Nebraska Birth Records


Nebraska has been maintaining birth records since 1904 when the state passed a law making it mandatory to record vital events such as births, although some counties started keeping records even earlier.

Nebraska is a closed record state, which means that certified copies can only be requested by the person named on the certificate, as well as their immediate family members (including spouse) and lawyers representing them. Birth records become public once they are 50 years old, which is for births in 1972 and before.

Nebraska Vital Records Office

The office that handles birth records from 1904-2022 for the entire state of Nebraska is The Department of Public Health, where they provide birth records, marriage records, divorce records, and death records.

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