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  • Writer's pictureStephen Postier

95% Increase in Property Assessment. Contact Your Elected Officials Today.

Like many people across the county, my property assessment recently increased drastically. It almost doubled in 1 year.


If you didn't receive such a drastic increase this year, just wait. According to a plan written by our county assessor:

The assessor's office planned to increase values in 2024 for a handful of areas around the county, including the SE quarter of the city of York, Township 12, Benedict, Gresham and Thayer.


In 2025 the assessor's office will increase Township 11, Waco, Bradshaw, and North side of York.


In 2026 they'll increase Township 10 and the South side of York. (Those in the Southeast quarter of York will be addressed again this year) The full list is available in his letter.


Having the assessor increase our property values isn't the biggest problem leading to higher property taxes. That comes from the levy set by locally elected leaders. When our valuations going up, if the elected officials don't lower the levy, then they're raising our taxes with a tax increase.


What agencies are funded with your property taxes?

  • York County

  • City/Municipality/Village Board

  • School District

  • Fire District

  • NRD

  • ESU

  • SCC

  • York County AG Society

  • York County Ambulance

  • York County Historical Society

  • Cemetery District


If you don't want your property taxes to increase you need to contact your local officials and demand they lower their levy, absent real growth, for their upcoming budget year. While your house may not be effected this year, it will be within the next 2 years. Everyone needs to come together today, rather than waiting until your house increases 1.5x, 2x, or even 3x your current assessed value.


As a breakdown for my house, here is each amount, and the increase they'll get if they don't lower levies.


Total 2022

Assessed Value: $282,159

Total Rate: 1.865605%

Total Property Taxes: $5,263.98

  • York County: .221508; $625

  • City of York: .31; $874.69

  • York School District: 1.071669; $3,023.81

  • York School District Bond: .12714; $358.74

  • NRD: .022015; $62.12

  • ESU 6: .015635; $44.12

  • SCC: .0937; $264.38

  • York AG Society: .003938; $11.11


Total 2023

Assessed Value: $284,567

Total Rate: 1.791948%

Total Property Taxes: $5,099.30 (3.13% Decrease)

  • York County: .223426; $635.80; 1.73% Increase

  • City of York: .285; $811.02; 7.28% Decrease

  • York School District: 1.025675; $2,918.73; 3.48% Decrease

  • York School District Bond: .123683; $351.96; 1.89% Decrease

  • NRD: .02109700; $60.04; 3.35% Decrease

  • ESU 6: .015572; $44.31; .5% Increase

  • SCC: .0937; $266.64; .9% Increase

  • York AG Society: .003795; $10.80; 2.81% Decrease

Proposed Total 2024 (Assuming no taxing entity lowers their levy)

Assessed Value: $554,215 94.76% Increase

Total Rate: 1.791948%

Total Property Taxes: $9,931.24 (94.76% Increase)

  • York County: .223426; $1,238.26;

  • City of York: .285; $1,579.51;

  • York School District: 1.025675; $5,684.44;

  • York School District Bond: .123683; $685.47;

  • NRD: .02109700; $116.92;

  • ESU 6: .015572; $41.56;

  • SCC: .0937; $519.30;

  • York AG Society: .003795; $21.03;

Contact Information for the largest $ property tax collectors for most households

If you want to challenge your property valuation, the form must be submitted by June 30th. https://www.yorkcounty.ne.gov/property-value-protest.html


Before submitting, it would be a good idea to contact the assessor (kbulgrin@yorkcountyne.gov) and find out what comparable properties he used to determine your property's value.


This protest will go through the county board of equalization. If a property owner disagrees with the board of equalization's decision, they can appeal the decision to Nebraska Tax Equalization and Review Commission https://terc.nebraska.gov/



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