(Only for divorces occurring in Nebraska since 1909)
A legal copy of a divorce certificate cannot be issued without proper purpose. You may get a divorce certificate for yourself or your parents.
Be sure that you meet the above proper purpose before applying for a copy a divorce certificate (an application by one of the persons or children of the persons listed on the divorce certificate). The fee for the search will be kept if no record is found or the right person has not asked for the record. You will be notified in writing if no record is found or the proper purpose has not been met.
To get a divorce certificate by mail, send an $16.00 check or money order made out to Vital Records (no credit cards) and send the following information:
- Name of husband.
- Name of wife.
- City or county where divorce was granted.
- Month/day/year granted.
- Why record is needed?
- If not your record, how are you related?
- A photocopy of the current government-issued photo id of the person making the application, i.e. current driver's license
Divorce Certificate Application
Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services
Division of Public Health
P.O. Box 95065
Lincoln, NE 68509-5065
Phone: (402) 471-2871
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