The Douglas County Tax Calculator will calculate an individual property’s proportionate cost of more than 21 different services provided by Douglas County, including road maintenance, law enforcement, elections, human services, parks and trails and snow removal. The methodology and the formulas are based on the 2016 budget.
Property Tax Collection and Distribution
The Douglas County Treasurer bills and collects all property taxes from property owners for all local governments and special districts (schools, libraries, fire, water and sanitation, metropolitan districts and towns/cities) in Douglas County. Collected taxes are then distributed to these taxing authorities. The below graph illustrates property tax distribution among local governments based on a $400,000 home with a total tax bill of $3,184. Douglas County’s portion of the tax bill in this example is $598 and funds 21 different Douglas County services.