The Register of Deeds Office is responsible for recording, maintaining and securing transactions having to do with real property in Platte County. This office is committed to providing information and serving the public in an efficient, courteous and economical manner. It is a separate office in counties that have more than 20,000 residents.

It is the duty of the register of deeds to record documents submitted for filing, in the order in which they are presented for filing. Every document must be proofed, indexed and all transactions meeting the statutory requirements. Documents are entered into the numerical tract indexes and entered into the computer system; this office routinely deals with complex legal descriptions and requires accuracy and detail. All recorded documents are also microfilmed and scanned. Legal documents, such as, but not limited to, deeds, mortgages, deed of trusts, reconveyances, construction liens, easements, subdivision plats, tax liens (federal and state), UCC filings and any and all documents that affect a specific tract of land in the county. In addition to the general public, this office is utilized by real estate companies, title and abstract companies, banks, appraisers, attorneys and genealogists.

All documents recorded in the Register of Deeds Office are public record.

These records are a vital part of our county’s geographical information system (GIS).

The Register of Deeds Office in Platte County currently has certain records available online. You can obtain data by searching the grantor/grantee or by legal description and print copies free of charge. We currently have data to view from February 2005 to present and documents available for viewing or printing from the 1800s were made available from fees created for the modernization/preservation fund, which was passed by legislation. The website address is www.nebraskadeedsonline.us.

Office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. The office is located on east end of the first floor of the Platte County Courthouse.

Platte County Register of Deeds Diane Kapels can be reached at 402-563-4911 or rod@plattene.us.

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