Nebraska Revised Statute 69-406.01
Manhole cover or sewer grate; purchase or receipt; limitations; payment.
No secondary metals recycler shall purchase or receive any manhole cover or sewer grate except from (1) an authorized representative of the political subdivision that owns the manhole cover or sewer grate as is evidenced by the stamping or engraving on the cover or grate or (2) a third party who has a legitimate bill-of-sale, letter of authorization, or similar approval from the political subdivision evidencing the third party's right to possess and sell the cover or grate. Payment for a manhole cover or sewer grate shall be by draft or check and sent by United States mail, postage prepaid, to the official address of the finance department of such political subdivision or to the third-party seller. Such draft or check shall be made payable only to the political subdivision or to the third-party seller.