KEARNEY, Neb. – The following is from the City of Kearney:
“An annual survey has recently released municipal property tax levies for 2018-2019 and Kearney is proud to announce that it has remained the lowest property tax levy among first class cities in the state. Cities are classified as first class if they have more than 5,000 in population. Scottsbluff holds second place for property tax levies at a rate 45% higher than Kearney.
The City of Kearney has a property tax levy of .13736, or about 14¢ per $100 of valuation. On a house valued at $200,000 the City receives $280 in property taxes. This is especially significant considering the scope and level of services provided in Kearney. “This shows the value of local government to residents, the services received – streets, parks, police, fire, library, and airport – are provided with a very low property tax burden”, said City Manager Michael Morgan.”