On Tuesday, August 6, 2019, the Douglas County Board of Equalization (BOE) determined 2019 property valuations for real properties that had a Report of Destroyed Real Property filed on its behalf. To see the list of approved valuations, click here.

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Opportunity to Protest the Board of Equalization’s Decision on your Report of Destroyed Real Property

You may protest the Douglas County Board of Equalization’s decision on your Report of Destroyed Real Property. The protest form can be found here:

Real Property Valuation Protest Form

The Douglas County Board of Equalization (BOE) also provides optional “Supplemental Information” forms. A Supplemental Information form is not required; it is provided as a courtesy to assist the protester in providing useful information for the Referees to review. The Supplemental Information forms can be found here:

Supplemental Information for Residential or Agricultural Property Protest

Supplemental Information for Commercial / Multi-Family / Industrial Property Protest

 

A protest shall be filed with the BOE by September 9, 2019. Protests can be sent to the following address:        

Douglas County Board of Equalization
℅ Douglas County Clerk
1819 Farnam St. #H08
Omaha, NE 68183

You can also submit a protest via e-mail by clicking This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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Questions & Answers about Protesting 

How will this be different than when I first submitted my Report of Destroyed Real Property?

After you submitted your 2019 Report of Destroyed Real Property, it was the Douglas County Assessor/Register of Deeds’ Office who reviewed the information and then provided the Douglas County Board of Equalization (BOE) with a recommendation of value. The BOE then approved that recommendation.

If you protest this decision back to the BOE, the BOE will then utilize third-party real estate appraisers - a.k.a. referees. A referee is someone who does not work in the Douglas County Assessor/Register of Deeds’ Office. The referee will review the protest and make an independent recommendation of value to the BOE.

 

If I submit a protest, will I need to re-submit the information I provided with my Report of Destroyed Real Property?

No. You are certainly welcome to re-submit that information, but the third-party referee reviewing the protest will have access to the information you originally submitted with your Report of Destroyed Real Property.

 

If I submit a protest, can I include with it information that I did not include with my Report of Destroyed Real Property?

Yes.

 

If I submit a protest, will I get to meet with the referee reviewing my protest?

Meeting with a referee is not required, but on the protest form, you have the option of selecting an in-person appointment with a referee.

Appointment opportunities are limited. If you get an appointment, you may bring additional supporting documentation with you to the appointment. Appointments last about 15 minutes. 

Again, meeting with a referee is optional. Your protest will be reviewed, regardless if you meet in-person with the referee or not.

 

If I submit a protest, when will the BOE make a decision on the protest? 

The BOE will issue its decision on the protest within thirty days after the filing of the protest.

 

What if I disagree with the decision the BOE makes on my protest?

The decision made on your protest by the BOE may be appealed to the Tax Equalization and Review Commission within thirty days after the BOE’s final decision.  

 

Other Questions or Assistance

For any other questions regarding the process of protesting the BOE’s decision on a Report Destroyed Real Property, call (402) 444-6762.