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Douglas County changes open space rules

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WATERVILLE — If you’re looking to get a property tax break by classifying your Douglas County land as open space, your land will now be judged to see just how much benefit it would provide the public.

Douglas County commissioners on Tuesday adopted a new rating system to be used when determining how much of a tax reduction to place on open space.

Assessor Jim Ruud said people who put their land in open space used to pay taxes on…

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