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

Alarms


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

    City of Ralston

                "The Heart of the Metro" 
                                Ralston, Nebraska

Animals


You may only own 3 combination of 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 by 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.

**NOTE**

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


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.Type your paragraph here.

Parking


**Note**

There is NO PARKING on any street from 2 a.m. - 6 a.m.  Guest and construction parking passes may be obtained from the Ralston Police Department.  You may call 402-331-1786 during business hours, or 402-444-5802 after hours, for a permit.



Parks


Park hours are 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., entry after those hours is a violation of city ordinance.  Furthermore, no person in a park shall deface any property, allow children over 6 years old to use the restrooms of the opposite sex, injure or damage trees, consume or possess or bring to the park any alcoholic beverage.  People with pets must keep them on a leash and clean up any feces left by the animal and properly dispose of the feces.  All people shall obey all signs posted.


Smoking


City ordinance prohibits smoking in workplaces and public gathering places within the jurisdiction of the City.


Vehicles


Vehicles must be licensed (unless garaged), not parked in violation of parking ordinances, operated with current insurance, operated within speed limits (fines doubled in schools zones and construction zones), and operated in compliance with safety restraint laws.

Safety Restraint Laws

All children 15 and under must be restrained.  Children under the age of 5 years old and weighing less than 40 lbs must be in a car seat; children 5-15 years old must be in an appropriate booster seat or seat belt.