Real Property valuations are arriving in some mailboxes in Cass County. The statements went out last Friday, said Cass County Assessor Allen Sutcliffe. About 7,400 change notices were sent out, about 900 less than last year.
The re-appraised areas:
Residential: Weeping Water (land and improvements)
Rural subdivision – Buccaneer Bay (land and improvements)
Rural Plattsmouth Township (farms, acreages and subdivisions)
Commercial: Southwest (sales review, market analysis studies)
Agricultural: Land market value analysis (ongoing and countywide)
The Cassgram reports The new valuations for commercial and residential properties were flat, said Sutcliffe, but the ag land valuations went up about 30%.
“That still isn’t as much as the state wanted,” said Sutcliffe, but he said he was able to persuade state officials that the “income approach” for ag land was appropriate for Cass County. He said the income approach brings in the value a bit under the market value approach.
You’re advised to look over the information closely. If you spot a clerical error, that can be handled through the assessor’s office. If it’s a difference of opinion as to the valuation determination, you have until July 1st to file a protest and then appear during a board of equalization hearing in July. Protest forms are available through the county clerk’s office or online under the clerk’s tab at www.cassne.org. The protest process information will be on the card.
The residential areas for assessment in 2014 are Beaver Lake, Rock Bluff and Lake Waconda. The southeast will be looked at for commercial revaluation. Ag land assessment is conducted every year.