Zoning, Planning and Building Information

Code Books

City of Lexington Code Book
City of Lexington Zoning Ordinance
2015 International Building Code
2015 International Residential Code
2009 International Property Maintenance Code (Resolution 2012-29)
Nebraska Accessibility Guidelines
Contact State Electrical Division for Electric Permits
Contact Nebraska State Fire Marshall for Plan Approval

Building Permit Applications

Accessory Structure
Building Moving Package
Mobile Home
New Home

For information regarding Building Permits contact:

Mark Yung

Building Inspector

(308) 324-2341; Ext.1111


Approval of Permits

Permits must be filed, fees paid, and permit approved before work is started

A minimum of five (5) working days is required for plan review and permit issuance.

Permit Fees (based on total valuation)

$1,000 to $2,500 - $12 fee

$2,501 to $5,000 - $25 fee

$5,001 to $10,000 - $50 fee

$10,001 to $15,000 - $75 fee

$15,001 to $20,000 - $100 fee

$20,001 to $100,000 - based on value of the project

$100,001 and up - $500 fee

Zoning Applications

Conditional Use Permit - $100

Rezoning Application - $ 100

Subdivision Application - $100

Administrative Survey Application - $75

Board of Adjustment Appeal Application - $75

Certificate of Occupancy

Certificate of Occupancy Application

A Certificate of Occupancy is required for all industrial, commercial and
new residential occupancies. A building may not be occupied or reused until a
Certificate of Occupancy has been issued by the building official.

The Certificate of Occupancy will not be issued until all final inspections
have been made and the building found to conform with all codes, however, a
temporary certificate to use a portion or portions of a building may be issued
in letter form provided the building official finds no health or safety hazards

Inspections Required

■ Staking for building location

■ Building footings before pouring

■ Water supply line before backfilling

■ Building sewer line before backfilling

■ Rough-in, all trades, when appropriate

■ Driveway, sidewalk, and curb cuts and forms, before pouring

■ Final, all trades

■ For re-inspection of corrective work following original inspection

Note: Failure of contractor to request inspection before work is covered may make a contractor liable for cost of uncovering and recovering work


Contractors are urged to plan ahead and request inspections at a minimum of 24 hours to guarantee inspection is to be made.

Inspectors will make every effort to make inspection at time requested so as not to delay construction progress.

An "Inspection Record" will be posted at the building site by the inspector. At the time of each inspection, this tag will be marked either "Approved" or "Corrections Required".

If "Inspection Record" is marked "Approved", contractor may proceed with work.

If "Inspection Record" is marked "Correction Required", concrete shall not be poured, ditches shall not be backfilled, electric or water service will not be connected, etc., until corrections are made, reinspected, and approved. Contractor may contact inspector for immediate information on corrections required. An "Inspection Report" will be mailed detailing violations.

If violations are an immediate hazard to life or property, a "Stop Work Order" will be attached to the "Inspection Record" and the "Inspection Record" may be marked indicating that utility service is to be ordered disconnected.

A "Stop Work Order" will also be used in the case of not permit and/or improper licensing