Treasurer

Sue Fleck – Treasurer
Debra McNeel – Deputy Treasurer
301 North Jeffers Room 102
North Platte, NE 69101

Telephone Numbers:

Real Estate and Personal Property Department: (308) 534-4350 ext 120
Motor Vehicle Department: (308) 534-4350 ext 153  Supervisor: Michelle Gurciullo
Driver’s License Department: (308) 534-4350 ext 154
Courthouse Hours: 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.  Monday-Friday (open over noon hour)

Driver’s License Examiners are located at: 311 N Vine St. Ste #1
North Platte, NE 69101
(308) 534-4350 ext 155
Driver’s License Examiners Hours:  8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.  Monday-Friday (open over noon hour)

Duties:

  • To collect all revenues for the County
  • To bill and collect all real estate and personal taxes in the County
  • Title and register all motor vehicles with tax situs in the County
  • To issue driver licenses, C.D.L.’s, learner permits, I.D. cards, school permits, ect.
  • To disburse collections to the proper political subdivisions
  • Boat Titles & Registrations
  • Snowmobile Registration

Due Dates for Taxes

December 31 Real Estate Taxes and Personal Property
Taxes are Due and Payable
May 1 First Half Becomes Delinquent
September 1 Second Half Becomes Delinquent

Department of Motor Vehicles FAQ

RENEWALS: REGISTERING BY MAIL

If you need to renew, do it by MAIL!! Your registration will be processed the day we receive it and mailed back the next day. Just mail your renewal card that we sent to you along with your check and a copy of your insurance card. We will mail your new registration, insurance card and plates or stickers back to you.

You can also renew at the Department of Motor Vehicles office at the courthouse. Our office hours are: Monday – Friday 9:00a.m. – 5:00p.m.

You will save time by visiting our office during the periods that we are not as busy. We are the busiest on the first day and last day of the month. Also, Mondays and Fridays are usually busier than the middle of the week.

I bought a new vehicle. What do I do now?

You need to title and register your new vehicle. You have 30 days from the date of sale to register your vehicle.

1. Getting the Title

You will need:

  • The Manufacturers Certificate of Origin (The MCO). Your dealer will complete this and give it to you. The odometer statement completed on the MCO.
  • You will need to complete an “Application for title”. This should also be provided by your dealer, but applications can be obtained at the Department of Motor Vehicles Office of the County Treasurer.
  • The title costs $10.00. If a lien is to be notated on the title, there is an additional $7.00 charge, and we will need a copy of the Security Agreement provided by the financial institution (this form must include the Purchasers name and signature, the lenders name and a description of the vehicle including the year, make and VIN).

2. Registering Your Vehicle

You will need:

  • The original title or a copy of the title. If you borrowed the money for the vehicle, your lender will probably hold the original title.
  • The Nebraska Sales Tax Form 6. Sales tax must be paid within 30 days from the date of sale to avoid penalty and interest. Your dealer must provide this for you. From an out of state dealer, you will need a purchase contract on their letterhead.
  • If you traded in a vehicle, bring your old registration so we can give credit for fees you paid on it, and plates, if not transferring them to the new vehicle.
  • Proof of Insurance card showing the vehicle is currently insured

 

I bought a used vehicle. What do I do now?

You need to Title and Register your vehicle. You have 30 days from the date of sale to register your vehicle.

GETTING THE TITLE

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You will need:

  • Title from the previous owner. Previous owner needs to sign the title over to you in the “assignment” area of the title document. On a Nebraska title, every person who appears on the title as an owner must sign off the title as seller and one person must print their name. Remember also to include the date of sale. 
  • As the purchaser, you will need to complete the purchasers portion of the assignment. If the vehicle less than 10 years old, we will also require an Odometer reading on the title. Your signature is required to acknowledge the odometer. Vehicles older than 10 years are exempt from the odometer statement. 
  • Complete the application for a new Nebraska Title. If you are purchasing a vehicle with a Nebraska title, you need to use the title application on the back of the current title. If you have purchased a vehicle with an out-of-state title, you can obtain a title application from the Department of Motor Vehicles of the Treasurer’s Office. 
  • The title costs $10.00. If a lien is to be notated on the title, there is an additional $7.00 charge, and we will need a copy of the Security Agreement provided by the financial institution (this form must include the Purchasers name and signature, the lenders name and a description of the vehicle including the year, make and VIN).

