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Frequently Asked Questions


MONDAY, JULY 1, 2019, IS THE LAST DAY TO FILE A 2019 REAL PROPERTY VALUATION PROTEST.


• Hand-delivered protests must be submitted by 6:00 pm CST on July 1, 2019.
• Protests filed through online filing application must be submitted by 6:00 pm CST on July 1, 2019. (Protests submitted via e-mail must be submitted by 11:59 pm CST on July 1, 2019).
• Protests submitted by mail must be postmarked by July 1, 2019.


Where can I find my parcel number?

When can I file a protest?

Who can I call if I need help?

Can I submit evidence using a flash drive or CD/DVD?

Can I submit photos as evidence?

Can I submit additional evidence after my protest has been filed?

Can someone else file a real property valuation protest on my property?

When will a determination be made on my protest?

What if I don't agree with the BOE's determination on my protest?

 

 

 

Where can I find my parcel number?

The parcel number can be found on the Assessor/Register of Deeds' value statement. You can also find it on the Assessor/Register of Deeds' Web site: http://www.dcassessor.org/valuation-lookup.

 

When can I file a protest?

Real property valuation protests for 2019 must be filed between June 1 and July 1, 2019.

  • If filing a protest online or filing a protest in-person, the protest must be submitted by 6:00 p.m. CST on July 1, 2019. 
  • If filing a protest by e-mail, the protest must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. CST on July 1, 2019.
  • If filing a protest by mail, the protest must be postmarked by July 1, 2019.

 

Who can I call if I need help?

Please call the Board of Equalization (BOE) Office at 402-444-6510.

 

 Can I submit evidence using a flash drive or CD/DVD?

No. The Board of Equalization cannot accept digital media such as a USB stick, CD, DVD, etc. due to hardware compatibility and cybersecurity concerns, and such items will be returned to the protester (if feasible).

For protesters who wish to submit evidence electronically, all supporting digital media must be submitted online, or via e-mail, through www.boardofequalization.org

 

Can I submit photos as evidence?

Yes. Remember that all photos become public record and remain property of Douglas County – they cannot be returned to you. Please write the parcel ID or property address on the back of each photo. 

 

 Can I submit additional evidence after my protest has been filed?

A protester may submit additional evidence by July 1, 2019. After July 1, 2019, additional evidence can only be submitted at a scheduled in-person meeting with a referee.

 

Can someone else file a real property valuation protest on my property?

Yes, State law allows anyone the ability to file a real property valuation protest on any property. However, if the person signing the protest is a person authorized to protest on behalf of the owner, such person shall provide the authorization with the protest. If the person signing the protest is not an owner of the property or a person authorized to protest on behalf of the owner, the county clerk shall mail a copy of the protest to the owner of the property at the address to which the property tax statements are mailed.

 

When will a determination be made on my protest?

The BOE will meet on or about August 10, 2019, to review the evidence and the recommendations of the referees/referee coordinators (the individuals reviewing the protests). The BOE will either approve those recommendations or make a different value finding. Notification of the BOE’s action will be mailed by August 18, 2019.

 

What if I don't agree with the BOE's determination on my protest?

If you are not satisfied with the BOE's determination, you may file an appeal to the State Tax Equalization and Review Commission (TERC). This appeal must be filed on or before September 10, 2019.

To file an appeal with the TERC, you need the following:

  • A TERC form (found at https://terc.nebraska.gov)
  • A copy of your final Notification of Board Action
  • A fee payable to the Tax Equalization and Review Commission

 

 

 

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