Register of Deeds
The Register of Deeds office is responsible for the maintaining and securing of
the land records of the county. It is a separate office in counties that have
more than 20,000 in population. 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, such as deeds, mortgages, assignments, releases, construction liens,
tax liens (federal and state), UCC filings, plats, and other instruments and
writings presented for recording.
Documents are entered into the numerical tract indexes and entered
into the computer system, which automatically generates the alphabetical
grantor/grantee indexes. All recorded documents are also microfilmed and
scanned. A book and page number was assigned to all documents prior to January 1, 2013.
After January 1, 2013 an instrument number is assigned to all documents.
All documents recorded in the Register of Deeds office are public record.
Therefore, copies of any recorded documents are available to view or
purchase. Primary users of this office include realtors, title and
abstract companies, banks, law firms, appraisers and genealogists.
Washington County currently has certain records available on-line. You can obtain data
by searching grantor/grantee or by legal description and print copies free of charge.
We currently have data to view from January 1, 2002 to present and documents available for
viewing or printing from January 1, 2004 to present.
The website address is www.nebraskadeedsonline.us
P.O. Box 446
Blair, NE 68008
First floor, Courthouse Building
1555 Colfax Street, Blair, NE
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