Who do I call?

Sign Permits
Building & Safety
Sign Permit Application

Hazardous Sign
Building & Safety

Sidewalk Sale Permit
City Clerk
Sidewalk Vendor Application

Broken Tree Limbs
DLA Maintenance

Damaged Flowers
DLA Maintenance

Trash & Litter
DLA Maintenance

Sidewalk Repair
Public Works & Utilities
Report a problem online

Damaged Mail Box
US Post Office

Damaged Bus Shelter

Broken Pay Phone

Broken Street Light
Lincoln Electric System
Report a problem online

Damaged Banner
DLA Maintenance

Damaged Street Sign
Public Works & Utilities
Report a problem online

Leaking Fire Hydrant
Lincoln Water System

Broken Traffic Light
Public Works & Utilities

Snow & Ice Removal
City Snow Center

Broken Parking Meter
City Parking Office

Time Change Request
City Parking Office

Hooding Request
City Parking Office
Parking Meter Hooding Application

Parking Meter Enforcement
City Parking Office


If you have questions about downtown, you’ve come to the right place. Below is our list of Frequently Asked Questions and the left column clarifies the appropriate number to call for various services and safety issues.

Can’t find your question on this page? Email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call (402) 434-6900.

I would like to post a flyer in the downtown kiosks, who do I call?

There are five kiosks in the downtown area. The kiosks are limited to events held within our BID (Business Improvement District) boundaries, which are roughly 7th to 17th Street, J to R. Drop off your posters at our office at 206 S. 13th St., Suite 101. Materials are posted in date order due to space restrictions. If you’re not sure if your event is located within our boundaries, give us a call at (402) 434-6900. 

I’m looking for an apartment downtown. Where do I start?

DLA has an online Downtown Living guide searchable by price. For more information on downtown living contact DLA at (402) 434-6900 or the Downtown Neighborhood Association. 

What are Downtown Gift Cards and where can they be purchased?

Downtown Gift Cards are available in any denomination and are redeemable at almost any Downtown or Haymarket business. They can be purchased at the DLA or online with a credit card.  For more information call the DLA at (402) 434-6900, visit us in the Sharp Building at 206 S. 13th St., Suite 101, or click here

Where can I find a map of downtown or a listing of downtown businesses or destinations?

At our Parking & Maps section, you may download a map of downtown Lincoln. Our Visitor’s Guide, which includes a map of downtown and our business directory, is also available at our office in the Sharp Building at 206 S. 13th St., Suite 101; local hotels and other downtown businesses. You may also search our online Business Directory. If your business would like to display or distribute our Visitor’s Guide or Parking Brochure, we will deliver them to you free of charge. Please call (402) 434-6900 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Is there any place to shop in downtown?

Downtown is home to over 100 unique specialty shops. From books to shoes, you’ll find it downtown. For a complete list of stores visit our Shopping section.

What events are taking place in downtown Lincoln?

Downtown has a full calendar of events including Celebrate Lincoln, Chocolate Lovers’ Fantasy, Ribfest and the Star City Holiday Parade. For more information on these and other events, visit our interactive event calendar, where you can view or add an event. You can also download our weekly Events Calendar that includes downtown movie listings, nightlife and family fun.

What flowers are used in downtown streetscapes?

We’ve had many requests concerning the beautiful flowers throughout downtown. Check back here soon for pictures and names of commonly used flowers.

Where can I park downtown?

We often hear “there’s no parking in downtown Lincoln!” In reality, downtown Lincoln has 22,606 parking spaces. There are 3,906 on-street parking spaces. Worried about getting a ticket? Park in the garage! Visit the new downtown Lincoln parking site at www.parkandgo.org for more information on parking including locations and rates of downtown garages.

I’m interested in locating a business downtown. Who do I call?

DLA is your source for information on property owners, realtors, Space Available and general information on downtown. If you have questions, please call DLA at (402) 434-6900.