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Lancaster County Assessor / Register of Deeds

Robert M. Ogden

555 South 10th Street, Room 102, Lincoln, NE 68508
Hours: 7:30am to 4:30pm
Phone: (402)441-7463
Fax: (402)441-8759

  • The Lancaster County Assessor’s Office has reviewed the real estate market in the area and established 2019 preliminary assessed values for all real property.

  • To learn more about your preliminary assessed value, view comparable sales, or schedule an informal hearing with a staff appraiser, please go to:

  • Informal hearings may also be scheduled by calling (402) 441-7463.

  • The deadline to schedule informal hearings is February 1, and the hearings will be conducted through March 1. Final values will be posted to the website by March 25.

  • As always, formal valuation notices will be mailed by June 1st to any owner whose valuation changed from 2018 to 2019. Formal valuation protests may be filed with the County Clerk’s Office between June 1 and July 1.

Role of the Assessor

About Us

Rob Ogden, Assessor/Register of Deeds

The Assessor/Register of Deeds is an elected official who has general supervision over and the direction of the assessment of all property in Lancaster County for taxation purposes.

The office is responsible for establishing equalized and accurate market values for all real property. The office has a staff of professional appraisers and support staff that are responsible for attaining that goal. We maintain a complete file of sale data on all types of property and each sale is reviewed before it is included in our sale database.

We are responsible for maintaining personal property accounts for all businesses and farmers who own depreciable tangible personal property, administering the Homestead Exemption program, and reviewing all exemption applications filed by religious, charitable, educational, and cemetery organizations. We are also required to attend all meetings of the Lancaster County Board of Equalization.

We have an established Geographic Information System with improved cadastral mapping capabilities, which assists us in the process of establishing equalized market values.

The office is required to prepare abstracts of assessment and certification of taxes levied for the Nebraska Department of Revenue. We also prepare the annual tax roll for the County Treasurer.

The Register of Deeds is responsible for receiving, recording, and preserving all land records, including deeds, mortgages, deeds of trust, assignments, releases, liens, UCC filings, plats, and other instruments submitted for recording.

The County Assessor/Register of Deeds Office does not levy, nor collect taxes. Once the taxing jurisdictions, such as school districts and local governments (County Board, city council, fire districts etc.) set their budgets, the tax levies are set by the County Board of Commissioners. The County Treasurer is responsible for the collection of property taxes.

Mission Statement

The mission of The County Assessor/Register of Deeds Office is to achieve equalization among all classes of property by maintaining the highest standards in mass appraisal practices and maintaining accurate and complete property and land records. We are guided by the goals of providing quality service to the public, developing high-performance employees through continuing education and training, and by efficiently managing county growth through the use of technological tools which expedite the work flow and dissemination of information to the public.

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