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All real property in Nebraska that is subject to taxation is assessed on January 1, 12:01 a.m. This assessment is used as the basis of taxation until the next assessment year. County assessors will make the necessary valuation changes for the annual January 1 assessment date.
Many areas of Nebraska are experiencing damage or destruction of real property due to floods, high winds, or tornadoes that occurred after the January 1 assessment date. We sympathize with those affected by these extreme weather conditions and natural disasters. However, there is no provision in Nebraska law that allows anything other than the assessed value, as determined by the County Assessor on January 1, to be the basis for taxation in the current year.
Nebraska Revised Statute 77-1301
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If you are in the City of Wayne, go to the city office located at 306 Pearl Street in Wayne. If you are outside Wayne city limits, contact the Wayne County Assessor’s Office at (402) 375-1979, 510 Pearl Street in Wayne. We will help you to the best of our ability, and with the tools and resources at our disposal.
Any resident of Wayne County making an improvement to his or her property is required to file a building permit.
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.
Wayne County has adopted a comprehensive plan, but has not adopted zoning regulations. The Planning & Zoning Commission is not in the process of developing zoning regulations at this time. • Building permits are available through the Wayne County Assessor. • The City of Wayne has zoning jurisdiction within two miles of the city. • The villages of Carroll, Hoskins, and Winside have zoning jurisdiction within one mile of the respective villages.
The County Clerk’s office will have the owner of record for all parcels in Wayne County. You can reach the Clerk’s Office at (402) 375-2288, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
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.
Call the Treasurer's Office at (402) 375-3885 for the current information.
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.
Homestead Exemption Information Guide