Scotts Bluff County Nebraska

Official Website of Scotts Bluff County in Western Nebraska. Your source for Information about Scotts Bluff County Offices, Departments and Services. Cities and villages include Gering, Henry, Lyman, McGrew, Melbeta, Minatare, Mitchell, Morrill, Scottsbluff and Terrytown


Due to concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic, Scotts Bluff County announces that the Administration Building is restricting access to the public. No walk-in services will be provided. The limited functions of County Government which cannot be accomplished via mail, online or by phone, such as marriage licenses will be conducted with advance appointment only.

Scotts Bluff County reminds citizens to use the online services available at the Scotts Bluff County website.

Two drop boxes have been installed for public use between the Courthouse and Administration Buildings. The public is encouraged to utilize these boxes for documents or payments required by the respective County offices. Be SURE to place your documents inside a sealed envelope labeled for a specific office.

The Courthouse remains open, with restrictions as previously identified. Should you need assistance, please call the respective offices.

All jury trials at this time have been postponed pending further guidelines from Panhandle Public Health District. Jury Summons have been sent for the May – July, 2020 term, prospective jurors should respond to the qualification form and call the Jury Line (308) 633-1835 to verify when, if any, jury trial may be scheduled during that term.

For further resources, please visit the Scotts Bluff County website at

Administration Building phone numbers are as follows:

Auto Registration: 308-436-6616
Assessor: 308-436-6627
Clerk: 308-436-6600
Driver’s License – State of Nebraska: 308-436-6597
Election Office: 308-436-6653
General Assistance AND Health Department: 308-436-6636
Human Resources: 308-436-6718
Juvenile Probation: 308-436-6655
Register of Deeds: 308-436-6607
Sheriff: 308-436-6667
Treasurer: 308-436-6617
Tri-City Roadrunner: 308-436-6687
Veterans Service: 308-436-6643
W.I.N.G: 308-436-4544

Building & Zoning, GIS Mapping, Roads Department and Weed Control Offices located at 785 Rundell Road can be contacted at 308-436-6700.

Courthouse phone numbers are as follows:

County Court: 308-436-6648
District Court: 308-436-6641
County Attorney: 308-436-6674
Public Defender: 308-436-6678

Impound Vehicle Sale scheduled by the Sheriff's Office for tomorrow, April 9 at 10:00 AM, has been canceled and will be rescheduled at a later date.

Current Events and Dates

  • April 6, Monday - Commissioners Meeting - Commissioners Room 4:30 p.m.
  • April 20, Monday - Commissioners Meeting - Commissioners Room 4:30 p.m.
  • April 24, Friday - Offices will be Closed for Arbor Day
  • The Bridge Project, for Scotts Bluff County, on Sunflower Oil Road will begin on December 4th, 2019.  The traffic detours are to be:  Nebraska State Highway 26, and Highway 71, and Scotts Bluff County Cook Oil Road, and Experiment Farm Road.  The roadway will be marked in advance at Nebraska State Highway 26 and the roadway will be completely closed 1.75 miles north of Nebraska State Highway 26.  Project completion date is to be no later than April 15th, 2020.



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

Scotts Bluff County Administration Building

Scotts Bluff County - Map
Court House
1725 10th Street
Gering, NE 69341

Scotts Bluff County Administration Building

General Office Hours

Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Most Departments Open through the Lunch Hour
Closed Weekends and Holidays:

  • New Year's Day - January 1st
  • Martin Luther King Day - 3rd Monday in January
  • Presidents Day - 3rd Monday in February
  • Arbor Day - Last Friday in April
  • Memorial Day - Last Monday in May
  • Independence Day - July 4th
  • Labor Day - 1st Monday in September
  • Columbus Day - 2nd Monday in October
  • Veteran's Day - November 11th
  • Thanksgiving Day - 4th Thur. & Fri. in November
  • Christmas Day - December 25th