Register of Deeds Filing Instructions

Filing instructions while office is closed to walk-in traffic

Your original (not a copy) signed and notarized document, along with a check for the filing fees, can be mailed to the Register of Deeds office:

Lancaster County Register of Deeds
555 South 10th Street
Lincoln, NE 68508

The filing fee is $10.00 for the first page of the document, and $6.00 for each additional page.

If you are filing a deed, it must be accompanied by a completed Real Estate Transfer Statement, Form 521 (link), and the appropriate Documentary Stamp Taxes, if applicable.

We highly recommend emailing a copy of your document to RegDeed@lancaster.ne.gov prior to mailing. This will enable our office to quickly verify the recordability of the document, and to identify the appropriate filing fees. This will eliminate the need for us to mail the document back to you for any needed corrections and will speed up the recording process.

Alternatively, you also have the option of electronically recording your transaction through one of our contracted 3rd-party vendors.

https://simplifile.com/
https://www.erecording.com/
https://www.indecomm.com/
https://www.goepn.com/

We do not charge extra fees for e-filing documents, but each vendor will have a fee structure for the convenience of e-filing.

For further information, please contact our office at 402-441-7463. Your call is likely to go to voicemail, but please leave a message and we will return you call in a timely manner. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate through these difficult times.