Platte County Sheriff's Office

 FAQ's

Operation of all-terrain; utility type vehicles

60-6,356. All-terrain vehicle; utility-type vehicle; operation; restrictions; city or village ordinance; county board resolution.

(1) An all-terrain vehicle or a utility-type vehicle shall not be operated on any controlled-access highway with more than two marked traffic lanes, and the crossing of any controlled-access highway with more than two marked traffic lanes shall not be permitted. Subsections (2), (3), and (5) through (8) of this section authorize and apply to operation of an all-terrain vehicle or a utility-type vehicle only on a highway other than a controlled-access highway with more than two marked traffic lanes.

(2) An all-terrain vehicle or a utility-type vehicle may be operated in accordance with the operating requirements of subsection (3) of this section:

(a) Outside the corporate limits of a city, village, or unincorporated village if incidental to the vehicle's use for agricultural purposes;

(b) Within the corporate limits of a city or village if authorized by the city or village by ordinance adopted in accordance with this section; or

(c) Within an unincorporated village if authorized by the county board of the county in which the unincorporated village is located by resolution in accordance with this section.

(3) An all-terrain vehicle or a utility-type vehicle may be operated as authorized in subsection (2) of this section when such operation occurs only between the hours of sunrise and sunset. Any person operating an all-terrain vehicle or a utility-type vehicle as authorized in subsection (2) of this section shall have a valid Class O operator's license or a farm permit as provided in section 60-4,126, shall have liability insurance coverage for the all-terrain vehicle or a utility-type vehicle while operating the all-terrain vehicle or a utility-type vehicle on a highway, and shall not operate such vehicle at a speed in excess of thirty miles per hour. The person operating the all-terrain vehicle or a utility-type vehicle shall provide proof of such insurance coverage to any peace officer requesting such proof within five days of such a request. When operating an all-terrain vehicle or a utility-type vehicle as authorized in subsection (2) of this section, the headlight and taillight of the vehicle shall be on and the vehicle shall be equipped with a bicycle safety flag which extends not less than five feet above ground attached to the rear of such vehicle. The bicycle safety flag shall be triangular in shape with an area of not less than thirty square inches and shall be day-glow in color.

Handgun Certificate

 Pursuant to Nebraska Statute 69-2403 a handgun certificate is required to purchase, lease, rent or receive a handgun. The law applies to both retail and private party transactions. The law also prohibits selling, leasing, renting, or transferring a handgun to a person who does not possess a handgun certificate.

 Where and How to Apply:

 Applicants who live outside the Columbus city limits may apply in person at the Platte County Sheriff’s Office, 2610 14th Street, Columbus, NE, Monday through Friday, 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Applicants must be at least 21 years of age.

 Renewal:      

 Certificates are valid, statewide, for three years at which time applicants must apply for a new certificate.  The cost of obtaining a handgun permit is $5.00.

 Title/Vehicle Inspections

Title/Vehicle inspections are required for all vehicles, ATV’s, minibikes and trailers brought into Nebraska from another state. No identification inspection will be conducted unless all major component parts are properly attached to the vehicle in the correct location. At time of inspection you will be required to produce ownership documentation. If there is a lien holder or leasing company who has possession of the title document, you will need a copy of the title for the vehicle inspection.

Where and How to Apply:

The inspection which is good for ninety days can be obtained from the Platte County Sheriff’s, 2610 14th Street, Columbus, NE, Monday through Friday 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.. The fee for inspection is $10.00  

Request for Security Check:

For citizens outside the City of Columbus, the Platte County Sheriff’s Office will provide periodic security checks of your property at no charge, when time permits.

To request this service, contact the Platte County Sheriff’s Office at 402-564-3229 . The following information will be requested: Name, Phone number, Address, Departure and return dates, Type of property, Names of people having access to the property.  

DETENTION FACILITY  

Bonding an inmate:

When a person is arrested and processed into the Detention Facility, a bond is usually set and that must be posted before an inmate can be released. The amount of bond is determined by the charges that the person has been arrested on or charges have been filed. All bonds must be paid by :cash only”. In some cases the court may order a “no bond hold” which does not permit the inmate to bond out. Bonds can be posted 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by using the After Hours entrance.

Types of  Bonds:

There are several types of bonds which can be posted:

Cash Bond: U.S. Currency on the total amount of the bond required. When you post a bond you will be asked if you wish to be a co-signer on the bond and, when the case has been concluded or the Judge releases the bond, if you want the money returned to you or the inmate. The funds are held by the court until the case is concluded or the Judge releases the bond.

Personal Recognizance: This type of bond is only authorized by a Judge. A Judge may issue a  “PR” bond at any time during incarceration. If a PR bond is issued there may be conditions set as part of the bond.

Commissary Service:

Inmates may purchase personal hygiene items, allowable detention facility clothing, snacks, writing, recreational reading materials, phone cards, etc. from the Detention Facility Commissary each week. Money may be deposited in an inmates account to allow them to purchase commissary items. Inmates must have money in the inmate account in order to take advantage of commissary items.

Work Release Program:

The Platte County Detention Facility offers a work release program on a space available basis. This program is designed to assist the courts by giving an alternative placement for sentencing.  It allows an inmate the ability to maintain employment and provide for their family or allows students to remain enrolled in their classes. There are strict requirements for participation in the work release program, some of them include:

Court Approval

No outstanding warrants

Acceptable criminal history

Acceptable employment

Must pass UA

Comply with facility rules in addition to State, Local and Federal Laws.

The work release inmate must pay to participate in the work release program. The amount is $15.00 per day for every day of incarceration, plus a $20.00 fee for a UA test. Work release fees must be paid 1 week in advance. All inmates in the program will be searched upon returning at the end of their day out. Periodic checks will be made by Corrections staff to assure the inmates are out at the location they are suppose to be. Any violation of the rules of the work release program will be reason for termination. No work release applications will be accepted before the incarceration time starts.

 

Platte County Sheriff's Office
2610 14th Street
Columbus, NE 68601
402-564-3229