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  • Corrections Officer Opening

    The Sheriff's Office is accepting applications for a full-time Corrections Officer.
    Click here for more information or to apply
  • Part-Time Cook Opening
    Consolidated Management Company is accepting applications for part-time cook in the jail.

    Click here for more information or to apply
  • Weed Control Announcement

    Buffalo County Weed Control will no longer be spraying bareground effective immediately. Please read this letter and resolution for more information.
  • Notice of Adoption (Adult Entertainment)
    Notice is hereby given of the adoption of an ordnance regarding adult entertainment.

    Click here for more information.
  • Sheriff Sale - April 24
    Notice is hereby given of a sale on April 24, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. of the following personal property:
    2007 Harley-Davidson FLTR Road/ Street Motorcycle (VIN# 1HD1FS4147Y669531)

    Click here for more information
  • Jail Nurse Opening

    The Sheriff's Office is accepting applications for a Full-Time Jail Registered Nurse.
    Click here for more information or to apply
  • Notice to Bidders (2014 or 2015, 1/2 or 3/4 ton Pickups)
    Separate, sealed bids will be received at the regular meeting of the Buffalo County Board of Supervisors, Buffalo County Courthouse, until 10:00 A.M. on Tuesday, May 13, 2014.

    Click here for more information
    
Offices for Survey/
County Organizational Chart



State of Nebraska offices: County Court, Extension, Probation, Reporting Center

*The Emergency Manager is hired by the Board of Supervisors and managed by the Sheriff

Elected officials are chosen by Buffalo County citizens through elections. Appointed officials are selected by the Buffalo County Board of Supervisors.

The following Nebraska statutes list qualifications, when required, general duties, and other information for some County elected officials:
The following Nebraska statutes list qualifications, when required, general duties, and other information for some County appointed officials:
  • Coroner - 23-1210
  • County Comptroller - 23-1401 (counties with cities of the metropolitan class) - County Clerk is ex officio county comptroller
  • County School Administrator - 23-330223-3312 (Clerk maintains records)
  • Election Commissioner - 32-211
  • Highway Superintendent - 39-2502
  • Jailer - 23-1703 (Sheriff unless county board of corrections)
  • Weed Control Superintendents - 2-954
  • Zoning Administrator - 23-114.04

Services

 Assessor
 Valuation protest information
 Homestead exemptions
 Mobile home ownership transfer
 Charitable, religious, and educational tax exemptions
 
 Attorney
 Prosecute cases
 Collect bad checks
 Child Support
 Inheritance tax review
 
 Board of Supervisors
 Board of Supervisors minutes
 Board of Supervisors agendas
 Board of Supervisors notices
 Property tax protests
 
 Clerk
 Marriage license information
 Military discharge information
 Proof of publications
 Corporations
 Partnerships
 County budget
 County vendor claims
 County payroll information
 School census records
 Minutes of the Board of Supervisors meetings
 Waste hauler permits
 Tobacco licenses outside city limits
 
 District Court
 Issue writs and orders
 Collect and dispense fees for Child Support
 Keep records, books and papers pertaining to court
 Record proceedings of court
 Issue passports
 
 Election
 Voter information
 Voter registration
 Absentee voting
 Absentee ballot
 Polling places
 Election calendar
 Election results
 Poll worker information
 
 Floodplain
 Issue floodplain permits for residences or structures 
 
 Highway
 County road information
 County bridge information
 
 Public Defender
 Court appoints to defend someone who can not hire their own attorney
 
 Register of Deeds
 Mortgages
 Deeds of trust
 Plats
 Old land records

 Sheriff
 Enforce laws
 Preserve the peace
 Provide a safe environment
 Answer 911 calls and dispatch appropriate authority
 
 Surveyor
 Establish boundaries
 Locate lots, plots, parcels, tracts, or division of land
 Division may include distance, direction, elevation and acreage
 Furnish legal descriptions to be used in the platting or subdividing of land
 Determine the amount of acreage in land surveyed
 Establish and reestablish corners
 Topographical plat
 
 Treasurer
 Tax payment information
 Drivers license
 CDL's
 Learner's permits
 ID cards
 Motor vehicle licenses and registrations
 Boat registrations
 Specialty license plate applications
 
 Veteran Services
 Veteran's benefits
 Military discharge records
 
 Weed Control
 Plant identification
 Weed control issues
 Enforcement of state weed laws
 
 Zoning
 Approve and issue zoning permits
 Receive applications for zoning variance permits
 Receive applications for change of zoning permits
 Receive applications for special use permits
 Conduct inspections of setbacks and uses of land

P611   Map this place View on map

000-000-0000
4800 Avenue E
Kearney, NE 68847

County: Buffalo
City: Kearney
Subdivision: Imperial Village 7th Add
Block: 1
Lot: 8

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P828   Map this place View on map

000-000-0000
Linden Drive
Kearney, NE 68847

County: Buffalo
City: Kearney
Subdivision: Imperial Village 7th Add
Block: 1
Lot: 15

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T243   Map this place View on map

000-000-0000
48th St.
Kearney, NE 68847

County: Buffalo
City: Kearney
Subdivision: Imperial Village 7th Add
Block: 1
Lot: 12

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U827   Map this place View on map

000-000-0000
4828 Avenue E
Kearney, NE 68847

County: Buffalo
City: Kearney
Subdivision: Imperial Village 7th Add
Block: 1
Lot: 4

Click here to view the survey document.


