Real Estate Taxes
Payments may be sent to: Sarpy County Treasurer
1210 Golden Gate Dr
Papillion, NE 68046
Sarpy County real estate taxes are levied in arrears. For example, the 2013 taxes are levied at the end of 2013 and become due on the last day of December 2013. They are normally payable in 2014 by whoever owns the property in 2014 and not by the people who owned it in 2013. If you buy the property in the middle of 2014 you will normally pay one half of the "2013" taxes which are payable in 2014.
The first half becomes delinquent April 1, 2014 and the second half August 1, 2014. The term "due" only means you may pay them at the end of 2013 and claim them on your 2013 income tax return, if you itemize. You can pay each half BEFORE April 1 and August 1 respectively without penalty.
If you do not pay by the delinquent dates, interest will be computed on a daily basis using an annual rate of fourteen percent. Minimum payment is one half the years tax plus accrued delinquent interest. Interest continues to accrue until payment is made.
Only one tax statement is send out per year in approximately the middle of December.
Please mark your calendar. First half and second half reminder notices are NOT sent.
PROPERTY TAX RECEIPTS: The Nebraska State Statutes were changed to help counties reduce ever increasing printing, mailing, and postage costs. This law no longer requires the county to mail out property tax payment receipts. Your cancelled check will serve as your receipt for payment of taxes in the same manner as your power bill or phone bill. You may also print your property tax receipt and/or statement online at: Type http://www.sarpy.com/sarpyproperty/ ; your 9 digit parcel number or address in the appropriate box and follow the links to your real estate tax statement and receipts. If you enclose a stamped self-addressed envelope we will mail you a receipt or if you come in person we will give you a receipt. The Treasurer's Office is diligent in seeking avenues to save money and yet provide convenience to our taxpayers. This change will save the county over $10,000 per year in expenses.
PAYMENT OPTIONS: We only accept cash or check at the counter. If you want to charge your taxes (approximately 2.49% fee) or pay by e-check ($3) select: PAYONLINE If you pay online and there are not sufficient funds in your account to cover your e-check you will be charged an additional $20 for the insufficient funds processing. If you do not enter your routing number and account number properly resulting in a failure to make the payment you will be charged an additional $10 charge back fee.
MORTGAGE/BANK/ESCROW PAYMENTS: If you have a mortgage company, bank, or escrow account paying your taxes, they seldom pay us direct. Read the following to see how most banks really pay us: BULK TAX PAYMENTS BY ESCROW ACCOUNTS
If you pay your own taxes, have a recent purchase, or payoff the mortgage, do not assume that the years taxes are paid. Go to our web site PROPERTY SEARCH button on the left side of the screen or give us a call and check!