Change in City Council Meeting Time Effective January 2016

Beginning with the first meeting of the City Council on January 5, 2016, the Council will meet at 5:30PM on the first and third Tuesdays of every month. 

Pay for City Services Online

The City is accepting online payment for many services. Recently added is the ability to use your favorite credit card (Visa, Mastercard, Discover, or American Express) to pay for building and plumbing permits as well as licenses.

This service is in addition to the payments that are accepted online by the Ralston Police Department. You can request and pay for a police report online or pay parking tickets online. All waiverable traffic citations may also be paid online through the State of Nebraska Web site. If your traffic citation indicates at the bottom that it is "waiverable" and it has dollar amounts filled in, then the citation is eligible to be pain online.

To access the online reports and payment options for the Ralston Police Department, hover over the Police Department link on the left side of any City Web page and choose the link you want.



Our Mission:

The City of Ralston is a dedicated and caring team of volunteers, staff, and officials who provide high-quality, equitably priced services to sustain a safe and progressive community that supports family values.

Our Vision:

The City of Ralston will deliver economic, creative, cultural, and community development strategies to generate a quality of life that is a beacon of dynamic and independent small town culture within the metro area.

Online Payments

The City accepts online payments for many services, including various permits and licenses.

Upcoming Events at the Ralston Arena


Main events in the coming months are concerts by Amy Grant and Steven Curtis Chapman on Feb. 18,  THIRD DAY on Mar. 10, and  CMT presents Jennifer Nettles and Next Women of Country on Apr. 14.
A partial list of events can be accessed here.  For a complete list go to

"Click It or Ticket" Nov. 23-29, 2015 -  Results

The Ralston Police Department participated in the “Click It or Ticket” mobilization from November 23-29, 2015.  The funding, nearly $3,000, will come from the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety and will pay overtime salary wages as well as mileage costs for the vehicles used during this effort.

During this time, the police department had seven officers working 66 hours   of overtime in addition to the usual number of officers that were on duty.  During this selective enforcement, officers made 123 traffic stops.  The totals from the effort are as follows: Seat belt violations, 12citations, Child Safety Seat Violation, 1 citation, Speeding, 17 citations; Stop Sign violations, 26 citations, No Proof of Insurance, 13 citations, Driving Under Suspension, 6 arrests, as well as numerous other miscellaneous citations for offenses such as Improper Turns, Failure to Signal, No Valid Registration, Traffic Signal Violations, and Following Too Closely.  There was also one Driving Under the Influence arrest, one misdemeanor Drug Possession arrest, and one outstanding warrant arrest.

Also, during this enforcement period, Ralston Police made one Felony arrest for Driving During Revocation, one person was charged with False Reporting, and one for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Based on the data collected, the police department will be applying for future grants to assist with enforcement to increase restraint use in Ralston.  Until that time, the police department will remain vigilant in this effort during normal patrol.

The police department states that restraint use is the key to preventing deaths and serious injuries during a collision and therefore will aggressively enforce all restraint laws.

Oversized Coffee Mugs

     City of Ralston

                "The Heart of the Metro" 
                                Ralston, Nebraska

$5.00 EACH

Proceeds go to Ralston's Police and Firefighters

Mugs can be purchased at Ralston City Hall, at 5500 S. 77th Street in Ralston, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

“You Drink and Drive, You Lose” Campaign

Dec. 18 to Jan. 3 - Results

The Ralston Police Department recently participated in the national “You Drink and Drive, You Lose” campaign that ran from December 18, 2015 to January 3, 2016.  This special enforcement effort was paid for by a grant from the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety.

Officers made (3) DUI arrests during this time frame, down slightly from this time last year.    All three males, ranging in age from 24 to 37 years old, were charged with DUI-First Offense.  Times of arrest on the three ranged between 0111 hours and 0247 hours.  Two of the persons arrested had a BAC% of over two times the legal limit.  The 37 year old male who tested at .205 BAC% was arrested after being involved in a motor vehicle accident due to him Following Too Closely.

With grant officers working an extra 68 hours of overtime, as well as normal patrols, 178 traffic stops were made with 176 total citations being issued. During this grant period, one stolen vehicle was recovered and one person was arrested on a Felony charge of Possession With Intent to Deliver-Marijuana, Failure to Affix Tax Stamp and a misdemeanor charge of Carrying a Concealed Weapon.  One other motorist was arrested for Felony Driving Under a 15-year Revocation.  There were several additional charges during this period, including (35) speeding citations, (3) Driving Under Suspension charges, and (5) persons were arrested on outstanding warrants.  Also, (18) people were cited for No Insurance, (3) for Seat belt violations, (1) for Minor in Possession of Alcohol, and (4) for Possession of Marijuana Less Than 1 oz.