Skip Navigation

City of Omaha - Nebraska

City of Omaha Finance DepartmentOmaha, Nebraska

Text Size   - | +

City of Omaha Wheel Tax Change - Effective January 1, 2007

Who is affected by the new Wheel Tax Law?
How do I know which tax district I am in and if my tax district is included within that area?
How much is the wheel tax fee?
Is anyone exempt from paying the tax?
How will I prove that I have paid my wheel tax?
Who should I contact if I have questions?


Who is affected by the new Wheel Tax Law?
A new ordinance, passed January 1, 2013, has amended the City code to anyone living within a tax district that is (wholly or partially) within the City limits.

back to top

How do I know which tax district I am in and if my tax district is included within that area?
The tax district number (four-digit) may be listed on your tax notice or you may contact Douglas County to find out what your tax district number is.

back to top

How much is the wheel tax fee?
The basic wheel tax fee is $50. The rates will vary depending upon the type of vehicle. The postcard that you receive will reflect the exact tax due on the vehicle being registered.

back to top

Is anyone exempt from paying the tax?
Active duty military and students can obtain a sticker for proof of exemption. 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 fulltime student (a student I.D. is not sufficient).

Active duty military will need to provide proof of current vehicle registration (from another state or another Nebraska county while maintaining a residence in Omaha), a copy of military orders and a current military I.D. card. Exempt stickers are available for a $5 charge.

back to top

How will I prove that I have paid my wheel tax?
It will be printed on your receipt that you receive from Douglas County when you renew your license plates and pay your fee.

back to top

Who should I contact if I have questions?
You should call the City of Omaha Finance Department at 402-444-6263 if you have questions. 

back to top