Office Hours

8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday






Mailing Address

PO Box 159
Pender, NE 68047


106 5th St
Pender, NE 68047


Marriage License Information

Birth Certificate Information

Property Valuation Protests

Election Links

Voter Registration Application

Election Information

Local Election Results

Register of Deeds Links

Form 521
Real Estate Transfer Statement

521MH Manufactured Housing Transfer Statement

gWorks Map

Patty Bessmer

Register of Deeds
Election Commissioner

Shelly Copple

Deputy County Clerk

Steven Schneider

Administrative Assistant

The County Clerk is secretary to the County Board of Supervisors.  The county clerk is the bookkeeper of the county and must countersign all vendor and payroll checks approved by the board which have been signed by the chairman. Since 1987 marriage licenses have been issued by the county clerk’s office.  Several special duties are required by law.

The Register of Deeds office contains the history record of all real estate transactions. If a register of deeds is not elected pursuant to section 32-518, the county clerk shall act as ex officio register of deeds.

The county clerk is also in charge of elections. The county clerk shall have the powers and perform the duties assigned to the election commissioner except in those counties which have an election commissioner as provided by section 32-207 or 32-211.