How much does a permit cost?
Permit fees are figured one of three ways:
1. Based on the square footage of the project area, such as the finished area of a new house or addition, or the size of a garage. City hall will determine the fee and notify the applicant.

2. Based on the number of specific items involved with the permit, such as number of electrical receptacles, number of bathrooms, number of furnaces.

3. A flat fee for specific types of projects, such a roofing, siding or new sidewalk.

Most building permits also have a deposit ($50, $200 or $500) which is refunded once the project is completed and has passed the final inspection.

Contact the Building Department (402.426.4191) for specific fee information.

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1. When is a building permit required?
2. How much does a permit cost?
3. How long does it take to process a permit?
4. Do I have to remove old layers of roof material when I am applying a new roof?
5. When does a structure require footings?
6. When are footings to be inspected?
7. Do I need a permit to perform electrical services in my own home?
8. If the City issues me a building permit, but the Building Inspector finds violations when performing an inspection, does having a permit make those violations allowable?
9. How soon must I begin work once I have received a permit?
10. When is it required to have building plans and drawings stamped by an engineer or architect licensed in Nebraska?
11. When are emergency egress windows required in single family homes?