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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
  • Communications Officer Position Opening
    The Buffalo County Sheriff's Office is accepting applications for a Communications Officer.

    Job information and how to apply.
  • Sheriff's Sale - June 1, 2017 for Minnie B. Trubl
    The Buffalo County Sheriff's Office is holding a sale June 1, 2017. Please check details for time and location.

    Click here for details.
  • Sheriff's Sale - June 1, 2017 for Max Q. Snyder
    The Buffalo County Sheriff's Office is holding a sale June 1, 2017. Please check details for time and location.

    Click here for details.
  • Buffalo County Highway Dept - Maintainer Position
    Buffalo County Highway Department is accepting applications for employment for a Maintainer Operator for the Kearney area.  Experience preferred. 

    See our employment page for details.
    
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