Public Health Data Inventory

Death Records


Database of death records in Nebraska.

Type of Data

The data are population-based for ongoing surveillance.

Data Collection Method and Availability

Records are collected from funeral directors, physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, county attorneys or their designated representatives, and coroners. Death certificates have been filed since 1904. Electronic registration began in 2006. Outstate resident deaths are received electronically through State and Territorial Exchange of Vital Events (STEVE) or via paper and entered into the system.

Related Links and Reports

Nebraska Vital Statistics Page

Nebraska Death Certificates Page

Data Contact

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
Division of Public Health
Office of Vital Records
Gold’s Building, 1033 O Street, Suite 130
Lincoln, NE 68508
Phone: (402) 471-2873

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