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Yes, you need to own and occupy your home continuously from January 1 through August 15.
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Yes, however, if you applied the previous year, a preprinted Form 458 Homestead Exemption application will be automatically mailed to you to complete and return to the assessor’s office. If you don’t receive Form 458 by mid-February, please contact our office at 402-593-2122.
You have to be 65 or older before January 1 of the application year.
If you owned a home in Nebraska on January 1 and purchased a new home between January 1 to August 15, you can transfer your homestead exemption to your new home. You must file the application (Form 458) with the county assessor’s office where the original home resides between February 2 to June 30. You will then file a Form 458T - Transfer of Homestead Exemption on or before August 15 with the county assessor’s office where the new home resides.
The Date of Deed is used to determine the ownership and not the sale date. If you have any questions, please call our office at 402-593-2122.
The Sarpy county assessor’s office has created a worksheet to help calculate your out of pocket medical expenses as well as a listing of documents needed to complete the 458 Schedule 1 - Income Statement.
View the 2022 Household Income Table (PDF).
Our office will help applicants fill out the forms. If you filed your Federal Income Tax Return, please bring your tax return and any medical expenses you paid out of pocket. If you did not file your Federal Income Tax Return, please bring any 1099s, W-2s, and medical expenses you paid out of pocket. Please give our office a call at 402-593-2122 if you have questions.
No, any of our administrative staff members are able to assist you with the Homestead Exemption. Our office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 am to 4:45 pm, except holidays.
The application filing period is February 2 to June 30. All completed applications must be filed by June 30 to qualify for the current year.
Form 458B is not available online. The form can be mailed, emailed, or picked up in person by the applicant. Give us a call at 402-593-2122.
Every five years our office will require all applicants to recertify their disabilities. For Homestead Exemption years 2021, 2026, 2031, ect.
In order to qualify for the current year Homestead Exemption, your effective date must be on or before January 1 of the application filing year. If your effective date is after January 1, you will have to wait until the following year to qualify.
The DVA Certification Letter can be requested through the Sarpy County Veteran’s Service Office (VSO). Please call their office at 402-593-2203 to request a letter for the Homestead Exemption. The Sarpy VSO will request the letter through the VA Regional Office for you. The letter will be mailed directly to your property. The letter must be dated after January 1, 2022.
The letter must include the following:
Note: If you are rated under 100% service-connected but are being paid at the 100% rate because you are unemployable due to your service-connected disabilities, it must be reflected on your eBenefits letter.
You can submit the completed application via the mail, email, fax, drop box located outside on the east side of the 1102 Building, or in person. You will receive a copy of the application as a receipt of confirmation from our office with a date stamp in the lower left hand corner and "COPY" stamped in the upper right hand corner. Please keep the copy for your records.
Sarpy County Assessor’s Office1102 E 1st St, Suite 2Papillion, NE 68046
Email Homestead Exemption
The Nebraska Department of Property Assessment (State) notifies the Sarpy Assessor’s office around the end of October on the status of any applicant’s Homestead Exemption. The State will mail letters to only the applicants who are approved for 10 to 90% or applicants who are disapproved based on income only.
If you are approved for 100% of the exemption, you will not receive a letter stating you’ve been approved for 100%. The Nebraska Department of Property Assessment mails letters to only the applicants who are approved for 10 to 90% or applicants who are disapproved based on income only. The assessor’s office receives approvals and disapprovals from the State about the end of October.