In Nebraska, the Department of Health and Human Services is responsible for managing vital records, including birth certificates. Here are the requirements and procedures for ordering a birth certificate and other vital records in Nebraska:
Only the person named on the birth certificate, their parent or legal guardian, or a legal representative with a court order may order a certified copy of a birth certificate.
The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services offers two types of birth certificates: a certified copy and an heirloom copy. A certified copy is a legal document that can be used for official purposes, while an heirloom copy is a decorative document that cannot be used for legal purposes.
You can order a certified copy of a birth certificate online through the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services website. You will need to provide your name, address, phone number, email address, and relationship to the person named on the birth certificate. You will also need to provide your credit card information to pay the $17 fee.
You can also order a certified copy of a birth certificate by mail. You will need to complete a birth certificate application form and provide a copy of your government-issued photo ID. You will also need to include a check or money order for the $17 fee. Mail your application and payment to:
P.O. Box 95065
Lincoln, NE 68509-5065
It takes approximately 2-3 business days to process a birth certificate order. If you order by mail, it may take longer to receive your certificate.
In-person ordering is not currently available due to COVID-19 restrictions.
You can also order certified copies of death certificates and marriage certificates through the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.