Vital Records Partner Information
Regarding Death Registrations

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Deaths were required to be filed with the State of Nebraska beginning in 1904.  This page has been established to provide Physicians, Funeral Directors, County Attorneys and County Coroners responsible for registering death certificates access to the resources and information necessary to continue registering vital records in an accurate and timely manner. Please SUBSCRIBE to this page to receive email updates when new information is added. 

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Important information regarding hospital and facility name changes


It is essential that your computer is set to receive automated messages from
dhhs.DeathDesk@nebraska.gov.  We are getting many bounced emails from the system stating your email address is invalid.  Your computer may be recognizing this email address as SPAM or JUNK email.  If you have any questions regarding this, please talk to your IT department. 
  • If forms or paper is needed to print forms for marriage, Report of Adoptions, or death certificates, please email Jackie.fairbanks@nebraska.gov or call 402.471.0919.  Please specify the type of form or paper you are needing.  For example, marriage form or marriage blue lined paper, death certificate form or death certificate blue lined paper, etc.
    Thank you!

Video Presentations for Completing the Cause of Death

PDF How to know if a certifier is using EDRS

PDF Nebraska Deaths by Record Type 

  • Funeral Homes: Just a reminder that the office copies of death certificates are NOT to be shared with anyone outside of your office. They are for funeral home use only. Thank you!

  • Certifier Office Tips for submitting Attestations

    (1) Please send INDIVIDUAL faxes. If you have more than one form to submit, please transmit them  one at a time.
    (2) Be certain to fax forms to the toll free number provided: 1.855.840.9030.
    (3) Do NOT send a cover sheet or any other additional documents.
    (4) When signing forms, BLACK INK is preferred.

  • EDRS Phase II Instructions

    PDF Fax Attestation Quick Start Guide
    PDF Funeral Home Instructions for EDRS Phase II
    PDF Funeral Home Phase II New Edits


  • Did you know you can print a Transit Permit by selecting “Removal From State” on the method of disposition field under the Disposition tab.   Once those fields are marked and the record is saved the Transit Permit will be available under the Request Tab.


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Contact Vital Records Help Desk

Phone: 402.471.8275
Email: DHHS.VitalRecords@nebraska.gov


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