Nebraska Revised Statute 25-2209

Chapter 25 Section 2209


Clerk of district court; required records enumerated; compilation and filing; methods authorized.

The clerk of the district court shall keep records to be called the appearance docket, the trial docket, the journal, the complete record, the execution docket, the fee book, the general index, and the judgment record. Such records may be compiled, filed, and maintained on a computer system. Effective not later than October 1, 1992, provision for dockets and records of the district courts shall be established by rule of the Supreme Court. The journal may be compiled and filed on microfilm. The recording of all instruments by the roll form of microfilm may be substituted for the method of recording instruments in books. If this method of recording instruments on microfilm is used, a security copy on silver negative microfilm in roll form must be maintained and filed off premises under safe conditions to insure the protection of the records. The internal reference copies or work copies of the instruments recorded on microfilm may be in any photographic form to provide the necessary information as may be determined by the official in charge, and shall meet the microfilm standards as prescribed by the State Records Administrator.


  • R.S.1867, Code § 321, p. 448;
  • G.S.1873, c. 57, § 321, p. 579;
  • R.S.1913, § 8557;
  • C.S.1922, § 9508;
  • C.S.1929, § 20-2209;
  • R.S.1943, § 25-2209;
  • Laws 1971, LB 128, § 1;
  • Laws 1992, LB 1059, § 13;
  • Laws 2011, LB17, § 4.


  • Appearance docket is required to be kept by clerk of district court. Solomon v. A. W. Farney, Inc., 136 Neb. 338, 286 N.W. 254 (1939).

  • Failure of court in decree of confirmation to direct clerk to make entry on journal that court is satisfied of legality of such sale is not prejudicial where clerk had, in fact, made such entry. Erwin v. Brunke, 133 Neb. 745, 277 N.W. 48 (1938).

  • Satisfaction of judgment entered on appearance docket is not such as contemplated by law. Knaak v. Brown, 115 Neb. 260, 212 N.W. 431 (1927).

  • Court may order that paid judgment be canceled of record. Manker v. Sine, 47 Neb. 736, 66 N.W. 840 (1896).