Nebraska Revised Statute 15-205

Chapter 15


Safety regulations; sidewalk structures; powers.

A primary city shall have power to remove all obstructions from the sidewalk, curbstones, gutters, and crosswalks at the expense of the owners or occupants of the grounds fronting thereon, or at the expense of the person placing the same there; and to regulate the building of bulkheads, cellars, and basement ways, stairways, railways, window and doorways, awnings, hitching posts and rails, lampposts, awning posts, and all other structures upon or over adjoining excavations through or under the sidewalks of the city.


  • Laws 1901, c. 16, § 129, VI, p. 128;
  • R.S.1913, § 4418;
  • C.S.1922, § 3802;
  • C.S.1929, § 15-205;
  • R.S.1943, § 15-205.


  • Allowing and regulating entrances to basements through sidewalks is within reasonable discretion of mayor and council. State ex rel. McNerney v. Armstrong, 97 Neb. 343, 149 N.W. 786 (1914).

  • Where boiler room was constructed under proper authority from city, after maintenance for fifteen years, authorities could not have same removed as a nuisance. Tiernan v. Thorp, 88 Neb. 662, 130 N.W. 280 (1911).

  • City must keep streets and walks free of obstructions for entire width. Chapman v. City of Lincoln, 84 Neb. 534, 121 N.W. 596 (1909).