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Nebraska Death Records

Nebraska death records can be ordered from the state Department of Health & Human Services. They are not considered public records and access to this information is limited to certain individuals only. You can also place an order for death records in NE by visiting a website which offers them for a fee.

Who Can Order Nebraska Death Records

In NE, death records can only be ordered by the deceased’s spouse, parent, or child. Records which are over 50 years old may be released to anyone who requests them for genealogical purposes.

Information Required to Order NE Death Records

For a request for a death record to be processed, the following information must be provided:

  • Name of Funeral Director
  • Reason for Request
  • Father’s Full Name
  • City or County of Birth
  • Mother’s Full Maiden Name
  • Date of Birth (Month, Day, Year)
  • Your Relationship to the Deceased
  • Deceased’s Full Name at Birth

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You will also need to state your relationship to the deceased and why you want to order a copy of the death record.

ID Required to Order Nebraska Death Records

All orders for NE death records must be accompanied by valid photo ID. A driver’s license, passport, or state-issued ID may be used for this purpose.

Fee for Ordering Nebraska Death Records

The fee to order a Certified Nebraska death record is $11.00. Additional copies of the same record cost $11.00 each. Certified copies of death records are used to claim the proceeds of an insurance policy, to obtain death benefits, or to notify Social Security about the death.

Order NE Death Records in Person

You can visit the Department of Health & Human Services to order a death record in person by going to:

Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services
Office of Vital Records
1033 “O” Street, Suite 130
Lincoln, NE 68508-2126

Order Nebraska Death Records by Mail

The state accepts mail orders for death records. You would send you request to:

Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services
Office of Vital Records
P.O Box 95065
Lincoln, NE 68509-5065
Telephone: (402) 471-2871

A copy of your photo ID and a check or money order payable to, “Vital Records Office” should be included with your request. A stamped, self-addressed envelope should be included with the order.

Order Nebraska Death Records by Phone

Nebraska death records can be ordered by phone and paid for with a credit card. The state does not accept phone orders directly, but has arranged for an independent payment processing company to handle them. Once payment has been made with a major credit card (American Express, Discover, MasterCard, or Visa), the information is forwarded to the Office of Vital Records for processing.

If you don’t want to wait to have your order for a Nebraska death record processed by the Office of Vital Statistics, you still have the option of visiting a website which is linked to an online database which will allow you to search for the record you need.