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Closed Property (402) 444-3954

The Closed Property Ordinance provides relief to business owners and managers from problems related to people entering their business grounds during non-business hours.

 

The Closed Property Program creates a relationship between business owners and the Omaha Police Department (OPD). This relationship allows the Police Department to provide enhanced protection to business properties by discretionary response to on-site observations of undesirable activity.

 

This approach helps to alleviate a wide range of complaints such as

  • after-hours congregation
  • traffic congestion
  • littering
  • vandalism

For example, merchants sometimes have difficulty with younger people gathering on their parking lots after hours and leaving litter or vandalizing the property.

 

Under the provisions of the Closed Property Ordinances, property owners may apply to register their property with the City of Omaha.  The application process includes submitting proof of liability insurance. The hours the property is closed to unauthorized persons will be prominently posted on the property. Once the agreement is in effect, Police Officers can immediately arrest any violators for trespass.

 

If you are interested in registering your property in the program, please review the Closed Property Registration Packet below. It contains:

  • an instruction sheet
  • blank registration and contract forms
  • a sample certificate of insurance
  • a copy of the Closed Property Ordinances

Please review this material, and complete and return the registration and contract forms (pages 3, 4 & 5).

 

NOTE:  There are two signature boxes, each requiring an original signature. A representative from each business on the property (i.e. strip malls, office buildings, etc.) must sign page 4 acknowledgement notification of participation in the program.

 

Contact your insurance company in regard to the certificate of insurance.

 

Closed Property Registration Packet 

 

To register your property in the program, please complete the forms and forward to:

Omaha Police Department
Closed Property c/o Business Watch Squad 
505 S 15 St
Omaha, NE 68102

 

Questions? 

If you have any questions, please contact the Closed Property Line at 444-3954