 

** PLEASE NOTE: A vehicle purchased from another state will need to be inspected at the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office. This will cost $10.00 cash at the Sheriff’s Office. You will be issued an inspection certificate needed to obtain a Nebraska title. ALSO, there are still 9 states requiring a notarized sellers’ signature. If you have a question concerning this matter, please call the office at (308) 534-4350.

REGISTERING YOUR VEHICLE

You will need:

  • The original title or a copy of the title. If you borrowed the money for the vehicle, your lender will probably hold the original title.
  •  The Nebraska State Sales Tax Form 6 OR a Bill of Sale if purchased privately or from a non-Nebraska dealer. The bill of sale must include the Sellers name, the Purchaser’s name, a description of the vehicle including Make, Model, Year and VIN, the purchase amount, the date of sale and signature of the seller.
  • If you traded in a vehicle, you will need the old registration so you can receive credit for fees paid on the trade-in, and the plates, if not transferring them to the new vehicle.
  • Proof of Insurance card showing the vehicle is currently insured.

What Vehicles are Required to be Titled?

All motor vehicles and trailers in Nebraska must be titled in Nebraska with the following exceptions:

  • Utility Trailers having a gross weight of 9,000 pounds or less
  • Trailers used exclusively by farmers or ranchers to haul their own products
  • Road Construction equipment not used for the transportation of persons or property
  • Self-propelled equipment, Off road vehicles, Golf carts, Garden Tractors, Go Carts, Ridding Lawn Mowers, Snowmobiles, Mini-bikes, Mopeds with pedals, Farm Tractors, All-terrain vehicles, Converter Gears and Tow Dollies

Who is required to Title a Vehicle?

All owners of vehicles requiring a title must secure a Nebraska title except for a Licensed Dealer, or a division of the Federal Government

When is an Owner Required to Title a Vehicle?

Owners must title the vehicle in Nebraska before the vehicle can be registered or ownership transferred

What Will I Need to Title a Vehicle?

If you purchased a new vehicle, you will need:

  • A properly assigned Manufacturer’s Certificate of Origin (the Dealer will give you this).
  • A completed and signed Application for Title available from the Department of Motor Vehicles Office of the County Treasurer. (Note: All owners must sign the application).
  • A completed Odometer Statement signed by both buyer and seller. This is on the existing MCO; we no longer accept attachments for this

 

If you purchased a used vehicle, you will need:

  • A properly assigned title from the previous owner.
  • A completed and signed Application for Title (Note: All current owners must sign. On a Nebraska title, use the application on the back of the title).
  • A completed Odometer Statement must be signed by the buyer (vehicles 1- years or older are exempt); we no longer accept attachments for this.

 

** If there is a lien (loan) on the vehicle you will need a completed security agreement supplied by the lien holder.

 

** If the vehicle is titled in another state you need a Sheriff’s Inspection. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s inspection station is located at 302 North Jeffers, North Platte, NE. You will need the out-of-state Title and the vehicle to be inspected. The inspector will compare the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) on your vehicle with the Title and issue you an inspection certificate needed to obtain a Nebraska Title. The fee is $10.00 cash.

Where Can I Title My Vehicle?

You may title a vehicle at the Treasurer’s Office in the county where the vehicle is “garaged”, or if you are a nonresident you may title the vehicle in the county where you purchased the vehicle. Military nonresidents should be issued the title where they are stationed. They must have a letter from their Commanding Officer stating they are stationed here and what their address of record is. The Department of Motor Vehicle Office of the Lincoln Treasurer is located at 301 N Jeffers Street, North Platte, NE.

How Can I Replace a Lost Title?

Application for a duplicate title must be made in the county where the original title was issued. The application must be completed and signed, in the presence of a notary, by all of the listed owners. For titles held by husband and wife, applications may be accepted with only one signature. The fee is $14.00.

 

** If the State records show a lien on the title, the lien holder (lending institution) must apply for the duplicate. If the lien holder no longer maintains interest in the vehicle they should provide the owner with a written, dated and signed release of the lien on their form or letter head. This release must identify the vehicle by year, make and VIN, and owner’s name and address. This document must be presented at the time of application.

