Vital Records
Service Options & Choices

Service Options/Choices Required Fees

Approximate In-Office
Processing Time

Walk-in at Vital Records office
Receive a certified copy of an identified record when meeting proper purpose.
$12.00 for each birth certificate

$11.00 for each death, marriage or divorce certificate 

30 minutes
View at Vital Records office
Identify and view a record in the office, with the ability to take notes (the copy must remain in office).
$12.00 for each birth certificate

$11.00 for each death, marriage or divorce certificate

30 minutes
Regular mail
Vital Records
P.O. Box 95065
Lincoln, NE 68509-5065
$12.00 for each birth certificate

$11.00 for each death, marriage or divorce certificate

10 to 15 working days
Internet Applications

Birth Certificates Only charged to Visa or MasterCard.

Required ID MUST be faxed to
(402) 742-2385

 

$12.00 for each birth certificate

Genealogy applications WILL NOT BE accepted through Internet requests.

 

 

7 to 10 working days 

If the birth certificate is needed in less than 7 to 10 working days, please consider using Expedited Service or our VitalChek emergency service.

Regional office applications at
Norfolk, North Platte, Scottsbluff
$12.00 for each birth certificate 2 to 3 working days
Expedited service:                 
Mail your application using the USPS Services, (i.e. Priority, Express, etc.) 

           or

Express Services
(i.e. FedEx, UPS, DHL, etc.)

           to

Vital Records
1033 "O" Street, Suite 130.
Lincoln, NE 68508-3621

$12.00 for each birth certificate

$11.00 for each death, marriage or divorce certificate

 

 

Certificates will be returned in  your prepaid envelope.

If no pre-paid envelope provided, it will be sent out regular mail.


1 to 2 working days

 

 

 

    

* VitalChek Emergency Service 

Required ID must be faxed to 402-471-8238  by 3:00 PM, Central Time of the day ordered.

$35.00 for a birth certificate
$34.00 for a death, marriage or divorce certificate

The fee for this service is non-refundable.

Sent out UPS same day

* VitalChek Emergency Service: This service may be accessed by calling the Vital Records office at (402) 471-6440, from 9:00 AM through 3:00 PM, Central Time, Monday through Friday, except holidays. Applications must be charged to a major credit card and sent to an address where someone will be available to sign for the package. The fee for this service is non-refundable. Requires UPS Next Business Day Delivery. These prices are for service in the Continental US.  Delivery to other areas or Saturday delivery may include an increase in fees.  Please call for more information.

Viewing a record

You may apply to view a record of an event that occurred in Nebraska (if the record is not closed by state statute) by:

  • Visiting the Vital Records Office, 1st floor of the Gold's Galleria Building, 1033 "O" Street,
    Suite 130 (11th & N Streets) in Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Showing a current government-issued photo id (such as a driver’s license)
  • Meeting the PDFproper purpose regulations
  • Paying the non-refundable search fee(s) for the record(s) requested
  • Correctly identifying the record(s)

Other services


Contact:
E-mail:    DHHS.VitalRecords@nebraska.gov
Phone:     (402) 471-2871

Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services
Division of Public Health
Vital Records
P.O. Box 95065
Lincoln, NE 68509-5065

Vital Records Homepage


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