Frequently asked questions from City of Lincoln

What are the options to pay your City of Lincoln Electric Utility bill?

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  • Pay in Person: You can stop by Lincoln Electric System (LES) offices or at one of our other convenient payment locations across town to pay your bill.
  • Pay by Mail: Residents can send check/money order & bill stub to the following address:

    LES
    PO Box 2986
    Omaha, NE 68103-2986
  • Pay by phone: You can call 844-706-7689 to pay your LES bill. You will need your account number and a credit/debit card to pay.
  • Pay Online: You can pay your bill online using the city's payment system by clicking "PAY NOW" above. 

Is there any flexibility on the Electric bill payment schedule in the City of Lincoln, NE?

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Yes, the City of Lincoln's Electric Service offers a Budget Billing option. This enables residential customers a way to pay a set amount each month for electric service.

Who is not eligible to renew license online?

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You are not eligible to renew online if:

  • You have changes to the information on your registration;
  • The vehicle you wish to renew is a truck that has a registered weight of more than 27 ton; or
  • Your most current registration has been expired for one year or more

What are the requirements to register to vote in Nebraska?

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You must:

  • Be a United States Citizen;
  • Live in the state of Nebraska;
  • Be at least 18 years of age on or before the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November;
  • Have not been convicted of a felony, or if convicted, at least two years have passed since the completion of your sentence for the felony including any parole term;
  • Have not been officially found to be mentally incompetent.

What are the types of traffic citations that can be paid using this service?

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Examples of traffic citations that can be paid using this service (not requiring court appearances) include:

  • speeding tickets
  • seat belt violations
  • no valid registration ticket
  • failure to stop at stop sign
  • similar offenses of a less serious nature

What do i need to renew my license online?

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To complete your request, you will need the following items:

  • A MasterCard, Visa or Discover Credit Card
  • A valid e-mail address and telephone number
  • If changing your address: Proof of Address Change documents. Click the following link for a list of approved list for uploading.
  • Commercial Driver License Only:
  • Proof of Citizenship, if not already on file. Click the following link for a list of acceptable proof of citizenship documents .
  • Self Certification Category A – Interstate – Non-Excepted Drivers only: Current medical examiner's certificate card (not long form).

What are the reasons I may not be eligible to renew my license online?

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You may be excluded for the following reasons:

  • You must be less than 72 years old to renew online.
  • You are restricted to wearing bioptic or telescopic lenses.
  • You are attempting to renew electronically more than one time every ten years (individuals 21 years of age and older).
  • You do not have a digital license or signature on file at the DMV.
  • You have an invalid status: surrendered, suspended, revoked, cancelled, etc.
  • You want to change personal data: gender, height, weight, eye color, hair color or race.
  • You want to change your name.
  • You have one or more of the following restrictions: G -- daylight driving only, V -- geographical restriction or X -- speed restriction.
  • You have an exam record pending (you recently appeared at a driver licensing office and did not complete the process).
  • You are required to appear at a driver licensing office as a result of a reexamination request.
  • You are required to submit medical or vision information to the DMV.
  • You are not a U.S. citizen; additional record checks are required which require that you make application at any driver licensing office in Nebraska.
  • State laws restrict Nebraskans from having both a valid license/permit as well as a State ID Card. If you currently do, you are not eligible to use this online service.

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

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The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. Some patients may have aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhea. These symptoms are usually mild and begin gradually. Some people become infected but don’t develop any symptoms and don't feel unwell.

Most people (about 80%) recover from the disease without needing special treatment. Around 1 out of every 6 people who get COVID-19 becomes seriously ill and develops difficulty breathing. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like high blood pressure, heart problems or diabetes, are more likely to develop serious illness.

People with fever, cough and difficulty breathing should seek medical attention.

Where can I find more information about all the cases in the US?

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You can find a detailed map with the spread of the cases here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-in-us.html

What should I do if I am sick?

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If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider for medical advice.

You can read more about what the CDC recommends here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/steps-when-sick.html

Where can I find the list of the public health testing facilities for COVID-19 in the US?

