The Cass County Assessor’s Office is dedicated to establishing fair and equitable assessments for the citizens of Cass County in accordance with state statutes approved by the legislators and regulations set forth by the Nebraska Property Tax Administrator.
The Cass County Assessor is an elected office with a 4-year term. To occupy the office one must pass a test and hold a valid Nebraska Assessor Certificate from the Property Tax Administrator. The assessor must meet all standards set forth by statute and regulations to maintain the certificate to include 16 hours of continuing education each year.
The Cass County Assessor is responsible for the valuation of approximately 21,000 parcels of real estate and 1500 parcels of personal property. Approximately 800 homestead exemption applications and 125 permissive exemption applications are collected and processed. A response is made for approximately 10,000 requests from the public or other offices for information, research or copies of public records each year.
The Assessor's duties are prescribed by Nebraska Statutes, (Chapter 77), and Rules and Regulations promulgated by the Nebraska Property Tax Administrator which have the effect of law.
- Maintain property records for all property within the county.
- Attend all meetings of the County Board of Equalization.
- Review all applications for religious, charitable and educational tax exemptions.
- Accept and process homestead exemption applications.
- Accept and process personal property schedules.
- Verify and maintain a sales file for all property sales within the county.
- Respond to requests for information from the public.
Additional services include online property searches and in-office sales file searches. There may be a small fee on copies that are for other than personal use. Please contact our office for further information.