Employers in Nebraska are permitted to perform criminal background checks on their employees and potential hires. However, in accordance with the Ban the Box law (§48-202), public sector employers are not allowed to ask any questions about an individual’s criminal history until such a time that the applicant is being considered for a position. The Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) maintains a public record of all convicted felons residing in Nebraska which can be accessed online. Employers can either use this online resource in order to conduct a criminal history search or they can submit a criminal history request to the NSP by mail.
Cost – $12.50 for requests made by mail, $15.50 for online requests
Laws – §48-202,
Step 1 – Request a Criminal Background Check
Step 2 – Review Steps
On the Criminal History Reports homepage, you are given a rundown of the four (4) steps of the online criminal background search process. Click Proceed when you are ready to begin.
Step 3 – Provide Personal Information
You will need to create an account in order to use this website. Provide the following information before clicking Manual Entry to continue to the next step:
- Full name
- Organization name
- Complete address
- Email address
- Client memo
You can also click the Bulk Upload button to upload a CSV file of multiple persons to perform a search on.
Step 4 – Enter Search Criteria
Provide all of the information listed below that is available to you regarding the person that you are inquiring about.
- Full name
- Maiden name/aliases/suffix
- Date of birth
- Place of residence
- Place of birth
- Nebraska driver’s license number
Step 5 – Select Request Type
Select whether you wish to receive public information or a complete criminal history. For a complete criminal history you will need to complete a notarized release form.
Step 6 – Request Paper Copies
If you wish to receive paper copies of the records, select which records you would like copies of. When you are ready, click Continue With Order to proceed.
Step 7 – Verify Information
Verify all the information that you have submitted before clicking I Agree/Proceed to Payment.
Step 8 – Enter Billing Information
Provide all of the required billing information, including your name, address, phone number, and email address.
Step 9 – Enter Account Information
Supply your credit card number, CVV number, and expiration number into the indicated fields.
Step 10 – Verify Information
Click Verify Information to continue.
Step 11 – Submit Payment
Verify your information before clicking I Agree/Submit Payment to continue.
Step 12 – View Receipt
You will be given a receipt confirming your purchase and giving you a receipt number. You will need to keep this receipt number in order to re-access your search results.
Step 13 – View Search Result(s)
If your search had any positive matches, they will be displayed here. You can download the dissemination report for your criminal background search by clicking Retrieve Dissemination Report. A link will be sent to your email in order for you to access your search results. In some cases, it may take up to three (3) days for you to receive a full report.