WAHOO – Valuation protest forms are trickling in this year, but there are still a few more days to file.

The Saunders County Clerk’s Office reported on Monday that only 87 protests have been filed so far.

Protesters have until 5 p.m. Monday, July 1 to file. The deadline has been extended a day, since June 30 falls on a weekend.

While some last minute filing is expected, the numbers this year appear to be below previous year protests.

Last year, 245 valuation protests were filed. Two years ago, the number was 453. There 6,668 value change notification sent out last year, and 10,954 the year before that.

But while there were 9,300 valuation change notifications sent out in May to real property owners in Saunders County, Saunders County Assessor/Register of Deeds Rhonda Andresen pointed out that some of those notices were for decreases and some were only for small increases.

After the deadline passes to file a protest, the information will be reviewed and then a final determination will be made by the Saunders County Board of Equalization.

More information and protest forms are available at the offices of the clerk and treasurer. Protest forms are available at the county courthouse and online at www.saunderscounty.ne.gov.

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