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Document Recording

Document Recording


Recording Fees

Effective January 1, 2013, the Register of Deeds Recording Fees will change,

pursuant to Nebraska Rev. Statute 33-109, as amended by LB 14, by the Nebraska Legislature.


Recording fees will be as follows:

1)  First page (page 1) $10.00

2)  Each additional page $6.00

(Effective 1/1/2013 there no longer is a fee for the legal description)

The above fees pertain to ALL documents filed within the Register of Deeds Office

with the exception of the following which are NO FEE:

1)  Federal Tax Lien Termination

2)  State Tax Lien Termination

3)  UCC Termination


UCC Financing Statements, Assignments, Amendments, Releases, & Partial Releases

will be as follows:

1) First page (page 1) $14.00   No Fee Charge for Additional Pages

    (*NOTE: Effective July 1, 2021)


Documentary Stamp Taxes (Effective 7/1/2005)(LB254):

Documentary Stamps for deeds are at $2.25 per $1,000 of the sale price.

See Documentary Stamp Tax Table.


Certain deeds are exempt from Documentary Stamp.

See Exemption List For Details.



Documentary Stamps have increased from $1.75 to $2.25 effective July 1, 2005.


All deeds must be accompanied by a Real Estate Transfer Statement-Form 521.

Register of Deeds WILL NOT accept a deed for recording unless items 1 through 25 are

properly completed and a Real Estate Transfer Statement, Form 521 is signed.

Please follow the “Instructions” on back of Form 521 for specific instructions per item number.

NOTE: Requirements

LB 254 – Provide New Requirements for Instruments recorded in the Office of Register of Deeds

                  Effective August 27, 2011


Recording Space Requirements:

              -  Any instrument submitted for recording shall contain a Blank Space at the top of the                            

                  First Page which is at least 3” X 8 ½ “

              -   No attachment or affirmation shall be used in any way to cover any information or

                  printed material on the instrument.”

                 (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:

- At least 8½” X 11”, and no larger than 8½” X 14”

- Shall be printed, typewritten or computer generated in Black Ink

- White Paper, of not less than 20lb weight

- Must be legible

- All Signatures 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.

            - Font size shall be at least 8 point


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.

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