Clerk, Clerk of the District Court, Register
The Register of Deeds office contains the history record of all real estate transactions. If a register of deeds is not elected pursuant to section 32-518, the county clerk shall act as ex officio register of deeds. The register of deeds has the power to take acknowledgments, administer oaths, and certify the same by his or her signature. The register of deeds may appoint one or more deputies for whose acts the register will be responsible.
The duties include preserving of old land records and entering into the numerical indexes. Such as warranty deeds, mortgages, deeds of trust, plats and any other documents that affect a specific piece of land in the county. This office routinely deals with complex legal descriptions and requires accuracy and detail. The Register of Deeds is a public office. In addition to the Public, this office is utilized by Real Estate Companies, Title and Abstract Companies, Banks, Law Firms, Appraisers and genealogists.
Filing Fees (New as of January 1, 2013)
- 1st page of document: $10.00
- 2nd page & all subsequent pages: $6.00 each
- The above fees pertain to ALL documents filed within the
Register of Deeds offices. Exceptions listed below are "no fee" documents:
- Federal Tax Lien Termination
- State Tax Lien Termination
- UCC Termination
- Certified copies: $1.50 per page
- UCC Financings Statements, Assignment, Amendments, Release, Partial Release: $10.00 + $0.50 for each attachment
Documentary Tax - Effective 7/1/2005 to $2.25 per thousand (LB-40) (see the Computation Table)
LB 254 - Provide New Requirements for Instruments recorded in the Office of Register of Deeds Effective August 27,2011
- Recording Space Requirements:
- 3" X 8 ½" on top of page 1
- No attachment or affirmation shall be used in any way to cover any information or printed material on the instrument. (For example, nothing may be taped or attached to an instrument.)
- Every instrument presented for recording shall have on the first page BELOW the 3 inch margin a return address and the title of the document
- Margin Requirements: 1" on both vertical sides, and 1" on the bottom. This applies throughout the document.
- Instrument Requirements:
- Paper at least 8 1/2" X 11" ,and no larger than 81/2" X 14"
- Shall be printed, typewritten or computer generated in black ink, white paper, and a minimum 8pt font
- Must be legible
- Each signature on an instrument shall be in black or
dark blue ink
- Names of each party shall be typed, printed, or stamped beneath the original signature.
- Stamps shall not cover or interfere with any part of the instrument
- Exceptions to the rule:
- Instruments signed before the effective date of this bill (August 27, 2011)
- Instruments executed outside of the U.S.
- Certified copies from governmental agencies (Death Certificates)
- Instruments Signed by an incapacitated or deceased person at the time of recording
- Instruments formatted to meet court requirements
- State & Federal Tax Liens
- UCC Instruments
- Plats, Surveys, etc.