Frequently Asked Questions
General questions and frequently searched items are provided here with appropriate links to answers on the City of Crete website. New to Crete? Find more useful information here...
Q: Who are my city council representatives? Where do I vote for elections?
A: The City of Crete is divided into three wards for council representation and voting purposes. View map. Each ward has a polling place for voting. You can also contact the Saline County Election Commissioner at 402-821-2374 for absentee ballots.
Q: Who do I contact about a Handicap Parking Permit?
A: Your Physician is able to make the application to the State of Nebraska for your permit online.
Q: What do I have to do to sell products door to door?
A: The City of Crete requires a permit to sell products door to door in residential areas. You can apply for the permit at the City Clerk's office during regular business hours. You will need a Nebraska Department of Revenue Sales Tax Number and personal identification to apply for the permit. Click here for the City Code regarding this permit.
Q: Who do I contact about providing alcohol for a special event?
A: Any establishment that has a State of Nebraska Liquor License can apply to the Nebraska Liquor Control Commission for a Special Designated License to cater an event. Non-profit organizations are also able to apply to the Liquor Control Commission for a Special Designated License to serve alcohol at an event.
City services & programs:
Q: How do I get a Crete Public Library card?
A: Visit the library (305 East 13th Street) with the necessary information to apply for your card.
Q: How do I sign my child up for youth recreation programs online?
A: Crete Parks and Recreation utilizes RecDesk for program registration and information.
Q: How do I order a veteran recognition brick for the monument in City Park?
A: Forms are available at the City Hall Utility Office or see the Parks and Recreation Department - City Park page, for a link to the order form.
Q: What are city requirements for licensing a pet?
A: The Crete Police Department is located at 1945 Forest Ave. and is the place to license your dog or cat. View animal licensing requirements.
Q: When is the garbage or recycling picked up on my street and what items can I recycle?
A: Garbage collection is on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday depending on your address; recycling collection is on Monday or Thursday depending on address. (View information, routes and accepted recyclable items.).
Q: Where can I take branches and other yard waste?
A: The City of Crete Transfer Station is 1/2 mile north of Highway 33 on Boswell Ave. with hours on Tuesdays and Saturdays. (view hours)
Q: What do I do if I have no electric service?
A: Check all breakers or fuses in the home, if the problem is not solved, call 402-826-4312. (view Public Works Directory)
Q: Does the City practice mosquito control?
A: Mosquito spraying is done by the Street Department towards dusk Mondays and Thursdays unless it is raining or wind exceeds 10 mph. Tuxedo Park is treated with spray on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings to avoid activities in the park.
Building and Zoning, business development:
Q: Where do I find building permits and for what types of projects do I need a permit?
A: The Municipal Building Inspector handles all building permits and zoning regulation inquiries.
Q: How do I find out about economic development programs like LB 840 and Tax Increment Financing?
A: The Community and Economic Development Office at City Hall, 243 East 13th Street, handles these programs.
Q: I want to start a business in Crete, what do I need to do?
A: The City of Crete has a business registration policy through the City Clerk's office, see more information. Contact should also be made with the Nebraska Department of Revenue at 402-471-2971 to apply for a Nebraska Sales Tax Number. You should also contact the City of Crete Building Inspector's Office at 402-826-4312 to be sure you comply with zoning regulations.