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In many cases (such as sod damage from one of our snow plows) all that is necessary is to call the County Engineer’s dispatch office (402-444-6395) and advise them of the problem. It will be checked and placed on a list for repair.

 

If a formal claim is necessary. Write a description of what happened. Attach an estimate of repair cost and photos. Submit to the Douglas County Board Office–


Attention Daryl Neely
1819 Farnam, Omaha, Ne, 68103

We will gladly check to see if a private survey has been filed with our office. If there is not a survey, our office does not perform surveys for private property.  You will need to hire a surveyor. They are in the yellow pages under “Surveyors, Land”. We recommend getting several estimates as it is a competitive market.

 

Once the property has been surveyed we recommend that the surveyor file a copy with the County Engineer’s Office for future reference and to save you having to pay for another survey if the surveyor who performs your survey goes out of business.

We cannot provide a time when we will be in your neighborhood. The following provides the guidelines we must follow during snow operations. Douglas County has adopted a policy of clearing SIDs of snow after addressing the county road system, as allowed by state law and county board resolution.

(Statute 39-1405 #2 The county board may, after clearance of snow and ice from the county road system, clear snow from all public streets of incorporated sanitary and improvement districts in the same manner as if such streets were part of the county road system.

Any county board performing such snow and ice clearance in a sanitary and improvement district shall not be held liable for any damages arising from such snow and ice clearance unless damages arise as a result of gross negligence.).

In typical snow situations, equipment is sent into residential areas concurrently with equipment going on the county road system. In these cases, the time lag in clearing the county road system is negligible.

In case of more severe snow and ice emergencies, we will continue to clear the county road system with all available equipment, until the county roads are serviceable, and then send equipment into residential areas.

The county will send equipment into the SIDs as quickly as possible. This timing will be determined by the management of the Douglas County Engineer’s Office, based on the existing conditions. The SIDs retain the right to provide their own snow removal if they choose to do so.

 

 

 

Replacement of drainage structures such as culverts and bridges which serve only the property owner and those using that property or development is not the responsibility of Douglas County.

 

SHOULD DOUGLAS COUNTY BECOME AWARE THAT ANY DRAINAGE STRUCTURE OR BRIDGE SERVING A PRIVATE ROAD, STREET, DRIVEWAY OR FIELD ENTRANCE IS DANGEROUS, THE COUNTY ENGINEER WILL NOTIFY THE PROPERTY OWNER IN WRITING OF THE DANGER AND WILL POST THE BRIDGE AS UNSAFE TO TRAFFIC.

 

The property owner may, at their expense, have the structure inspected.  Should the inspection prove that the structure is safe, a report sealed by a registered structural engineer shall be sent to the Douglas County Engineer.  Upon review of the report the Engineer may have the sign removed from the structure.

 

If there is a culvert 36” or under culvert that needs replacing or a new culvert is being installed the County Engineer’s crew will provide the labor and equipment to replace the culvert and replace the drive approach. The property owner is responsible for buying the culvert.

In most cases, a vehicle is considered “abandoned” after 48 hours of being legally parked on a public roadway, in the same location. Though you may not consider it an emergency, abandoned vehicles are reported by dialing 911.

 

Callers should be prepared to give a full description of the vehicle, including:

  • Make
  • color
  • model
  • license plate number
  • the exact physical location.

 

Deputies will “red tag” the vehicle to document its location and will then wait at least 48 hours prior to conducting their follow up investigation. This may include towing the vehicle.

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