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You can find here a map that all includes states and territories with one or more laboratories that have successfully verified and are currently using COVID-19 diagnostic tests. 

Where can I find the latest case information of COVID-19 in Nebraska?

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You can find the latest information of COVID-19 cases in Nebraska here.

Please note that both state and local health departments are testing and publicly reporting their cases. In the event of a discrepancy between DHHS cases and cases reported by local public health officials, data reported by the local health department should be considered the most up to date.

When can I file an application for unemployment benefits in Nebraska?

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You can file your unemployment benefit claim as soon as your employment ends or you begin working reduced hours. Unemployment benefits cannot be paid for weeks of unemployment occurring before you file, so it is important to file as soon as possible. 

What information do I need when I apply for unemployment benefits in Nebraska?

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You will need the following information to apply for unemployment benefits in Nebraska:

  • Social Security Number
  • Complete home mailing address, including ZIP code
  • Telephone number
  • Email address
  • County you live in
  • Driver's license number or State ID card number
  • If you select direct deposit, your bank routing number and account number
  • The company names for all your employers from the past 18 months as they appear on your paycheck stubs or W-2 forms
  • Complete mailing addresses of employers, including ZIP code and the city in which the business is physically located
  • Your start and end dates with each employer, including month, day, and year
  • Your reason for leaving each employer (lack of work, voluntary quit, discharge, leave of absence)
  • Employment authorization number and expiration date (if a non-citizen)
  • If you served in the military the past 18 months, DD 214 Member #4 Form
  • If you worked for the federal government as a civilian employee in the last 18 months, Standard Form 8 or Standard Form 50. Also, compile your total wages earned with the federal employer in the last 18 months and indicate how you were paid (hourly, weekly, and monthly).

What happens after I submit my application for unemployment benefits in Nebraska?

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Unemployment Benefits Claims can take up to 21 days to process in the State of Nebraska. If necessary, the Department of Labor may call you just as soon as your claim is ready to be completed. Remember to do the following while your claim is being processed:

  • Read all communication about your claim:

    Make sure to check your email, the NEworks Message Center, telephone messages, and the mail for any claim-related updates. Keep your address current because you’ll receive letters outlining what you need to do to maintain benefit eligibility. The decisions about your claim are made based on available information, so it is important that you respond on time when you’re instructed to do so.
  • File for weekly benefits while your claim is processing:

    You have from Sunday to Friday to file your claim for the previous week. If you don’t file your claim on time, your benefit payments may be affected.
  • Report your gross earnings (before taxes are deducted) each week:

    Gross earnings include, but are not limited to: your hourly rate of pay multiplied by the total hours worked, tips, commission, and earnings from self-employment. You must report all earnings for the week that you perform the work. It is recommended that you do not wait until you are paid. Keep track of the total hours you work each week, Sunday through Saturday. Misreporting wages is fraud and could result in penalties and criminal charges.

How to Pay Electric Bill Online in the City of Lincoln?

You can access all the information on how to Pay Electric Bill Online here.

How to Online Recreational Activity/Class Registration Online in the City of Lincoln?

You can access all the information on how to Online Recreational Activity/Class Registration Online here.

How to Pay Water Bill Online in the City of Lincoln?

You can access all the information on how to Pay Water Bill Online here.

How to Pay for Parking Citation Online in the City of Lincoln?

You can access all the information on how to Pay for Parking Citation Online here.

How to Renew Vehicle Registration Online in the City of Lincoln?

You can access all the information on how to Renew Vehicle Registration Online here.

How to Register to Vote Online in the City of Lincoln?

You can access all the information on how to Register to Vote Online here.

How to Pay for Traffic Citation Online in the City of Lincoln?

You can access all the information on how to Pay for Traffic Citation Online here.

How to Driver License Renewal Online in the City of Lincoln?

You can access all the information on how to Driver License Renewal Online here.

How to Corona COVID-19 Response Online in the City of Lincoln?

You can access all the information on how to Corona COVID-19 Response Online here.

How to Apply for Unemployment Insurance Online in the City of Lincoln?

You can access all the information on how to Apply for Unemployment Insurance Online here.

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