511 North Spruce St - Room 200
Ogallala NE 69153-2146
Phone: (308) 284-8040
Fax: (308) 284-8047
The County Assessor supervises and directs the assessment of all property in Keith County. Duties include: establishing, maintaining and equalizing values on real and personal property, reviewing applications for tax exemptions (real and personal property) and preparing abstracts for the state of value and certification of taxes levied. Real property that is subject to taxation must be assessed as of January 1st of each year and value is determined using the mass appraisal method based on sales and market.
We have established a Geographic Information System, which has improved our cadastral mapping requirements, assists us in the process of establishing market values and the process of equalization.We are also responsible for:
- Maintaining personal property accounts for individuals and companies.
- Administering the Homestead Exemption program.
- Reviewing exemption applications for all religious, charitable, educational, cemetery, agricultural and horticultural societies on real and personal property.
Tax rates are established as a result of a budgetary process. Each governmental agency provides a budget that will cover the cost of maintaining their respective agency for a fiscal year. The budget requirements are totaled and that amount is divided by the total assessed value of property for that subdivision to establish a tax rate. The tax rate is stated as a percent or amount due for each $100 of assessed value. THE COUNTY ASSESSOR IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ESTABLISHING THE TAX RATE.
Our staff is dedicated to providing information and assistance to everyone; whether it is by phone, online or a personal office visit. We encourage you to contact our office with valuation questions or assistance for any programs we are responsible for administering.
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m
Closed Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays