Nebraska death records are typically issued in the form of death certificates after someone passes away. This certificate lists important information regarding a person’s death such as date of death, time of death and where the person died. Other personal information of the deceased are included such as name, date of birth and the county in which they lived at the time of their passing.
Unlike many other government documents, death records are not a matter of public record for anyone to see. In order to obtain death records, you must be able to prove your relationship to the person who died. Those who are not related to the deceased, must provide documents from the agency or company requesting death records before one will be issued.
Death records have several different purposes. Family members typically need these documents in order to make funeral arrangements, bury or cremate their loved one or to ship their body to another location for burial. Death records are also needed to settle financial affairs such as insurance policies. In cases where foul play is suspected, the authorities may request death records for investigative purposes. Before a death record can be issued, the government requires the signature of the county coroner or medical examiner stating the manner of death.
If your loved one lived in Nebraska, you may request a copy of their death certificate by visiting the website of the Nebraska Department Of Vital Statistics in order to obtain a death certificate for your loved one, you must provide the proper documents at the time of your request. These documents include a copy of your valid driver’s license or state identification and proof of eligibility. You may prove your relationship to the deceased with documents such as a marriage license, birth certificate or insurance policy. You must also include the county in which they died and the date of death. A written explanation of why you need a copy of the death certificate is also required before one is issued. At the time of application, you must include a check or money order in the amount listed on the website. The department does not take credit or debit card payments for this service. You may download and print a copy of the application on their website. There is also a phone number and mailing address where the application must be sent before one is issued.
The process to obtain a copy of your loved ones death record is fairly simple on the website. Be sure to include all of the requested documents in order to swiftly process the application, so it is received in a timely fashion.