Register of Deeds

 

Office Hours

8:15 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Monday - Friday

Phone

402-987-2166

Fax

402-494-9269

Address

1601 Broadway Street
PO Box 511
Dakota City, NE 68731-0039

Email

dbenton@dakotacountyne.org

jspencer@dakotacountyne.org

Register of Deeds Links

Nebraska Deeds Online

Filing Fees

FAQ

Preventing Rejected Documents

Deb Benton

402-987-2166
Register of Deeds Office Clerk

Joan Spencer

Clerk / Election Commissioner / Register of Deeds

402-987-2130

Cherie Conley

Deputy County Clerk

402-987-2129
Voter Registration, Accounts Payable,
Register of Deeds, Elections

RECORDING FEES

Schedule of recording fees as set forth in §33-109: See Filing Fees

TYPES OF DOCUMENTS FILED 

Deeds, Mortgages, Contracts, Assignments, Releases/Reconveyances, Affidavits, Construction Liens, Lis Pendens, Death Certificates, etc.

SPACE REQUIREMENT

As set forth in §23-1503.1:  Effective 8-27-11 a 3" x 8 1/2" space at the TOP of the FIRST PAGE of each instrument for recording shall be left blank for recording  information ONLY and 1” side and bottom margins.  If this space is not provided, the Register of Deeds is authorized to attach an extra sheet of paper to the instrument, placing it as the first page, and charge an additional $5.00 in recording fee.  Note:  Taping to an 8 1/2" x 11" document to create sufficient space is not permitted.

DOCUMENTARY STAMP TAX

Is a tax imposed on the grantor executing a deed for the privilege of transferring beneficial interest in or legal title to real estate. The rate of tax is $2.25 per thousand dollars of actual purchase price on transactions that are not exempt under state statute.  If the property transfers for nominal consideration, documentary stamp tax will be collected on assessed value.

For more information please review the following: Legal Directives from the Department of Revenue http://www.revenue.ne.gov/PAD/legal/directives/dir12-02.pdf

Real Estate Transfer Statement Form 521

The Nebraska Department of Revenue requires the Register of Deeds office to collect a documentary-stamp tax when a deed and death certificate is presented for recording.  A  Form 521 (transfer statement) must be completed for all deeds, memoranda of contracts and/or land contracts.  Transfer statements, as a fillable form, are available at  Form 521.

Documentary Stamp Tax Computation Table
Documentary Stamp Tax Exemptions Chart
Documentary Stamp Tax Rate History

CERTIFIED COPIES: $1.50 for each page of the copy.