Zoning, Planning and Building Information
■ City of Lexington Code Book
■ City of Lexington Zoning Ordinance
■ 2009 International Building Code
■ 2009 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
For information regarding Building Permits contact:
(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
Fence Permit with City Easement - $47
House Moving - $100
Special Use Permit - $100
Rezoning Application - $ 100
Subdivision Process - $100
Variance/Appeal - $75
Mobile Home Location Permit - $35
Certificate of Occupancy
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. (Application for Certificate of
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
■ 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