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Buffalo County
  • Part-Time Cook Opening
    Consolidated Management Company is accepting applications for part-time cook in the jail.Newspaper ad

    Job information and how to apply
  • Notice To Bidders (Gravel)
    Separate, sealed bids will be received at the regular meeting of the Buffalo County Board of Supervisors until 10:00 am on February 24, 2015 for gravel to be used by the Buffalo County Highway Department.

    Notice to Bidders for Gravel
  • Notice of Public Hearing (1 and 6 Year Road Plan)
    Notice is hereby given, that a Public Hearing for the One and Six Year Road & Bridge Plan for Buffalo County, Nebraska, will be held during the regular meeting of the Buffalo County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at 10:00 A.M. in the County Board Meeting Room, Buffalo County Courthouse, 1512 Central Ave., Kearney, Nebraska.

    Public Hearing Notice for One & Six Year Plan
  • Full-Time Juvenile Justice Coordinator Opening
    The Buffalo County Attorney's Office is accepting applications for a full-time Juvenile Justice Coordinator.

    More information abouth Juvenile Justice Coordinator and how to apply
  • Full Time Jail Records Clerk Opening
    The Buffalo County Sheriff's office is accepting applications for a Full Time Jail Records Clerk.

    More information and Application
  • Notice of Public Hearing (Resolution 2015-05)
    Notice is hereby given, that a Public Hearing to discuss property located in Gibbon that is now owned by Buffalo County due to the dissolution of townships, will be held during the regular meeting of Buffalo County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 9:30 A.M. in the County Board Meeting Room.

    See Resolution 2015-05 for full details
  • Notice to Bidders (Lowboy Trailer)
    Separate, sealed bids will be received at the regular meeting of the Buffalo County Board of Supervisors until 10:00 am on February 24, 2015 for a new lowboy trailer.

    Notice to Bidders for Lowboy Trailer
  • Notice to Bidders (Twin Screw Cab and Chassis)
    Separate, sealed bids will be received at the regular meeting of the Buffalo County Board of Supervisors until 10:00 am on February, 24 2015 for a new twin screw cab and chassis.

    Notice to Bidders for Twin Screw Cab and Chassis
    
Register of Deeds

The Register of Deeds Office is responsible for the maintaining and securing of the land records of the county. The Register of Deeds Office is a separate office in counties that have more than 20,000 inhabitants.

The duties include preserving of old land records and entering into the numerical trust deedindexes and the computers all newly record land transactions. Such as warranty deeds, mortgages, deeds of trust, plats and any other documents that affect a specific piece of land in the county. This office routinely deals with complex legal descriptions and requires accuracy and detail. The documents are microfilmed and scanned daily. In Buffalo County, the office updates ownership on the copies of the cadastral maps. The Register of Deeds is a public office. In addition to the Public, this office is utilized by Real Estate Companies, Title and Abstract Companies, Banks, Law Firms, Appraisers and genealogists.

Copies of any recorded documents, Ownership Plat books compiled by the office, and copies of Land Patents are available to view or purchase.

Deputy: Jennifer Schleusener

Office hours-M-F 8:00 AM-5:00 PM

History:

The first courthouse of Buffalo County erected at Gibbon in 1873. History tells us that the Gibbon Courthouse records were placed in a wagon, brought to Kearney at night hidden in the “Chandler Building’ where the Telephone Company is today.  (More Buffalo County history)

The first deed recorded in Buffalo County was a 40-acre tract of land in Section 13, Township 9, North, Range 13 West. The date of the recording was February 12, 1870.

Schedule of Recording Fees

Buffalo County Register of Deeds Term
T.J. Scott January 1894 to January 1898
David Mathieson January 1898 to January 1902
T. G. Spencer January 1902 to January 1906
V. B. Wheelock January 1906 to January 1915
T. J. Scott January 1915 to January 1927
Lydia Finke January 1927 to January 1935
Mabel Rice January 1935 to January 1959
Sam Spahr January 1959 to January 1975
Margaret Swanson January 1975 to January 1999
Kellie John January 1999 to Current

Alphabetical Index of Buffalo County Land Patents Compiled by the Buffalo County Register of Deeds



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