Property Tax Protest

Helping You Navigate Property Valuations

Consulting an experienced property tax advisor at Hancock Dana may make the difference in reducing your real estate taxes. As one of the leading firms performing valuation protest services in Douglas and Sarpy Counties, our professionals efficiently guide taxpayers through the complexities of the Nebraska appeals process.

As property tax rates change, it’s important to stay informed and consider whether or not the adjusted rates are appropriate. When in doubt, the Hancock Dana team will be here, available to act as a representative on your behalf. Our experts review your property valuation to determine if it’s reasonable, analyze market data to compare similar properties, recommend strategies for appealing the valuation, and successfully manage the various steps of the appeal process.

Hancock Dana has a proven history of successfully reducing valuations for various property types, including:

  • Office buildings
  • Industrial parks
  • Commercial retail
  • Hospitality
  • Assisted living facilities
  • Multi-family properties

Many property owners fail to protest their property’s valuation because they don’t understand the complicated process, or may not have the resources to substantiate a claim stating their property is overvalued. Our experience representing a diverse range of properties provides us with the understanding necessary to effectively analyze your property’s value using one or more of the established valuation approaches.

In Nebraska, property value protests for the Douglas County Assessor and Sarpy County Assessor must be filed with the County Board of Equalization (BOE) between June 1st and June 30th of the year for which you are protesting. Determinations of protests are issued by the BOE during August.

If you are still dissatisfied with your property’s valuation, you have the right to appeal the BOE’s decision to the Nebraska Tax Equalization and Review Commission (TERC) for further review.

Hancock Dana guides clients to expect more from their accounting partner by listening, offering specialized expertise and access to new ideas and proven solutions.