City of Ralston

                "The Heart of the Metro" 
                                Ralston, Nebraska

Upcoming Events at the Ralston Arena

November - December

Gavin DeGraw, American Authors, Andy Grammer, Ray Scott and Jack & Jack will be performing at the Arena throughout November and December.

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.

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.


City offices will be closed November 27 and 28.

Sunday, November 30

Bring your Family to Independence Square, 77th Street & Main Street, on Sunday November 30, 2014, for a wonderful outdoor Holiday Magic event! There is no charge for the following fun, holiday activities!

Presenting Sponsor is GREAT WESTERN BANK

1:00-3:00 p.m.    Frank & Velma Johnson Archive Museum Open House, 5615 Woodlawn Avenue.

2:00 p.m.   Musical Ensemble by Students of LaDonna Johnson at the Archive Museum, 5615 Woodlawn Avenue.

1:00 – 5:00 p.m.    Baright Public Library, 5555 S. 77 Street.  Come see Holiday surprises at the Library! Including the annual Carrell Towne Village on display during Library hours November 30 – December 26.  

3:00 – 5:00 p.m.    Children’s Activities in the Centennial Room.  Sponsored by Hillcrest Landing /Perry & Assoc., Ralston Police Dept., Ralston Community Foundation.

3:15 - 4:00 p.m.    Greetings from Santa Claus on a Fire Truck throughout Ralston streets.

4:00 p.m.    Santa arrives at Independence Square inside the Gazebo!  Floral Arrangements created and sponsored by A Flower Basket.

4:00 p.m.    Holiday Magic Lighting Ceremony by Mayor Don Groesser. Tree Sponsored by the City of Ralston.

4:00 – 6:00    Conversation with Santa! Sponsored by Don & Ron’s CARSTAR Collision Center, and the JCI Ralston.

4:00 – 6:00 p.m.    Kringles Stables, A Live Reindeer Display! Sponsored by the City of Ralston.

4:00 – 6:00 p.m.    Popcorn, Cookies, Hot Chocolate & Candy Canes!!  Sponsored by Ralston Area Chamber of Commerce, Abraham Catering, Applewood Hy-Vee, and Busy Scrappin’. 

4:00 – 5:30 p.m.    Horse & Carriage Rides! Sponsored by Great Western Bank.

5:00 – 7:00 p.m.   Ralston Volunteer Fire Department & Rescue Chili Feed, 7629 Park Drive. Donations accepted.

Additional Holiday Magic Sponsors ABM Janitorial Services, Achievement Unlimited, American Family Insurance-Don Muckey Agency, American National Bank, American Payment Systems, Applewood Hy-Vee, Bank of Nebraska, Bellino Enterprises, Bellino Fireworks, Black Hills Energy, Centris Federal Credit Union, Commercial Solutions Insurance, Cox Communications, Creative Creations Omaha, Dicon General Contractor, Don & Ron’s CARSTAR, Double Tree Suites by Hilton, Dudley Movers, Eleven Twenty-Three, Farrell’s eXtreme Bodyshaping, First State Bank, Great Western Bank, Hillcrest Landing/Perry & Assoc., Kidwell, Lacey & Assoc., Maria’s Mexican Restaurant, Metropolitan Utilities District, Outlook Nebraska, Inc., P.J. Morgan Real Estate, Papillion Sanitation, Ralston Arena, Ralston Insurance Agency, Roto-Rooter, SAC Federal Credit Union, SignIT, State Farm Insurance–Tim Edwards Agency, U.S. Merchant Payment Services, United Distributors, Inc.

For more information, contact Ralston Area Chamber of Commerce  at 402- 339-7737 or at

 November 24-30

The Ralston Police Department will join local and national law enforcement officers and highway safety advocates all across the country for the 2014 national “Click It or Ticket” seat belt enforcement mobilization, November 24-30, 2014.  The Nebraska Office of Highway Safety has approved an overtime grant of approximately $3,000 for the Ralston Police Department to conduct increased patrols during this time frame.


During the mobilization, officers will be focusing on motorists who fail to wear their seat belts-both day and night.  The grant will pay for 58 overtime hours for officers to concentrate on traffic enforcement, with special emphasis on stop sign, speeding, traffic signal and child restraint violations. 

In 2013, 172 occupants in motor vehicles died in traffic crashes in Nebraska, with 128 (74%) of them not wearing seat belts.  However, many thousands more were injured.  Their deaths and injuries could have been substantially reduced with the use of seatbelts.

Faced with the fact that injury or deaths can be reduced by 45 to 50 percent if seatbelts are used, it is imperative that a concentrated effort toward seatbelt use is aggressively pursued.

High visibility enforcement such as the “Click It or Ticket” mobilization is credited with increasing the national belt usage rate from 58 percent in 1994 to an observed usage rate of 79 percent in 2013 for drivers and front seat passengers.  Child restraint use was at nearly 96% for the year. 

The Ralston Police Department is proud to team up with Nebraska Office of Highway Safety in their “Click It or Ticket” campaign.  With this partnership, we are striving to increase safety belt usage to 86% or beyond.

Law enforcement will be cracking down on Click It or Ticket violators around the clock.  Local motorists should buckle up.  If law enforcement finds you on the road unbuckled anytime or anywhere, you can expect to get a ticket-not a warning.  No excuses and no exceptions.

Remember this November 24th to 30th:   It’s “Click It or Ticket.”  Buckle up and encourage your loved ones to do the same.  You’ll save the cost of a ticket and may even save a life.


Ralston's Holiday Magic

Sunday, November 2014

Schedule of Events


For more information, contact Ralston Area Chamber of Commerce  at 402- 339-7737 or at