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
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.
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.
- 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.