Nebraska Court Records
Accessing Nebraska Court Records
Are you absolutely certain about the background of the person who is working at your child's daycare center? Can you really be sure unless you have checked personally? Your next door neighbor certainly looks like a thug, but is he really a thug, or are the looks just deceptive? Checking the court records can give you all the answers. You can check to confirm whether a person has a criminal background or not by taking a look at the police and even the military records, you can do some checking about a business to find out whether the company has been sued or not. Accessing the court records can help you in many ways.
How to Access Nebraska Court Records
There are numerous ways to access the court records. If you are interested in gathering information about a specific case that was tried in a district court and if you know the name of the defendant, then you should check with the general index for the district court first where the case was heard. The index will then point you to the appropriate court materials that hold information about the case. It is extremely important for you to write down the case number, the volume and page numbers for any dockets the index mentions.
The County, Municipal, and Justice courts generally do not have any other records other than a volume passed on as the docket number, and case file that contains the original records of the case. The docket comprises of the functions of the district court and the District court paper. There is usually an index at the volume's beginning.
Sometimes the County and Municipal courts have different cumulative indexes for the separate cases, and there is the court calendar too. The archives do not usually gather case files from these lower courts.
To offer statewide court records online, the Nebraska judicial system has developed an online system - this is known as the JUSTICE or the Nebraska Trial Courts Case System. This is a government portal, and the system offers open admittance to Nebraska court records for cases that have been tried in any Nebraska court, other than the District court of Douglas County. It allows those who want to use it just once to make a nominal payment per search, and access a certain court record. You can also subscribe monthly if you must carry out detailed research on the court records. There is extra payment for this service.
Generally, records are updated to the online database every nigh. So, information about a case might be accessible within 24 hours.
You will have 3 days or viewing the results of the search.
Please visit for the court records from the District court of Douglas county,
Clerk of Douglas County District Court
Omaha, NE 68183
If you just need one-time information, it would be best to contact the Clerk's office and make a formal application for the Nebraska court record.
You can contact the following office for the record you seek,
Administrative Office of the Courts
1445 K Street
1213 State Capitol
P. O. Box 98910
Lincoln, NE 68509
Nebraska Court Records
Nebraska Court Records and Dockets
About Online Access to Nebraska Court Records
As in most U.S. states, Nebraska court records are deemed public information unless specifically kept confidential and private by a judge. Any individual may place a request for court records directly with the Clerk of Court in the court where the record is kept. However, the Nebraska judicial system has created two ways to access statewide court records online. One is through a subscription with the Nebraska Trial Courts Case System (JUSTICE), which gives subscribers unlimited access to court information for every court in Nebraska (except Douglas County District Court). The other is through a one-time search system, which charges a single search fee for a particular case record.
How Much Does Online Access Cost?
Those who conduct multiple searches for Nebraska court records may want to subscribe to JUSTICE for a $50 annual fee. This gives unlimited access to the online system for up to 10 users. If you will not need to regularly search the court records, a single search fee of $15 is charged for a one-time search on JUSTICE.
Information Provided Through JUSTICE
The online database of Nebraska court records contains information about case details, party listings, court cost information, payments to and by the court, and a registrar of actions to a case. Records are updated to the online database nightly, and thus, information about a case may be obtained within 24 hours of the actual record.
How to Search for Nebraska Court Records
Through the online JUSTICE system, users may search for court records by the name of a party involved in a case, the county the case was filed, general type of case, case judge, or the year the case was heard.