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Any resident of Wayne County making an improvement to his or her property is required to file a building permit.
Permits within the cities of Wayne, Winside, Carroll, Hoskins, and Wakefield are available at their respective city offices. All other building permits are available at the Assessor’s Office.
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If you are in the City of Wayne, go to the city office located at 306 Pearl Street in Wayne. If you are outside Wayne city limits, contact the Wayne County Assessor’s Office at (402) 375-1979, 510 Pearl Street in Wayne. We will help you to the best of our ability, and with the tools and resources at our disposal.
Wayne County has adopted a comprehensive plan, but has not adopted zoning regulations. The Planning & Zoning Commission is not in the process of developing zoning regulations at this time. • Building permits are available through the Wayne County Assessor. • The City of Wayne has zoning jurisdiction within two miles of the city. • The villages of Carroll, Hoskins, and Winside have zoning jurisdiction within one mile of the respective villages.
The County Clerk’s office will have the owner of record for all parcels in Wayne County. You can reach the Clerk’s Office at (402) 375-2288, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
You may also find ownership information on our GIS website. However, the information provided online may not reflect the most recent ownership changes. The most current information will be in the County Clerk's Office.
Call the Treasurer's Office at (402) 375-3885 for the current information.
A new form has been created (Report of Destroyed Real Property, Form 425), pursuant to 2019 Neb. Law LB 512. Please review the instructions on the Form 425.
The Form 425 is to be used by owners of real property whose property has suffered significant property damage as a result of a calamity occurring on or after January 1 and before July 1 of the current assessment year. The property owner may file the Form 425 with the county assessor and the county clerk on or before July 15.
A calamity is defined as a disastrous event, including, but not limited to, a fire, an earthquake, a flood, a tornado, or other natural event which significantly affects the assessed value of the property. Destroyed real property does not include property suffering significant property damage that is caused by the owner of the property.
Destroyed Property Form 425
Destroyed Property FAQs
PAD News Release Regarding Form 425
LB 512 (Destroyed Property Bill)
The Homestead Exemption provides qualified homeowners with a measure of property tax relief. Homestead Exemption is available to three groups of people:
• Group A: People Over Age 65
• Group B: Certain Disabled Individuals
• Group C: Certain Disabled Veterans and Their Widow(er)s
Homestead Exemption application and income statement forms are available in the County Assessor’s Office after February 1, and are due on or before June 30 each year.