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Buffalo County
  • Part-Time Cook Opening
    Consolidated Management Company is accepting applications for part-time cook in the jail.Newspaper ad

    Job information and how to apply
  • Full-Time Deputy Sheriff Opening
    The Buffalo County Sheriff's Office is accepting applications for a Deputy Sheriff.

    Information and how to apply
  • Corrections Officer position
    The Buffalo County Sheriff's Office is accepting applications for a full-time Corrections Officer.  Job description and how to apply.
  • BUFFALO COUNTY FACILITIES OMP

    Buffalo County, Nebraska is accepting applications for a Seasonal Part-Time Park Maintenance Worker.

    Seasonal Position details and how to apply.

  • NOTICE TO BIDDERS- Salt Buiding 3-10-20
    NOTICE TO BIDDERS fo the Site Work and Concrete Construction on the new Salt Building project at the Buffalo County Highway Department.

    FULL DETAILS
  • NOTICE TO BIDDERS - Employee Assistance Program
    SEPARATE, SEALED REQUESTS FOR PROPOSALS will be received at the regular meeting of the Buffalo County Board of Commissioners meeting on Tuesday, April 28, 2020 for the Employee Assistance Program.

    FULL DETAILS
  • BUFFALO COUNTY ZONING & FLOODPLAIN
    Effective 4/22/2020, Zoning & Floodplain will have new phone numbers:

    Zoning:           (308) 236-1998
    Floodplain:     (308) 236-1999
    Fax:                (308) 236-1870
    
Assessor
About this Office

The 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 Assessor is responsible for the valuation of approximately 25,000 parcels of real estate and 3,250 parcels of personal property. Approximately 1,200 homestead exemption applications and 250 permissive exemption applications are collected and processed. A response is made for many requests from the public or other offices for information, research or copies of public records each year.

Services of this Office

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.
   
  • Establish and maintain fair and equitable value on all real and personal 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 fee on copies that are for other than personal use.  Please contact our office for further information.

Assessor Mission Statement

The Buffalo County Assessor’s Office is dedicated to establishing fair and equitable assessments for the citizens of Buffalo County in accordance with state statutes approved by the legislature and regulations set forth by the Nebraska Department of Revenue Property Tax Administrator.

Real Property Change of Address

The Assessor’s office cannot change an address on real property without the permission and authority from the owner of the record. If you desire to have your address changed, please fill out the Change of Address Form and send it to:

Buffalo County Assessor
PO Box 1270
Kearney, NE 68848-1270