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Registering Your Vehicle

What Vehicles Are Required to be Registered?

Any vehicle “garaged” and/or operated in Nebraska must be registered with the following exceptions:

  • Road Construction equipment not used for the transportation of persons or property
  • Self-Propelled equipment, Off-road vehicles, Golf Carts, Garden Tractors, Go-carts, Riding Lawn Mowers, Mini-bikes, Mopeds with pedals, All-terrain vehicles, Converter Gears and Tow dollies
  • Farm Tractors and other implement of husbandry used primarily for tilling soil and harvesting crops
  • Vehicles which run on rails or tracks

When is a Vehicle Required to be Registered?

A vehicle must be registered before it is operated in Nebraska. For recently purchased vehicles, a 30 day grace period is allowed.

Where Can I Register a Vehicle?

A vehicle may be registered at the Department of Motor Vehicles Office of the County Treasurer in the county in which the vehicle is “garaged.” The location of the Lincoln County Treasurer’s Office is: 301 North Jeffers, North Platte, NE 69101

I Sold My Car or I Moved Out of Nebraska, How About a Refund?

You are entitled to a Refund on the unused portion of your registration if:

  • You sold your vehicle and did not replace it. (If you replaced your vehicle, you should have gotten credit on the new registration).  To apply for a refund, within 60 days of the date of sale, you will need to return the plates and registration to the Department of Motor Vehicles Office of the County Treasurer.
  • If you moved out of Nebraska, within 60 days of registering your vehicle you’ll need to mail the Nebraska plates, the Nebraska registration and a COPY of your new registration to:

 

Lincoln County Treasurer
301 N Jeffers St
North Platte, NE 69101-3997

 

You should receive a refund check in 7 to 10 days.

What Boats are Required to be Titled?

All motorized boats manufactured in and after 1973.  Please remember that if you are purchasing a motorized boat manufactured in and after 1973, the seller must provide you with a properly assigned title.  PLEASE NOTE: The boat must display a 12 character Hull Identification Number (HIN).

What Boats Do Not Need to be Titled?

Non-motorized boats and Motorized boats manufactured before 1973

When Do I Title My Boat?

If you have registered your boat, but not titled it, then title it at the time of registration renewal.  You also need it titled before the boat is sold.  Last but not least if the boat is purchased with an existing title or is a new boat with the manufacturer’s certificate of origin.

What Will I need to Title a Boat?

To title a boat at time of registration renewal, or in order to sell it, you will need:

  • The expired registration
  • A completed and signed Application for Title (all owners must sign)

To title a newly purchased boat you will need:

  • Properly assigned title or the manufacturer’s certificate of origin (new boat).
  • Application completed on bottom/back of existing assigned title OR separate application for title if new (all owners must sign).

If you are renewing, selling, or purchasing a non-motorized boat or a motorized boat manufactured before 1973, you are exempt from this process.

boatWhat if I have a Lien on the Boat?

If you borrowed to purchase the boat, the lending institution places a lien on your boat and will hold the Title until you pay off the lien.  About Liens: If there is a lien (loan) on the boat you will need a completed security agreement supplied by the lien holder.

What Is the Hull Number?

Your boat has to have a 12 character Hull Identification Number (HIN) if manufactured in or after 1973. It is the boats’ identification, like a Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) on your car.  The title, registration, bill of sale or Manufacturer’s Certificate of Origin must have the HIN on it. If the HIN is not present or incomplete, the title cannot be issued. If there is not a HIN on the boat, you must apply for an assigned number before a title can be issued. This application is available at the Department of Motor Vehicles Office of the Lincoln County Treasurer.

Where Can I Title My Boat?

You may title a boat at the Department of Motor Vehicles Office of the County Treasurer in the county where you live.

What Boats Are Required to be Registered?

All vessels powered by any mechanical device capable of propelling the vessel over any public or private waters of Nebraska must be registered, except the following:

  • Vessels not powered by machinery at any time
  • Motorboats registered in another state and housed in Nebraska less than 60 consecutive days
  • Vessels owned by any government or political subdivision
  • Racing-type motor boats when competing in state-approved races and during trial runs 48 hours prior to or 48 hours after competition
  • Vessels documented by US Coast Guard

When Does a Boat Have to be Registered?

