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.