TIPS FOR FILING A PROTEST FASTER & EASIER
Attention taxpayers: Here are some helpful tips in making protesting your 2021 valuation faster & easier. We are asking PLEASE bring with you ALL evidence, photos, appraisals, & any other documentation you might have to prove your valuation is NOT the current market value of the property when you FIRST come in. The burden of proof is on the taxpayer to prove the current assessed valuation is not correct. This evidence can be filed with the protest at the County Clerk’s Office or it may be brought in to the Assessor’s Office to show the appraisers when you visit with them. But please bring it in with you the first time, so you are not making two trips & we do not have to schedule two appointments. This will save everyone time & will allow us to be able to visit with everyone that would like to speak with an appraiser from the Assessor’s Office. Thank-you for your thoughtful consideration!
MUST FILE PROTESTS WITH THE COUNTY CLERK’S OFFICE! Protest forms 422 can be filed June 1st through June 30th, 2021. The County Assessor’s Office is unable to accept any protests filed by mail, fax, e-mail, or by walk-ins. The protests will be sent, faxed, or mailed back to the taxpayer. Protests can ONLY be filed with the County Clerk’s Office. The filing deadline is June 30th, 2021. Must file a protest form 422 for each parcel and give a legal description of the parcel and state a reason(s) for the requested change in valuation! Failure to do so WILL result in a dismissal of the protest!
Protest forms 422 are available at the Lincoln County Assessor’s Office, here ; or NE Department of Revenue, Property Assessment Division which has a fillable form; http://www.revenue.nebraska.gov/PAD/forms/422_Property_Valuation_Protest.pdf
Julie Stenger-Lincoln County Assessor