Nebraska Public Records

About Nebraska Open Public Record

Nebraska Public Records Law is a series of laws designed to guarantee that the public has access to records of all government levels. State statutes 84-712 through 84-712.9 define the law, including exemptions which include: personal information of students, medical records, law enforcement investigations, appraisal information on public purchase of land, personal information of a state employee, account information at public utilities and attorney records in litigation. There are 93 counties and 1,182 cities and towns in Nebraska. It was the 37th state admitted to the Union in 1867. Nebraska has about 1.8 millions residents and is the 38th largest in the United States by population. It's largest city, Omaha, has over 400,000 residents. Major industries in Nebraska include financial, agriculture, insurance and manufacturing. Nebraska is the sole state in the United States with a unicameral legislature. It is the only state legislature that is nonpartisan. Search official government websites for Nebraska public records. Access to these sites is presented in an organized, easy to find format. Vital records such as birth and death records may be requested online. Criminal history reports and records are available to the public as well as judicial court case records. General government, resource, public service, and community information is offered on an individual city or county basis. Discover data regarding housing, real estate, and Nebraska property and land valuation information. Find out about employment income in the state and residents education and background history information. Census figures are available as well current demographic information for Nebraska. View crime reports and statistics for the state. Learn about the ethnic background and gender of those who hold privately owned firms in Nebraska. Read current news reports and stories of local interest. Facts and information are updated on an ongoing basis to maintain timely data.
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Nebraska Free Public Records Directory


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Ask Questions, About Nebraska

  • Where do I find in Nebraska, information on a house fire on March 24, 1979?
    Try the fire department local to that address. Fire incident record requests are made to county/city fire department for specific addresses. The fire department's site may even have the form available on their site. Having the exact date is helpful since it will probably be required to provide the exact date in order to submit a valid request. The Nebraska fire marshall's website has the Request for Fire Report form available for download and tells you where to submit the request. These requests are for "fire or incident investigation report" according to the fire marshall's website. Below is what's required as stated on their forms to make the request. Fire Information Date of Fire (mm/dd/yyyy): Owner of property that burned: Occupant of property that burned: Location of Fire (Street address): City where fire occurred: County where fire occurred: (Staff)
  • Where can I find in Nebraska, how I can get a copy of my divorce decree, sometime between 1976 to 1979?
    The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services issues divorce records occurring from 1909 to today. Their website provides the forms online, but, seems that you can only mail it in. There's an attachment that mentions the proper purposes needed to request the divorce record which should be looked over before making the request. (Staff)
  • Where can I find in Nebraska, if there is a lien against my mom's estate?
    County registrar of deeds records liens according to the state's own website. You can go to one of Nebraska's county government websites to view the information about liens from deed or assessor's offices, in the case of Adams county, it's free and you can do it online. This may not cover all of liens, but it's a place to view some of them. (Staff)
  • Where can I find in Nebraska, how to obtain a copy of my bankruptcy?
    You can do a free initial search above under Nebraska Free Court Records Search. It will not show all records as it is limited in its time span and coverage, but worth checking. you can search by name or case number, probably best to try both. (Staff)
  • Where can I easily find in Nebraska, an offender's arrest report?
    There are ninety three counties in Nebraska, each with their own individual law enforcement department. These individual departments make the majority of arrests throughout the state. Whether police or sheriffs departments, will generally have a site and link to their records division. The records division's webpage reveals the qualifications to obtain a police report from them. Therefore, it's important to point out where the arrest occurred. Also, requestor's involvement or relation to the case can be a factor, such as the attorney, the arrested individual and so forth. If there arrest was recent, inmate lists can show which arrestees are held at a particular facility. (Staff)
  • Where can I find in Nebraska, if an inmate was released early?
    Upon arrest and prosecution, once convicted, the offender is then sentenced to serve their term in a correctional facility determined by the department of corrections. Once in the system, the inmate is entered in a open and free public database provided by the Department of Correctional Services. It would be better to search online with a few simple keywords which include Nebraska inmate search as their urls then to change from time to time. You can conduct the search with only a last name. You will see arrest information, description, offense, sentence and few other available details. Under the Sentence Information portion of the report, there's a release information section which shows release date and the reason for the release. (Staff)

Nebraska Latest Crime Records (Updated 01/21/2021)

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Nebraska American Community Survey (ACS) Census Bureau (Updated 01/21/2021)

  • About Nebraska ACS Demographic and Housing Estimates
    Nebraska's demographic and housing ACS survey of 1,855,617 being 0.59 percent of U.S. residents is comprised of 49.7% males and 50.3% of females. American Community Survey separates various ethnicities depending on the area's population of persons from less than 5 years of age to 85 years old and over. ACS is an ongoing survey with five year estimates down to the block group scale providing a summary spanning five years, from 2010 to 2014 and released in 2014. View the percentage of the population by race, including various groups of Native Americans, Asians, American Indian, Alaska Native, and two or more races.
  • About Nebraska Selected Social Characteristics
    The Nebraska social characteristics data of 731,347 households, which make up 0.63 percent of all U.S. households, are surveyed by ACS . View the number and percentages of married and divorced residents 15 years and older, including 475,740 families with and without children. There are 511,619 persons enrolled in school which are 3 years of age and over are separated by education level from nursery school to graduate and professional degrees. The state's resident social characteristics collected data include estimated percentages and totals of persons which are foreign born, Island areas, born abroad to American parent(s), citizenship status and ancestry.
  • About Nebraska Selected Economic Characteristics
    The Nebraska American Community Survey economic characteristics displays current and past employment of 1,442,692 persons which are 16 years of age and older comprising of 0.58 percent of the United States labor force. Employment numbers of 1,012,293 civilians in various occupations from construction to information technology collected by industry. Overview of income and benefits in 2014, received from private entities and public public assistance. Population of the labor force with private or public health coverage for both employed and unemployed residents. Data regarding the percentage of families with income below poverty level are collected by age groups ranging from persons under the age of 18 to 65 years and over.
  • About Nebraska Selected Housing Characteristics
    Nebraska housing characteristics are collected from 805,256 dwellings making up 0.61 percent of all U.S. housing, includes a survey of either inhabited 731,347 or uninhabited 73,909 domiciles. Data coverage of various rentals or owned structures containing 1 room to 9 rooms. Find out which mode of transportation 731,347 commuters in the state used to get to work. Look up the type of energy utilized by individual occupied residences. An overview of median monthly homeowner costs with or without mortgage. Percentage of rent versus income per household and homeowner costs as percentage of household income. Information collected begins with residence from 1969 or earlier.