Register of Deeds


Joan Spencer

County Clerk


Cherie Conley

Deputy County Clerk

Voter Registration, Accounts Payable,
Register of Deeds, Elections

Laura Salinas 402-987-2128
Payroll, Marriage Licenses, Bilingual
Deb Benton 402-987-2166
Register of Deeds


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


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


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.


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.

Effective January 1, 2013 LB 536 - Nebraska Uniform Real Property Transfer on Death Act

Effective January 1, 2013 any Certified Copy of a Death Certificate filed with the Register of Deeds office will also have to have a Form 521 filled out.

Also, the Neb. Rev. Stat. 76-902 Tax; exemptions list has changed effective January 1, 2013

For more information please review the following: Legal Directives from the Department of Revenue

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.