Searching for Nebraska public records can be a pain in the neck because there are 93 counties in this state. Gladly, you can now view these public records in quick search websites. These online sites let you see the record without imposing fees. However, you need to pay a small amount to have a copy of the public record.
A good place to start in looking for public records is the Public Record Center. This website contains public records arranged by county so that it is easier to find what you are looking for. You can find information on divorce, marriage licenses, lawsuits, property, taxes, real estate, election status, most wanted fugitives and criminal records. If you don't know the county where the record is placed, you can use the quick search tool on the top of the page and key in the first and last name. On the left most portion of the page you can see public records categorized by city and town.
At AllFreeRecords.com, you can find vital records on marriages, births, deaths, obituaries and divorces. What makes this website excellent is that it gives you brief but concise information about the laws of Nebraska concerning disclosure of public records.
For a filtered search for criminal records, you may visit Criminal Records. They contain criminal records of different types and nature, be it felonies, sex offenders, misdemeanors and many more.
If you feel like you want to see the public record and have a copy in it by person, you can visit the following places:
To obtain Nebraska public records from the Bureau of Vital Statistics, you can send a letter of request to:
Bureau of Vital Statistics
Department of Health and Human Services
301 Centennial Mall South
P.O. Box 95065
Your request must include a photocopy of your identification. There is also a payment of $7 to $8 per copy of the public record. To verify the current fees and inquire for other information, you may call their telephone number: (402) 471-2871. The public records available in their office are dated from late 1904 onwards.
In searching for a public record in Nebraska, you must be aware of the Nebraska Public Record Statues (Statute 84-712 through 84-712.9). These laws guarantee access to public records as long as they are not under some kind of protection. Some kinds of records which cannot be accessed include medical records of patients except their birth or death date, personal information of students and law enforcement investigations.
To lookup Nebraska public records information, contact:Nebraska Office of the Attorney General
As of the year 2000, it has become a great deal easier and more possible to perform a successful Nebraska public records search. This is because the Statutes changed to specifically allow people to receive copies of these documents and other pieces of information. Today, you need only contact the Attorney General's office with the data or document you require and you can progress from there.
Nebraska public records, according to Neb. Rev. Stat. 84-712.01, "are all records and documents, regardless of physical form, of or belonging to the state and its various political subdivisions, departments, boards, and commissions". Prior to 2000, individuals and agencies were not expressly afforded the right to obtain copies of public records in Nebraska, a situation that was rectified that year. The law authorizes private citizens to copy public records using their own copying or photocopying equipment and to receive copies from public agencies except where federal copyright laws come in to play.
Fees for copies of any public record in Nebraska cannot exceed the actual cost of copying the document itself according to the statute. Any public official caught in violation of the statutes may be subject to a Class III misdemeanor, punishable by fine of up to $500.00 or three months jail time, though no minimum penalty is defined.