Need To Know Laws
Laws consist of State Statutes and City Ordinances. Many times, City Ordinances vary from city to city. This page was created to share with you some ordinances that are likely to vary from one city to the next. If you have any questions about any of the ordinances, please feel free to contact the Police Department, 402-331-1786 or City Hall, 402-331-6677.
You may only own a combination of 3 dogs or cats. If you own dogs or cats, you must keep rabies vaccination current, have the animals licensed (through Nebraska Humane Society, 402-444-7800), not harbor vicious animals, keep animals on a chain or otherwise confined in or upon your property, keep them on a leash when walking, clean up any feces left by the animal, and not allow your dog to continually or frequently bark, howl, or yelp, disturbing the peace of others.
No person shall allow a stray dog or cat to habitually remain nor shall any person feed stray dogs or cats within the house, yard, enclosure, or place. Strays shall be turned over to the Nebraska Humane Society.
The City of Ralston contracts with the Nebraska Humane society for all animal calls. Officers will respond to vicious animal calls or animal bite incidents.
Nuisances include, but are not limited to:
dead animals, animal manure, liquid household waste, tin cans, bottles, cans, ashes, scrap iron, broken stone, trash, litter, stagnant water, unlicensed vehicles/trailers, weeds over 12 inches.
For the purpose of this section, an alarm will be defined as an audible alarm (whether monitored by a company or audible from outside the building) or an alarm monitored through an alarm company. All alarms must be registered with the City of Ralston. During a registration term, the following false alarm fees will be assessed: First, no charge; second, $100.00; third and subsequent, $250.00
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