Cynthia A. Fenton
Cass County Treasurer
Welcome to the County Treasurer
Pursuant to Nebraska State Statutes, the County Treasurer collects property taxes to be distributed to schools, fire districts, cities, villages, etc. In conjunction with the State Department of Motor Vehicles we also oversee motor vehicle registrations and titles.
Changes at the Treasurer's Office
Our offices are open to Walk-In Traffic between the hours of 8:00am - 4:30pm, Monday through Friday. However, customers are encouraged to use online services Mail or Drop Box to pay property taxes, as well as for vehicle registrations to avoid wait time at the office.
If you choose to visit our office in person, please note that social distancing requirements will limit office access, but staff will endeavor to keep services moving as efficiently as possible.
SERVICES OF THIS OFFICE
Registration of motor vehicles and watercraft. Collection of real estate and personal property taxes. Collection of sales tax for motor vehicles and watercraft. Issuing of distress warrants. Issuing of driver licenses, driver permits and state identification cards. Collection of special assessments. Foreclosing on delinquent taxes. Conducting the annual tax sale. Collection of miscellaneous revenue and the distribution of revenue.
Once you have the inspection completed proceed to the Cass County Treasurer's Office to have a new Nebraska title made. Title fees range from $10.00 to $17.00. If you have additional title questions contact the Cass County Treasurer's Office at (402-296-9320).
To register a vehicle you will need to provide us with a copy of the Nebraska title, proof of insurance (original not a photo copy) and a bill of sale. If you purchased the vehicle from a licensed Nebraska dealer you must supply us the Nebraska Sales and Use Tax FORM 6 as the bill of sale. If the vehicle was purchased from a private individual a handwritten bill of sale is acceptable.
Sales tax, personal property tax, plate fees and tire fees will be collected in our office. The tire fee is $1.00 per new tire.
WATERCRAFT REGISTRATION (Boats and Jet Skis)
Most watercraft must be titled prior to registration in Nebraska. Watercraft that are 1972 or older do not require a title. If you have additional questions regarding titling of watercraft contact the Cass County Treasurer at 402-296-9320.
To register watercraft you will need to provide us with a copy of the Nebraska title and a bill of sale. If you purchased the watercraft from a licensed Nebraska dealer you must supply us the Nebraska Sales and Use Tax Form 6MB as the bill of sale. If the watercraft was purchased from a private individual a hand written bill of sale is acceptable.
If the newly purchased watercraft is "used" (not brand new from a dealer) and has been registered before in Nebraska you need to record the Nebraska registration numbers from the watercraft as we will need these for registration. (eg...NB123ABC). These numbers can be found on the forward half of the vessel. These numbers will stay the same on the watercraft and we will reregister the watercraft per the names from the new title plus collect the sales tax and registration fees. All watercraft expires December 31 in the assigned year.
SPECIALTY LICENSE PLATES
The State of Nebraska offers many different types of specialty license plates.
These plates are ordered directly from the State of Nebraska. You may either fill out an application (available from our office) and send to the state with your check or money order or you may order via the internet at the states website. www.dmv.state.ne.us
COMMERCIAL DRIVERS LICENSE (CDL)
There have been numerous changes for obtaining a Commercial Driver License. For information regarding Commercial Driver Licenses please contact the State of Nebraska directly at 402-471-3861.
The Treasurer's Office is open 8AM to 4:30PM Monday through Friday. Drivers License Examiners are only in Cass County on Thursday and Friday from 8:45 AM to 12:00 Noon and 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM. If you wish to talk with the examiner call 402-296-1028 during those hours.
We are located on the second floor of the Cass County Courthouse
346 Main Street, Rooms 203 and 204, Plattsmouth, Nebraska 68048
Driver License examiners are located at 201 Main street.