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Public Health Data Inventory

Divorce Records

Background

Database of divorce records in Nebraska

Type of Data

The data are population-based for ongoing surveillance.

Data Collection Method and Availability

Clerks of the District Court are responsible for collection and entering information into the State’s Justice System. Dissolution of Marriage and Annulment files are received from the State Justice System and imported into the electronic registration system for further processing. Certificates of Dissolution have been filed since 1909. The Office of Vital Records files records received from the State Justice System. Information derived from these records is also used for statistical reporting.

Related Links and Reports

Nebraska Vital Statistics Page

Divorce 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