New residents in Omaha have 30 days after establishing residency to purchase license plates, register their vehicle, and pay auto taxes. Automobiles are taxed as personal property. If you are not establishing Nebraska residency, it may be less expensive for you to maintain registration in your permanent state of residence. Titles and registrations can be processed at these Douglas County locations from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., except for the 1819 Farnam Street location that has the hours of 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Automobile licensing fees with new plates are: $23.70 for cars, $26.70 and up for trucks, and $13.10 for motorcycles. Wheel tax is $25.00 for cars and $38.00 and up for trucks and $13.00 for motorcycles for Omaha residents. There is also a motor vehicle tax, which is based on your vehicle's value.
Nebraska and Iowa residents have 30 days to obtain a new driver's license after moving to the state.
Omaha Driver's License testing sites locations:
New residents with an out-of-state title must have vehicles inspected at the Douglas County Sheriff's Vehicle Inspection Office, 1763 Jackson St., (402) 444-7532.
Omaha Public Power District (OPPD)
Customer service off or on and billing inquiries: (402) 536-4131; 24-hour line for service interruption, wires down, or streetlights out: (402) 554-6773; Other services: 636-2000
Garbage, recyclables and yard waste collection within the Omaha city limits: (402) 444-5238
Solid waste collection is paid for by city taxes. Residents outside the Omaha city limits, in unincorporated areas or sanitary improvement districts (SID), should make arrangements with private contractors for garbage collection.
Metropolitan Utilities District (MUD): (402) 554-6666
1723 Harney St.
Monday-Friday, 7:45 a.m.-5:15 p.m.
Publicly-owned, nonprofit MUD provides gas and water connections and serves the Omaha metropolitan area including municipalities in Douglas, Sarpy, Saunders, and Washington counties.
UtiliCorp United/Peoples Natural Gas
The parent company of Peoples Natural Gas, Aquila Energy Corporation and Service One, UtiliCorp has support services at 1815 Capitol Ave., (402) 221-2300 and is among the nation's largest gas and electricity marketers. ServiceOne, (402) 339-4357, offers appliance repair service and warranty programs for major home appliances.