When is a building permit required?
Permits are not required for cosmetic improvements such as painting, carpeting, or replacing kitchen cabinets. Permits are required for siding, roofing, replacing windows that are not the exact same size or replacing windows in bedrooms, apartments or hotels where the new windows are required to meet the egress requirements, installing fences, accessory buildings, interior remodels, and furnace/air conditioning replacement. Please contact City Hall if there is a question of whether a permit is or is not required.

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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?