Sarpy County saw a slight increase in valuation this year — but individual results may vary.
Overall, valuation increased by about 1 percent countywide, Chief Deputy Assessor Jackie Morehead said Friday.
“It varies in locations where you’re at in the county because everything is based on sales,” Morehead said. “Sales, as they say, is location, location, location.”
Curbwise.com performed an analysis of local valuation data for the Gretna Breeze earlier this month.
The website offers homeowners tools for determining the fairness of their valuation and is operated by the Omaha World-Herald, the Breeze’s parent newspaper.
The analysis shows that 94 percent of Gretna homeowners — both in city limits and in the city’s zoning jurisdiction — will see an increase in valuation.
Total taxable value of Gretna residences is up by nearly 9 percent. Only 168 properties went down in value, or 6 percent of the 2,781 properties listed.
Two-thirds of homes in Bellevue are going up in value. Total taxable value is up almost 2 percent across the city and its zoning jurisdiction.
In Papillion, 61 percent of homeowners will see an increase in value. Total taxable value is up 4.3 percent.
About 87 percent of La Vista homeowners will see an increase in value. Total taxable value is up by 3 percent. Only about 1,000 homes in La Vista have gone down in value.
Half of the homes in Springfield are seeing increases in value. Total taxable value of residences is up by less than 1 percent overall.
The Sarpy County Assessor’s Office released preliminary valuations on Jan. 15. Between now and March 1, homeowners in Sarpy County can call the assessor’s office if they find any issues with their valuation.
If they want to discuss their valuation or if they find anything they believe to be incorrect, Morehead said they can make an appointment with the office’s appraiser.
If anything is found to be incorrect, Morehead said the change will be made right away, without having to go through a formal protest. Between June 1 and June 30, property owners can file formal protests regarding their home’s valuation.
Formal hearings, decisions and board approvals will be completed by July 25.