City of Ralston

                "The Heart of the Metro" 
                                Ralston, Nebraska

Upcoming Events at the Ralston Arena

April to July

Lil Boosie concert on April 30,  Hairball on May 1, and Amy Grant & Michael W. Smith on May 14.

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.

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.

S.U.R.E. Clean-Up Day - Saturday, May 2

Ralston’s 17th Annual Spruce Up Ralston's Environment Clean-Up Day is sponsored by the Ralston Jaycees, Ralston Area Chamber of Commerce, City of Ralston, and Papillion Sanitation.  All Ralston residents and Ralston businesses are encouraged to participate.

Ralston City Public Works dumpsters will be available Saturday, May 2, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.  NO FEE but Ralston residents will have to present a Driver’s license and businesses will need to provide proof of a Ralston business.   Donations will be accepted for downtown Ralston beautification.  The Public Works building is located at 8220 Serum Ave

  • Please separate garbage and lawn waste. 

  • NO motor oil.  NO paint, lacquer or stains, auto paints, or inks.  NO leaking cans or cans without labels.  NO appliances with Freon -– you must present a receipt if it was professionally drained.  NO flammables.  And NO more than one complete personal computer per load.

  • There is a $2 charge for each passenger or light truck tire.  Medium truck and tractor tires need to be de-rimmed and cut-up, and will be priced on site.

  • Tree branches up to 6 inches in diameter can be taken to the Public Works year any time between 7:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. on Monday through Friday the week prior to May 2nd.  Please leave branches longer, rather than shorter, for chipping

For more information call the Ralston Area Chamber of Commerce at 402-339-7737 or the City of Ralston at 402-331-6677.

Ralston senior citizens’ and businesses needing help can contact Mark Krzemien at
Don & Ron’s CARSTAR Collision Center at 402-331-0520.

New Covered Recycling Containers

On Tuesday, April 7th, the City Council approved an amendment to the trash contract with Papillion Sanitation to provide covered recycling containers.  For $0.25 a month, or $3 per year, residents will receive a wheeled covered recycle can, similar to the one shown.  The container is 35 gal. and will allow residents to recycle more, while minimizing the risk of garbage blowing in the neighborhoods.  Residents are advised that they can either keep their blue recycle bin for other uses or turn them back into Papillion Sanitation.  The goal of the change is to increase recycling awareness and reducing blowing garbage on recycle day

With the approval, Papillion Sanitation will order the necessary containers and hope to have them distributed in June or July.  Watch the mail for further information.

Any questions can be directed to
Papillion Sanitation.

Changes to Traffic

In the weeks to come, 84th and Ralston Avenue will be undergoing changes.  Accident data signaled an examination of the intersection and recommendations were made to reduce accidents in this location.  As a result, motorists leaving Ralston, on Ralston Avenue, will only be allowed to turn right (north) on S. 84th Street.  This change will have no impact on motorists coming into Ralston.  The exact date for the change has not been determined yet, however it will be within a few weeks.