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 first entered into the numerical tract indexes and then 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 would be assigned to all documents recorded prior to January 1, 2000. An instrument number is assigned to each document recorded after January 1, 2000.

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.

Online Access

The Register of Deeds office is pleased to announce an addition to our web page. We now have our land indexes available online. These records "officially" date back to January 1, 2000. We are in the process of adding records from prior years, and the web site will be updated as new records are added.

Contact Information


Administration Building - 1st Floor
1825 10th Street
Gering, NE 69341

Office Hours

Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Open through the lunch hour
Closed Weekends and Holidays


308 436-6607 - Main Number

Jean A. Bauer - Register of Deeds

Scotts Bluff County
Administration Building
1825 10th Street
Gering, NE 69341

308 436-6600