State Surveyor Office

Click the link below to access the website of the Nebraska State Surveyor's Office.

http://www.sso.nebraska.gov

Political Party Information


Currently the political parties recognized under Nebraska law are as follows:
  • Democratic
  • Libertarian
  • Republican
  • Non-Partisan (not politically affiliated)
The elected offices nominated on a partisan basis are:

President, Vice President, U. S. Senators, Member of the U. S. House of Representatives, Governor, Lt. Governor, Secretary of State, State Auditor, State Treasurer, State Attorney General, County Supervisors, County Clerk, County Attorney, Register of Deeds, County Assessor, Clerk of the District Court, County Sheriff, County Treasurer and County Surveyor.

Effective: December 2, 2013

Surveyor

County surveyor powers and duties:
(1) It shall be the duty of the county surveyor to make or cause to be made all surveys within his or her county that the county surveyor may be called upon to make and record the same.
(2) The county surveyor shall prepare and file the required annual inventory statement of county personal property in his or her custody possession as provided in sections 23-346 to 23-350.

Trespass; exemption from liability. The county surveyor in the performance of his official duties, shall not be liable to prosecution for trespass.

Original corners; perpetuation. It shall be the duty of the county surveyor in surveys made by him or her to perpetuate all original corners not at the time well marked, and all corners or angles that he or she may establish or reestablish, in a permanent manner by setting monuments containing ferromagnetic material, according to the instructions of the State Surveyor.

Corners; establishment and restoration; rules governing. The boundaries of the public lands established by the duly appointed government surveyors, when approved by the Surveyor General and accepted by the government, are unchangeable, and the corners established thereon by them shall be held and considered as the true corners which they were intended to represent, and the restoration of lines and corners of said surveys and the division of sections into their legal subdivisions shall be in accordance with the laws of the United States, the circular of instructions of the United States Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, on the restoration of lost and obliterated section corners and quarter corners, and the circular of instructions to the county surveyors by the State Surveyor under authority of the Board of Educational Lands and Funds. The county surveyor is hereby authorized to restore lost and obliterated corners of original surveys and to establish the sub divisional corners of sections in accordance with the provisions of the section and section 23-1907. Any registered land surveyor registered under the provisions of sections 81-8,108 to 81-8,127 is hereby authorized to establish any corner not monumented in the original government surveys in accordance with the provisions of this section 23-1907. Subdivision shall be executed according to the plan indicated by the original field notes and plats of surveys and governed by the original and legally restored corners. The survey of the sub divisional lines of sections in violation of this section shall be absolutely void.

Surveys; records; contents; available to public. The county surveyor shall record all surveys, for permanent purposes, made by him or her, as required by sections 81-8,121 to 81-8,122.02. Such record shall set forth the names of the persons making the application for the survey, for whom the work was done, and a statement showing it to be an official county survey or resurvey. The official records, other plats, and field notes of the county surveyor's office shall be deemed and considered public records. Any agent or authority of the United States, the State Surveyor or any deputy state surveyor of Nebraska, or any surveyor registered pursuant to sections 81-8,108 to 81-8,127, shall at all times, within reasonable office or business hours, have free access to the surveys, field notes, maps, charts, records, and other papers as provided for in sections 23-1901 to 23-1913. In all counties, where no regular office is maintained in the county courthouse for the county surveyor of that county, the county clerk shall be custodian of the official record of surveys and all other permanent records pertaining to the office of county surveyor.

Land surveying. Land surveying shall mean the establishment or reestablishment of corners and the boundaries and the location of lots, parcels, tracts, or divisions of land, which may include distance, direction, elevation, and acreage, and the correct determination and description of lots, parcels, tracts, or divisions of land for, but not limited to, any of the following purposes:

  • To furnish a legal description of any tract of land to be used in the preparation of deeds of conveyance when the description is not the same as the one in the deed of conveyance to the current owner or when bearings, distances, or measurements are needed to properly describe the tract being conveyed
  • To furnish a legal description of any land surveyed to be used in the platting or subdividing of the land
  • To determine the amount of acreage contained in any land surveyed
  • To furnish a topographic plat of a lot, parcel, tract, or division of land and locating natural and artificial features in the air, on the surface or subsurface of the earth, and on the beds or surface of bodies of water for the purpose of establishing the facts of size, area, shape, topography, and orientation of improved or unimproved real property and appurtenances to the real property.

Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00am-5:00pm



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There are approximately 962 square miles in Buffalo County. Within this area there are 1500 miles of road: 101 miles are County oil or concrete roads. There are 352 bridges over 20 feet in the County. There are also 236 bridges that are 20 feet and under which are not considered bridges but are classified as culverts because of the constricted water flow.

The Highway Department has 40 full time employees and during the summer months we employ four to six more people. In addition the Highway Superintendent, there are: an assistant Highway Superintendent, two clerical, three foremen, 17 maintainer operators, five heavy equipment operators, three bridge crew laborers, one sign man, one welder, one mechanic, one mechanic assistant and four truck drivers.

We have an inventory of approximately $1,460,589.97 which includes office equipment and supplies, signs, sign posts, lumber, steel, tools, culverts, filters, oil, grease, radios and other supplies.

We also have a large inventory of machines and equipment valued at $6,272,647.63. This includes 19 maintainers, one crane, two backhoes, seven crawlers, three loaders, five scrapers, five dozers, 35 pickups and trucks and a considerable number of other pieces of equipment. The cost of fuel alone for operating this equipment in the fiscal year 2011-2012 which ended June 30, 2012 was $602,343.01. The cost of repairs was $228,027.04.

The Highway Department Budget for the present 2011-2012 fiscal year is $7,850,222.00.

We have an excellent communication system which includes 2-way radios which are used extensively. They save many miles of driving and enable people to communicate from one corner of the county to the other. They have saved many maintainer men from having to walk for help after having a flat tire, being stuck in a snowstorm or any other emergency type situation. Our foremen also have cellular phones.  We have 2-way radios in all the maintainers, office, loaders and in a majority of our other equipment.  The radios also give us communication with the Sheriff’s Department and the County Surveyor.  The telephone system gives us easier communication with the Sheriff’s Department, Surveyor, other Courthouse offices and also the City of Kearney offices by just dialing 4 digits.

Buffalo County is divided into 26 Townships. Each has its own budget and governing board. Two of the townships do the maintaining of their own roads. The rest contract with the County Highway Department for maintenance of their roads. We are, however, responsible for all roads that are mail routes and for the gravel on school bus routes. These roads are given priority over the rest of the roads as far as gravel, snow removal, maintaining, etc.

We have divided the townships into Zones 1 through 26. We bid gravel once a year. The bid period is from April 1 of one year to March 31 of the following year.

Buffalo County went to the GEO Base Addressing System and signs were installed in 1997. This system makes finding a resident faster in an emergency type situation.


Schedule of Recording Fees

Filing Fees (New as of January 1, 2013)
LB-14 (Neb.Rev.Stat.33-109)
  • 1st page of document: $10.00
  • 2nd page & all subsequent pages: $6.00 each
  • The above fees pertain to ALL documents filed within the Register of Deeds offices.
    Exceptions listed below are "no fee" documents:
    • Federal Tax Lien Termination
    • State Tax Lien Termination
    • UCC Termination
    • Relinquishment
  • Certified copies: $1.50 per page
  • UCC Financings Statements, Assignment, Amendments, Release, Partial Release: $10.00 + $0.50 for each attachment


Documentary Tax - Effective 7/1/2005 to $2.25 per thousand (LB-40)
(see the Computation Table

Copies are $0.50 per page plus $1.00 P&H to mail out
Faxes are $0.50 per page
Money is needed before copies are sent.
Buffalo County Plat & Tam Books-showing ownership - $10.00

The above list of fees are in accordance with LB463 L.S. 1983: Effective August 26, 1983; LB606 L.S. 1985 Effective July 1, 1985; LB1153, Effective January 1, 1991 LB 1022, Effective January 1, 1993; LB1099, Effective July 16, 2004

LB 254 - Provide New Requirements for Instruments recorded in the Office of Register of Deeds Effective August 27, 2011

  • Recording Space Requirements:
    • 3" X 8 1/2" on top of page 1
    • No attachment or affirmation shall be used in any way to cover any information or printed material on the instrument. (For example, nothing may be taped or attached to an instrument.)
    • Every instrument presented for recording shall have on the first page BELOW the 3 inch margin a return address and the title of the document
  • Margin Requirements: 1" on both vertical sides, and 1" on the bottom. This applies throughout the document.
  • Instrument Requirements:
    • Paper at least 8 1/2" X 11" , and no larger than 8 1/2" X 14"
    • Shall be printed, typewritten or computer generated in black ink, white paper, and a minimum 8pt font
    • Must be legible
    • Each signature on an instrument shall be in black or dark blue ink
      • Names of each party shall be typed, printed, or stamped beneath the original signature.
      • Stamps shall not cover or interfere with any part of the instrument
  • Exceptions to the rule:
    • Instruments signed before the effective date of this bill (August 27, 2011)
    • Instruments executed outside of the U.S.
    • Certified copies from governmental agencies (Death Certificates)
    • Instruments signed by an incapacitated or deceased person at the time of recording
    • Instruments formatted to meet court requirements
    • State & Federal Tax Liens
    • UCC Instruments
    • Plats, Surveys, etc.

 


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