City of Ralston

                "The Heart of the Metro" 
                                Ralston, Nebraska

                    Ralston Snow Removal Requirements
Winter is here, and with it ice and snow.  Be a good neighbor and make sure that after a winter storm you clear your sidewalk of ice and snow.  In residential neighborhoods city ordinance requires ice and snow removal within 24 hours of the end of the weather event.  In business districts, sidewalks should be cleared within five hours from the end of the storm or by 8:30 am if the storm ended overnight. 

Hinge Redevelopment Project Three-Day Design Workshop


Ralston Arena Side Room, 7300 Q Street

Beginning on Wednesday, March 13th, at the Ralston Arena Side Room, Omaha-based engineering and design firm HDR and the city will conduct a three-day design workshop.  This is your opportunity to provide input and help shape the master plan for the hinge redevelopment area and downtown Ralston.  Maps, diagrams, street section/elevations and sketch perspectives will be presented by the HDR team during the "pin-up" sessions that begin each evening of the workshop at 5:30 pm.

We value your opinion.  Add your voice to the conversation!  Please attend and provide input at the evening "pin-up" sessions as the plan grows and evolves each day based on the previous evening's community input.

  • Wednesday through Friday - March 13th, 14th, & 15th
  • Doors open at 5:30 PM - Pin-Up Session from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Hinge Redevelopment Moves Forward

The Ralston Arena was the site of a recent public meeting attended by 50 people gathered to provide input on the ongoing “Hinge Redevelopment Project.”  Mayor Don Groesser hosted the January 22 meeting attended by representatives of city council, several city boards and commissions, the Ralston Area Chamber of Commerce and downtown business community, the Greater Omaha Chamber, the developer community, the Metropolitan Area Planning Agency, Congressman Don Bacon’s office, and members of the public. 

In 2018 the city hired Omaha-based engineering firm HDR to lead the city’s effort to create a master plan for the 30-acre redevelopment area along Main Street, between 72nd Street and downtown Ralston.  Participants at the January 22 meeting helped the HDR team identify the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT analysis) posed by the project and brainstormed ideas for what kinds of businesses and residences might ultimately be located in the redevelopment area. 

During the next phase of the project HDR will hold a three-day design workshop incorporating what was learned at the January 22 meeting and allowing the public to provide additional input. The workshop has not yet been scheduled, so please check the city website for dates and times.

The Ralston Connector Trail Under 84th Street Viaduct Was Closed on March 8, 2016

Due to safety concerns with falling debris, the Ralston Connector Trail under the 84th Street Viaduct was closed indefinitely from Serum Ave to 84th Frontage Road as of 9:00 AM, Tuesday, March 8, 2016.



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 of Ralston accepts online payments for many services. Now you have 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 and restaurant tax.

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 paid 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.

Upcoming Events at the Ralston Arena


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