McCOOK, Nebraska -- Red Willow County, Nebraska, tax payers have until Wednesday, June 30, to file protests of their tax valuations.
County Assessor Sandra Kotschwar told county commissioners during their weekly meeting Monday that her office mailed out approximately 5,000 notices of valuation increases on ag land, commercial and residential properties, the owners of which have the right to protest the increase.
A property owner who has questions regarding a valuation increase is encouraged to first contact the county assessor's office for a review of the valuation process and the reason(s) for the increase. Anyone with further questions may file a protest, the form for which is available in the county clerk's office. The same form can be printed from the county website: www.co.red-willow.ne.us
Proceed to County Offices site, to the assessor's site, then to Real Estate and then to protest form.
After action Monday morning, commissioners scheduled 230 possible 15-minute appointments for tax payers dissatisfied with their tax valuations.
A tax payer disgruntled by a decision by commissioners may appeal to the Nebraska Tax Equalization and Review Commission (TERC).
County clerk Pauletta Gerver said her office will know July 1 how many tax protests were filed, and how many appointments they'll need to schedule. Appointments will be scheduled between Monday, July 12 and Friday, July 23, between 8 a.m. and noon and 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.
Tax payers filing protests will be given 10 days notice.