Wayne County Courthouse Looking To Limit Face-To-Face Business

WAYNE – After recessing their morning meeting into Tuesday afternoon, Wayne county officials got together in the courtroom to further their discussion of COVID-19 and look to limit access to the public.

Along with the commissioners, each of the offices were represented as the group is working on to reduce or eliminate non-essential visits to the courthouse in response to the coronavirus outbreak.

According to a release via fax from the courthouse, county officials say many public services can be completed online. These include renewing vehicle registration, paying property taxes, driver’s license (dmv.nebraska.gov), voter registration and searching Wayne county property records.

Many forms are also located on the waynecountyne.org website which can be printed off, completed and emailed, mailed or placed in the drop box. The drop box is located on the north side of the courthouse.

Both district and county courts are a function of state government and will continue as scheduled at this time. Contact the courthouse prior to your scheduled court time to verify if changes have been made since adjustments may occur rapidly. The courtroom will also be limiting entry per order of the court.

County officials ask their patrons to understand that conditions regarding the courthouse may change from day to day, but will continue to do their best in communicating any changes to the media and public as soon as decisions are made.

Wayne county employees will also be available by phone, email or mail.

 Office contact information:

County assessor: 402-375-1979; assessor@wayne.nacone.org

County clerk/register of deeds: 402-375-2288; clerk@wayne.nacone.org

County court: 402-375-1622; kimberly.hansen@nebraska.gov

County treasurer: 402-375-3885; treasurer@wayne.nacone.org

District court: 402-375-2260; deb.alleman@nebraska.gov

Extension office: 402-375-3310; atopp2@unl.edu

Veterans service office: 402-375-2764; vso@wayne.nacone.org


The Wayne County Board of Commissioners will be holding a special meeting on Tuesday, March 24 at 1 p.m. from the courthouse courtroom.