The state of Nebraska has Open City Agreements with the States of Iowa and South Dakota.
The agreement with the State of South Dakota grants full license reciprocity to properly licensed commercial, non-apportioned vehicles, which enter and remain within the following corporate city limits:
- Nebraska: South Sioux City, Dakota City
- South Dakota: North Sioux City, Yankton*
*The corporate city limits of Yankton, SD shall include a three-mile radius of the city limits.
This agreement applies to vehicle registration only and does not affect fuel tax or insurance authority requirements. The agreement also does not extend reciprocity to commercial vehicles displaying reduced fee plates, other than farm plates, and does not affect length, width, or weight requirements.
The agreements with the State of Iowa grants: 1. full license reciprocity to properly licensed commercial, non-apportioned vehicles, and; 2. exemption from interstate fuel tax reporting requirements and displaying the fuel licenses and display of fuel decals(s) for qualified motor vehicles that use fuel upon which the fuel tax has been paid, when such vehicles enter and remain within the following corporate city limits; but does not allow intra-state hauling.
- Omaha and the federal "commercial zone" of Omaha
- Dakota City
- South Sioux City
- Nebraska City (including that portion of Nebraska Highway 2 from the city limits to the Nebraska-Iowa border, in Nebraska)
- Council Bluffs and the federal "commercial zone" of Council Bluffs
- Carter Lake*
- Port Neal
- Sioux City
- Hamburg including Highways 2, 275 & 333
*The cities of Bellevue, NE and Carter Lake, IA are exempt from the fuel tax only.
Federal Commercial Zone - the Federal Commercial Zone is based on the population of the city. The commercial zone for Council Bluffs, based on the population from the most recent census, is a 6-mile radius around the city limits. The commercial zone for Omaha is a 10-mile radius around the city limits. The complete definition for the Federal Commercial Zone can be found on the federal website at http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/. (Commercial Zones Sec. 372.241)
These agreements do not affect insurance authority requirements, and does not extend reciprocity to commercial vehicles displaying reduced fee plates, other than farm plates, and does not affect length, width, or weight requirements.