All motorized boats are required to be registered before it’s operated over the waters of Nebraska

What Will I Need to Register My Boat?

To register a newly purchased boat you will need:

  • To complete the title process (if applicable)
  • Newly acquired vessels require a Nebraska State Sales Tax Form 6MB (provided by dealer) or a Bill of Sale (if acquired from a non-Nebraska dealer or privately)
  • Completed Application for Boat Number

 

To renew a boat registration you will need:

  • To complete the title process (if applicable)
  • The expired Nebraska registration

Note: Please verify that the required documents contain the boats 12 character Hull Identification Number (HIN) on boats manufactured in or after 1973. If this number is not present or incomplete the title cannot be issued. If there is not a 12 character HIN present on the boat, the owner must make application for an assigned number before title can be issued. This application is available at the Department of Motor Vehicles Office of the Lincoln County Treasurer.

Where Can I Register My Boat?

You may register a boat at the Department of Motor Vehicles Office of the County Treasurer in the county where you live.

How Can I Replace a Lost Boat Registration?

Application for a duplicate registration may be made in the county where the registration was issued by presenting the boat number and proof of identification. The fee is $3.00

Snowmobiles

Snowmobiles do not need to be titled.

Snowmobiles DO need to be Registered. Here is what you need to Register your Snowmobile:

  • Manufacturer’s documents of an Invoice that indicates the Snowmobiles Identification Number, Make and Model.
  • The Registration fee is $17.50.

There is no property tax. The Sales Tax should have been collected by the dealer.  You will receive a decal to affix to the Snowmobile. (There is no plate)

** NOTE: You do need to register and plate the trailer you will be using to transport your Snowmobile on Public roads. For more information on this topic, please go to REGISTERING YOUR VEHICLE.

Real Estate Department:

  • Tax statements for Real Estate and Personal Property are mailed out in December
  • Taxes for Real Estate and Personal Property are due December 31st
  • 1st half is delinquent on the following May 1st
  • 2nd half is delinquent on the following September 1st
  • Statutory rate on delinquencies is 14%

Lincoln County has made an agreement with MIPS Inc. to make their tax information available online at www.nto.us

Online Payments or Credit Cards

  • Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express credit cards are accepted, there is an additional 2.49% convenience fee if you use this form of payment
  • Debit Cards are accepted, there is an additional 2.49% convenience fee if you use this form of payment
  • E-Check’s are accepted, there is a $2.00 convenience fee if you use this form of payment

All delinquent taxes are advertised the first three weeks in February.

Public Tax Sale is held the first Monday of March each year.  Contact the Treasurer’s Office for additional information.

Motor Vehicle Department:vehicle

Renewal cards are mailed out the last day of every month.

Any Title transaction will not be started after 4:45 P.M.

Sales Tax must be paid within thirty days to avoid penalty and interest, you may pay sales tax without registering the vehicle at the same time

When you sell a vehicle and request a refund the plates must be returned

Credit or Debit cards are accepted, and a convenience fee of 2.5% will be added

Online renewals may be done at www.clickdmv.ne.gov with an additional fee

Other information available at www.dmv.state.ne.us

Drivers License Department:

All Renewals will start at the Examiners Office at 311 N Vine St

Anyone 21 years or older will receive a renewal notice ninety days before their expiration date from the State of Nebraska

When applying for renewal you will need to bring two proofs of verification of name and current physical address

If you need a name change on your license due to marriage, divorce, ect you will need to bring proof such as a marriage license, divorce decree or court order to the Lincoln County Courthouse

If you need an address change on your license you will need to bring two proofs of verification of name and current physical address to the Lincoln County Courthouse

All changes to CDL’s will need to be done at the examiner’s office

Checks are not accepted for payment of driver’s licenses and state ID’s

Forms of Payment Accepted Are:

  • Cash
  • Credit or Debit Cards- a convenience fee of 3% will be added

Online renewals may be done at www.clickdmv.ne.gov  with an additional fee

Other information available at www.dmv.state.ne.us