In Nebraska, there are limited jurisdiction courts, general jurisdiction courts, and appellate courts. The appellate courts consist of the Court of Appeals, and the Nebraska Supreme Court.
Limited jurisdiction courts include County Courts, Juvenile Courts, and the Worker’s Compensation Court. County Courts handle misdemeanors, traffic & ordinance violations, civil cases under $52,000, small claims cases, probate, guardianship, adoption, juvenile, and preliminary felony hearings. Juvenile Courts exist in Douglas, Sarpy, and Lancaster counties, and deal with matters involving neglected, dependent, and delinquent children. In the other Nebraska counties, juvenile matters are handled by the County Courts. The Worker’s Compensation Court handles cases throughout the state regarding occupation injury and illness.
The District Courts are the trial courts of general jurisdiction. They handle felony trials, domestic relations matters, and civil cases over $52,000.
Use the “Court Records” resource below to access the Nebraska Trial Courts Case Search System, a fee-based service that provides statewide access to civil, criminal, adoption, juvenile, probate, small claims, and traffic cases. Also below are resources for U.S. District Court federal civil, criminal, and bankruptcy records, and Supreme & Appeals Court opinions.
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|Bankruptcies Pay Site|
Need to find background information or evaluate a debtor? Use the Premium database to search Nebraska or U.S. Nationwide tax liens, bankruptcies, and judgments for only $5.00. Immediate results.
|Court Case Calendars |
Search the Nebraska Judicial Multi-Court Case Calendar database by county, date and last name.
|Court Records Pay Site|
Use this Nebraska Trial Courts Case Search System to search for Nebraska civil, criminal, adoption, juvenile, probate, small claims, and traffic cases. Requires registration and a fee per result.
|Court Records - U.S. District PACER Nebraska Bankruptcy Pay Site|
U.S. District Court of Nebraska. Register with the fee-based PACER system to search for Federal bankruptcy court records by case number, name, SSN/Tax ID, or case type. Provides dockets and documents.
|Court Records | U.S. District PACER Pay Site|
U.S. District Court of Nebraska Federal civil & criminal court records.
|Judgments Pay Site|
Need to find background information or evaluate a debtor? Use the huge SearchSystems.net Premium database to search Nebraska or U.S. Nationwide tax liens, bankruptcies, and judgments for only $5.00. Immediate results.
|Lancaster County | Criminal Court |
Criminal and traffic court case records from the Lancaster County Attorney's Office. Requires registration.
|Supreme Court Opinions |
Do a comprehensive background search of over 500 million court, inmate, corrections, offender, and fugitive records.