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Register Of Deeds
Notice of "RECORDED DEED NOTICE" Scam

The Scam Address and Phone Number have changed.  The Amount now shows $86.00—it was $83.00 during their last attempts 4 years ago. 

The Register of Deed Office is a public office and  a copy of their Deed can be acquired during regular business hours for $.50 a page.

This is a SCAM--- DO NOT SEND MONEY TO THIS COMPANY!! IF YOU NEED OR WANT A COPY, please come the Register of Deeds Office at the courthouse and we can provide you a copy for $.50 a page.

For any questions please contact Kellie John, Buffalo County Register of Deeds at (308)-236-1239.

A detailed look at this scam and the 2015 Kearney Hub article

Property Fraud Alert

NEW--- PROPERTY  FRAUD ALERT----SIGN UP NOW

                BE INFORMED…. BE ALERT… BE NOTIFIED

According to the FBI Property and Mortgage Fraud is the fastest growing white collar crime. It can be as simple as someone recording a document in the Buffalo County Register of Deeds office land records that fraudulently makes it appear as if they now own your property.

To address these concerns, your Register of Deeds Office have a FREE service that will NOTIFY you when or if a document is recorded that matches your personal criteria.

As, your Register of Deeds, I urge you to monitor the Public Real Estate records filed using your name.

SIGN UP NOW!!!
It’s simple. Just enter your personal or business name and your contact information and you will be notified by the method selected as any documents are recorded in the future.

Buffalo County, Register of Deeds --- Kellie John


Register of Deeds

Kellie John
Register of Deeds
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location Buffalo County Courthouse - 1512 Central Ave

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

The duties include the preservation and recording of the land records. Every document must be proofed, indexed, and all transactions meeting the statutory requirements. This office routinely deals with complex legal descriptions and requires accuracy and detail. Legal documents, such as, but not limited to Deeds, Mortgages, Deed of Trusts, Easements, Subdivision Plats, and any and all documents that affect a specific tract of land in the county. In addition to the Public, this office is utilized by Real Estate Companies, Title and Abstract Companies, Appraisers, Attorneys, and Genealogist.

The Register of Deeds records are available on the Free Public Access computers. All copies and Buffalo County plat books are available to purchase in the office.

For information on Laredo and Tapestry, click on Deeds Records Online, to the left.
Laredo - If you are looking for online access and want a subscription.
Tapestry - You need a copy immediately or are a frequent user, pay with credit card. Get started with Tapestry.

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