Register of Deeds







1021 Central Avenue, Room 203
Nebraska City, NE 68410

Office Hours

Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm


Online Document Search

Recording Requirements

Nebraska Form 521

Documentary Stamp Tax Table

Document Stamp Tax Exemptions

Certificate of Exemption

Certificate of Exemption Form 5B

Ruth Ann Weddle

Register of Deeds

Katie Rudy


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 this information.

Electronic Recordings are accepted in our office through Simplifile and Csc eRecording.  You can contact them a 800-460-5657 OR 866-652-0111.