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CITY OF KEARNEY
18 East 22nd St.
Kearney, Nebraska 68847
Ph: (308) 233-3215

Airport FAQs

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1. How do I find out the flight times out of Kearney on Great Lakes Airlines?
2. Are regional airlines with propellers safe and modern?
3. Are regional aircraft equipped to fly in bad weather?
4. Are regional airline pilots experienced?
5. Are regional airlines convenient?

City Clerk

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1. When are the City Council meetings?

Code Enforcement FAQs

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1. How long do I have to scoop my sidewalks after a snow storm?
2. Is it okay to place snow from my driveway or sidewalk out into the street?
3. Is there a height regulation for grass in Kearney?
4. Can my neighbor leave junk in his yard?
5. Can my neighbor leave his vehicle in his yard?
6. My car is dismantled, but I am working on it. Will the City have it towed?
7. Where can I legally park my vehicle?
8. Whom should I contact about animal complaints?

Development Services FAQs

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1. When do I need a building permit?
2. How do I obtain a building permit?
3. Can four college students live next door?
4. Where is the City Limits line?
5. I am outside of the City Limits; do I need a permit to build?
6. Do I need a fence permit?
7. Do I need a sign permit before displaying a sign?
8. Do I need a permit to replace a public sidewalk?
9. Do I need a permit to construct a deck?
10. Do I need a permit to pour a concrete patio?
11. Do I need a permit to add a curb cut or increase the size of my curb cut?

Fire FAQs

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1. How do I schedule a tour?
2. What smoke alarms do you recommend?
3. How do I get a burn permit?
4. When an emergency vehicle is approaching that is displaying flashing emergency lights and sirens, what should I do?
5. I have seen emergency vehicles driving with lights and sirens, and then just turn them off. Why is that?
6. I see vehicles with a flashing red light but no siren and they are not a fire truck, police car or an ambulance. Who are they and what should I do?

Fireworks FAQs

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1. When can I purchase consumer fireworks in Kearney?
2. May I go to Missouri or another state and buy fireworks and bring them back to Kearney?
3. When can I discharge (shoot) permissible fireworks in the City of Kearney?
4. What kind of fireworks can I purchase at a retail stand in Kearney?
5. Is there an age limit to purchase fireworks?
6. What are the requirements to have a firework stand in Kearney?
7. Do I need a license from the State of Nebraska?
8. Do I need a permit to sell fireworks?
9. Is there a fee for having a fireworks stand?
10. Where can I find more information on fireworks stands?
11. Why can retail stores sell fireworks before June 28?
12. Where can I find information on Fireworks safety?

Library FAQs

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1. How do I get a library card? What does it get me access to?
2. How many items am I allowed to check out?
3. How long are loan periods?
4. How do I renew my items?
5. How much are late fines?
6. What if I lose or damage a book?
7. Can I access the internet at the Library?
8. What are my responsibilities as a borrower?

Park & Recreation FAQs

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1. What type of seasonal employment is available at the Park and Recreation Department?
2. What is the total number of miles of the hike/bike trails?

Park Facilities

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1. Who should a person call if interested in getting information on renting a facility?
2. Is alcohol allowed when renting a City facility?
3. Is there a fee for the Yanney Splashground?
4. When does the Yanney Park Splashgrounds open and close for the season?
5. When do the swimming pools open and close for the season?
6. Can anyone reserve tennis courts, ball fields, or trails?
7. Can people bring a Jump-a-Roo into the park for a public event, birthday or celebration?
8. Are people allowed to overnight camp at Cottonmill Park?
9. Are park restrooms open year round?
10. Is a fishing license required to fish at the lakes at Yanney Park and Cottonmill Park?

Peterson Senior Activity Center FAQ's

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1. Who should a person call if interested in renting the Peterson Senior Activity Center?
2. Is there a membership fee to a participate in the programs and activities at the Peterson Senior Activity Center?
3. Where in Yanney Park is the Peterson Center located?
4. How much does it cost to eat at the PSAC and can people under 60 eat there?
5. Where can I find what program and activities are offered at the PSAC?
6. How do I find out about the trips that offered?

Police FAQs

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1. How do I contact the Police Department?
2. Can I report issues anonymously?
3. Where do I pick up an application for a police officer position?
4. Where do I obtain a copy of my police background report?
5. How can I obtain an accident report?
6. Is there a charge for a copy of a report?
7. Where do I pay a parking ticket?
8. Where do I pay a traffic citation that was issued in Buffalo County?
9. How can I obtain a Handgun Purchase Permit?
10. How can I obtain an Itinerant Merchant Permit?
11. When can I get my property back that was taken as evidence?
12. How do I get my vehicle back that has been impounded?
13. How can I apply for a Protection Order?

Recreation

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1. How do I register for Recreation Programs?
2. How can a person learn if a KPR program has been cancelled due to inclement weather?
3. Does KPR offer youth league sports?
4. What are the best ways to find out about Park and Recreation programs?

Stormwater FAQs

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1. What is the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Stormwater Program?
2. Are sewers and storm drains the same thing?
3. What can I do to prevent stormwater pollution?
4. Can any products be safely poured down the storm drains?
5. How do I report illegal dumping or suspicious discharges?
6. NPDES FAQ's

Utilities FAQs

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1. Whom do I call if my sewer is backing up?
2. How do I dispose of old computers, televisions, batteries, and cell phones?
3. What is the number that I am supposed to call before I dig?
4. What is the capacity of the City's water towers?
5. What is the average daily water consumption?
6. Can yard waste be put in trash containers?
7. How should I set my water softener?
8. Is it normal for the water meter pit at my home to be full of water?
9. If I have extra trash, is it okay for me to take it Downtown and place it in one of the trash dumpsters in the alley?
10. What Holidays affect the residential Sanitation/Refuse Collection Schedule?
11. Who do I call when my street light is out?
12. When does yard waste collection begin and end?