Omaha is a wonderful city, and we look forward to welcoming you! Extensive information regarding living in Omaha can be found on the City of Omaha's website. As you prepare to relocate to Omaha, we also encourage you to view our Housing website. Please let us know if we can assist you with your move to Omaha!
Motor Vehicle Registration
According to the Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles, individuals attending school in Nebraska on a full-time basis (at least 12 credit hours) and whose vehicles are currently registered in their home state do not have to register their vehicle in Nebraska. Students should have their Student Identification Cards in their possession at all times when operating the motor vehicle in the event they are asked by law enforcement to produce evidence of their student status.
The City of Omaha does have a wheel tax that is applied to all individuals who live within 3 miles of the City Limits. Full-time students who are living within three miles of the City Limits, but who intend to maintain their vehicle registration in a different county or state, must purchase a $5 wheel tax exemption sticker from the Douglas County Treasurerís Office. Students will need to provide proof of current vehicle registration (from another state or another Nebraska county while maintaining a residence in Omaha) and proof of current status as a full-time student, such as a copy of their class schedule (a student I.D. is not sufficient).
Please keep us informed of any changes in your mailing address, e-mail address, or phone number. You can update this information on NEST, the Student Self-Service webpage. Your User ID and Password for NEST are included in your acceptance packet.