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

3)  The previous charge of .50 per lot/partial lot/section/partial section, will no longer apply.


These new fees pertain to ALL documents filed within the Register of Deeds Office.


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

as follows:

1) First page (page 1) $10.00   Plus $.50 for each attachment

    (*NOTE: This fee has not changed)


There are exceptions listed below as they are “NO FEE” documents:

1)  Federal Tax Lien Termination

2)  State Tax Lien Termination

3)  UCC Termination


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


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.


NOTE: Requirements


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


  Effective August 27, 2011


Recording Space Requirements: 3” X 8½” on top of page 1

              -  Shall contain a Blank Space at the top of the First Page which is at least 3 inches

                  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

-  Each 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.


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.