Register of Deeds


Janet Reed, Register of Deeds

Ruth Ann Weddle, Deputy

Phone: (402) 873-9530
Fax: (402) 873-9507
Office Hours: M-F 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM 

Welcome to the Otoe County Register of Deeds web page. We provide this information as a service to the public. The Register of Deeds office handles the custody, safe keeping, and preservation of all records, maps, and papers pertaining to land located in Otoe County Nebraska. The Register of Deeds is responsible for maintaining accurate and current land records. Numerous documents relating to real estate including Deeds, Mortgages, Deeds of Trust, Easements, Contracts, Assignments, Releases and Plats are recorded in this office. Federal and State Tax Liens and UCC Financing Statements are also found in the office records. Records date back to April 1855 with Otoe being spelled “Ottoe”. These records are stored in books of various types in a secure vault and cannot for any reason be taken outside the building.

NOTICE: The Register of Deeds office makes no warranty or guarantee concerning the accuracy or reliability of the content of these pages or at other sites to which we link. Assessing accuracy and reliability of information is the responsibility of the user. The Register of Deeds office shall not be liable for errors contained herein or for any damages in connection with the use of the this information.

Online data is available to provide copies and documentation since May 24, 2002.

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Real Estate Transfer Statement - Form 521

Note: New document requirements for documents signed after August 27, 2011:
Statute 23-1503.01 and 23-1510

  • Documents must have 3 inches by 8 inches of blank space at the top of the 1st page for our recording information. Below the 3 inch margin, every instrument shall have the return address and the title of the instrument.
  • An extra $6.00 will be charged per document that does not meet this statute, in order to add a cover page for recording information.
  • Printed forms intended for recordation purpose shall have a 1 inch margin on all other sides.
  • All instruments submitted shall be in black ink on not less than 20 pound weight white paper measuring at least 8 ½ inches by 11 inches and not larger than 8 ½ inches by 14 inches.
  • A font size of at least 8 points shall be presumed sufficiently legible.
  • Each signature on an instrument shall be black or dark blue ink.
  • The name of each party to the instrument shall be typed, printed or stamped beneath the original signature.
  • An embossed or inked stamp shall not cover or otherwise materially interfere with any part of the instrument.
  • Certain exceptions apply.