Dogs are required to be registered through the City.  You can register your dog at the City Office.  They are also required to have current rabies vaccinations.  Officers may issue citations for failing to register your dog or having current rabies vaccinations.

To Protect and Serve

Lets Keep Cozad


Mission Statement

The Cozad Police Department would like to ask residents to help keep Cozad clean and beautiful.  The Police Department handles hundreds of calls every year in relation to cleanliness of properties around town.  This includes trash or rubbish in yards as well as vehicles that are not licensed or operable.

Remember to license your vehicles.  Failure to license your vehicle could result in it being towed at the owners expense.  Officers may issue citations for trash or rubbish in yards as well as unlicensed or inoperable vehicles.

Residents may dispose of yard waste/clippings or trimmings in the green dumpsters provided around town by the city.  Trash and debris may be disposed of in the tan dumpsters around town.  Residents may also utilize the dumpster area on the south side of Hwy 30. 

Please dispose of your trash and yard waste properly.  Officers may issue citations for disposing of waste in the wrong dumpster per city ordinance 4-204.01.

In God We Trust.

The Cozad Police Department handles a large volume of calls in relation to animals.  Remember that owning a dog is a responsibility.  Please ensure your dog is secured and taken care of. 

The mission of the Cozad Police Department is to preserve the Peace in Cozad, Nebraska by serving our citizens and visitors with the highest level of public safety.  We are dedicated to protect and serve by exemplifying honor, integrity, honesty, compassion, leadership, professional competence, and respect.

The Cozad Police Department will protect life and property through enforcement of regulations, ordinances, and laws.  The Staff pledges a commitment to public service while also providing non-enforcement assistance to citizens in need.

The Cozad Police Department would like to remind residents to observe and abide by school zone speed limits as well as watch for children walking to and from.  By slowing down and being attentive we can help our children get to and from school and sporting events safely.

Yard Waste                                 Household     Vegetation                        Trash

Dog at Large

A dog at large is defined as any dog that is not under the actual control of the owner by means of a leash, cord, chain or other physical restraint; is not confined within a cage, enclosed vehicle, fenced enclosure or shelter; or is not within the real property limits of the owner and in the owner’s presence. Owners can be cited for allowing their dogs to run at large.


    The Cozad Police Department would like to remind                                                                                                                               parents and children of the Curfew Ordinance.  With                                                                                                                             warm weather and summer comes the desire to be                                                                                                                               out at night.  Please ensure you or your children are in                                                                                                                         compliance with the City Ordinance.  If caught                                                                                                                                         violating the curfew ordinance you may receive a                                                                                                                                   citation.

6-252 Misdemeanors; Curfew.  It shall be unlawful for any minor person to be upon the public streets or other public places, vacant lots or other unsupervised places, within the city of Cozad, Nebraska between the hours of:
10:00 PM to 5:00 AM of the following day, of all days of the week, for any person under the age of 16 years.
12:00 AM to 5:00 AM of the following day, of all days of the week, for persons of 16 and 17 years.
Any person who would otherwise be in violation of the above provisions of this section, shall not be in violation if any of the following exceptions apply:
When the minor is accompanied by a parent, guardian, or other adult person having the care or custody of such a minor person.
When the minor is accompanied by an adult authorized by a parent, guardian, or other adult having care or custody of such minor person, to take said person's place in accompanying said minor for a designated period of time and purpose within a specified area.
When the minor person is upon an emergency errand or legitimate business as directed by his or her parent guardian or other adult person having the care or custody or such minor person.
When the presence of such minor is as the result of some legitimate employment, trade, profession or occupation in which the minor person is engaged.
When the minor is on the sidewalk or property where the minor resides.
When the minor is returning from a school activity or an activity or a religious or other voluntary association, or a place of public entertainment, such as a movie, play, or sporting event, or such activity of the kind normally attended by minors seventeen years and under; provided that when such activity terminates after or less than one hour prior to the respective curfews, the curfew shall commence one hour after the termination of such activity.

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