Nebraska Revised Statute 31-405

Chapter 31


Formation; notice of election; publication; contents; posting.

Thereupon the county clerk shall publish one notice once each week for three weeks in a newspaper published in the proposed district, and if the district embraces land in more than one county, then said notice shall be published in a legal newspaper published in the proposed district in each county. If no legal newspaper is published in the proposed district then the notice shall be published in a legal newspaper published in each of the counties having land within the proposed district. The notice shall state the filing of the petition; that it is filed under the provisions of sections 31-401 to 31-450, giving the title thereof in full; the boundaries of the proposed district as fixed by the county board; that an election will be held at a certain place in the proposed district, which place shall be named in said notice, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 6 p.m., on a day named therein; that at said election the question of the formation of the proposed district shall be determined, and a board of directors elected, giving the number of such board, such board to take office contingently on the formation of the district; Provided, that if there is no newspaper published within the district or within the county, the county clerk shall prepare a copy of such notice, and cause it to be posted in three conspicuous and suitable places in the district.


  • Laws 1907, c. 153, § 5, p. 475;
  • R.S.1913, § 1870;
  • C.S.1922, § 1817;
  • Laws 1925, c. 87, § 1, p. 265;
  • C.S.1929, § 31-505;
  • R.S.1943, § 31-405.


  • Notice of formation of district was properly published. Prucka v. Eastern Sarpy Drainage Dist., 157 Neb. 284, 59 N.W.2d 761 (1953).

  • Where notice sets forth boundaries in detail as described in petition for organization of district, it is sufficient to meet requirements of this section as setting forth description. Chicago & N. W. Ry. Co. v. Payne Creek Drainage Dist., 148 Neb. 139, 26 N.W.2d 607 (1947).

  • Notice should be given of change of boundaries. State ex rel. Sheffer v. Fuller, 83 Neb. 784, 120 N.W. 495 (1909).

  • First publication may be less than three weeks before election. State ex rel. Harris v. Hanson, 80 Neb. 724, 115 N.W. 294 (1908).