City of Ralston

                "The Heart of the Metro" 
                                Ralston, Nebraska

Upcoming Events at the Ralston Arena

February to March

Merle Haggard will perform at the Arena on Feb. 26 and Ray Scott on Mar. 12. 

A partial list of Arena events can be accessed  here .  For a complete list of upcoming event, go to


Online Payments

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


Ralston's Prescription Discount Card

The city participates in the Prescription Discount Card program through the National League of Cities.  The card is FREE to all Ralston residents, regardless of age, income, or existing health insurance.  By using this card you may save an average of 23% off of regular retail prescription drugs at participating pharmacies.

Residents may pick up a City of Ralston Discount card at:

Ralston City Hall

Ralston Police Department

Baright Public Library

Ralston Senior Center

Ralston Arena




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.

Results of "You Drink and Drive, You Lose" Campaign, Dec. 12 - Jan. 1

The Ralston Police Department recently participated in the national “You Drink and Drive, You Lose” campaign that ran from December 12, 2014 to January 1, 2015. This special enforcement effort was paid for by a grant from the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety.

Officers made (5) DUI arrests during this time frame, up slightly from the last DUI grant period leading up to the Labor Day weekend. Four males, ranging in age from 20 to 41 years old, and one 25 year old female were charged with the DUI offenses. Time of arrest on all five ranged from 2230 hours to 0215 hours, with three of them occurring after midnight. The female suspect tested at a .267 BAC% and one male tested at .272 BAC%, both over three times the legal limit. The male who tested at .206 BAC% was arrested as a Felony DUI as it was his third offense. The 20 year old male who tested .211 BAC% also had a misdemeanor warrant for Minor in Possession of Alcohol.

With officers working an extra 49.5 hours of overtime, 133 traffic stops were made with 90 total citations being issued. During this grant period, one stolen vehicle was recovered and one person was arrested on a Felony warrant for Possession of Methamphetamine. There were several additional charges during this period, including one for Careless Driving, one for Leaving the Scene of a Property Damage Accident, (5) for Driving Under Suspension, and (8) persons were arrested on outstanding warrants. In addition, there were (9) Minor in Possession of Alcohol (MIP) arrests, (2) for Procuring Alcohol, (2) for Minors Misrepresenting their Age, (8) for Possession of Marijuana Less Than 1oz., and (8) for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

City of Ralston Parks & Tree Commission 

The City of Ralston is seeking individuals to serve on the Ralston Parks and Tree Commission. The Commission is made up of volunteers who are citizens of Ralston. If you are interested in getting involved in your community, you can download an application,or pick one up at City Hall between the hours of 8:00AM and 4:30PM Monday through Friday.

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.

Ralston's New Prescription Discount Card

The City of Ralston has a new program to offer savings on prescription drugs to residents who are without health insurance, a traditional benefits plan, or have prescriptions that are not covered by insurance.

The Prescription Discount Card is made available to residents by the City of Ralston in collaboration with the National League of Cities (NLC) and is made possible through Ralston's membership in NLC.

The card is FREE to all Ralston residents, regardless of age, income, or existing health insurance. By using this card you may save an average of 23% off the regular retail price of prescription drugs at participating pharmacies.

Residents may pick up a City of Ralston discount card at the following locations:

  • Ralston City Hall

  • Ralston Police Dept.

  • Baright Library

  • Ralston Senior Center

  • Ralston Arena

​​For questions about the card call toll free at 1-888-620-1749.

This is not insurance. Discounts are only available at participating pharmacies. By using this card, participants agree to pay the entire prescription cost less any applicable discount. Savings may vary by drug and pharmacy.



Trash pickup routes changing in late March.  Watch for more information in your mail.

On Tuesday, February 17, Papillion Sanitation presented a plan to the city council to streamline trash pickup.  The city council gave support to the new plan.  The new plan will allow residents to have their garbage and yard waste picked up on the same day.  Recyclables will be picked up in the entire city on another day.  The map indicates the planned pick up dates.  

Papillion Sanitation is targeting the end of March, or first part of April, to implement.  However, they want to insure great efforts are made to let people know prior to implementation.