Abby Stark

Abby Stark

City Attorney

Ph. (402) 228-5211

Fx. (402) 228-2312

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Homestead Act 2010

*No Available Lots At This Time*

The City of Beatrice currently has no residential lots available.  If you fulfill all of the terms and conditions of the contract you will receive the land at no cost from the City. 

  The requirements for the Homestead Act of 2010 are as follows:

  1. You submit the application that is on our website (linked below)
  2. You have 6 months to get a building permit.
  3. You then have 12 months to build a minimum 900 square foot house.
  4. You then must live in the house for 3 years.

Please contact Gregory A. Butcher if you have any questions. 


The original Homestead Act signed into law by President Abraham Lincoln on May 20, 1862, had a significant impact on the City of Beatrice and Gage County.  In connection with this historic piece of legislation, the City of Beatrice is proud to announce the Homestead Act of 2010.  Like the original Homestead Act, the Homestead Act of 2010 offers applicants the opportunity to acquire a parcel of real estate if they build a residence on the land and it is their primary residence for five years.  At this time, the City of Beatrice is offering several lots as homestead property.  If you are interested in participating in the Homestead Act of 2010, please review the contract and contact Gregory A. Butcher, City Attorney, at 228-5211.  Act now as the land will be distributed on a first come, first served basis.


Available Forms & Information 
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Homestead Act 2010 Announcement

Please Note: In order to use the online submission linked below, you MUST have JavaScript enabled.

Homestead Act 2010 Application (Submittable Online)

Homestead Act 2010 Contract


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