoskins, and Wakefield are available at their respective city offices. All other building permits are available at the Assessor’s Office. Contact Information
You may also find ownership information on our GIS website. However, the information provided online may not reflect the most recent ownership changes. The most current information will be in the County Clerk's Office. Wayne County GIS Website
A new form has been created (Report of Destroyed Real Property, Form 425), pursuant to 2019 Neb. Law LB 512. Please review the instructions on the Form 425.
The Form 425 is to be used by owners of real property whose property has suffered significant property damage as a result of a calamity occurring on or after January 1 and before July 1 of the current assessment year. The property owner may file the Form 425 with the county assessor and the county clerk on or before July 15.
A calamity is defined as a disastrous event, including, but not limited to, a fire, an earthquake, a flood, a tornado, or other natural event which significantly affects the assessed value of the property. Destroyed real property does not include property suffering significant property damage that is caused by the owner of the property.
Destroyed Property Form 425
Destroyed Property FAQs
PAD News Release Regarding Form 425
LB 512 (Destroyed Property Bill)