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If you know the address of the property for which you want to apply for a building permit, click here to find which governmental jurisdiction will process your application.


The Permits and Inspection Division processes permits for:

   Rural Douglas County   Bennington   Valley  Waterloo
Building   Note 2 
Mechanical   Note 2 
Plumbing  Note 2 
Grading  Note 1  Note 2  Note 3
Floodplain  Note 1  Note 2  Note 3


Note 1: Contact City of Bennington

Note 2: Contact City of Valley 

Note 3: Contact Village of Waterloo 


A building permit application form is available here and at the Permits and Inspection Office, 15335 W. Maple Road, Suite 201, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.


NEW! Commercial / Industrial Electrical Permit Application for rural Douglas County, Bennington, and Waterloo.  


We request you call 402-444-7189 to schedule an appointment to begin the application process.


If the property is within a floodplain, a Floodplain Development Permit is required.


If applicable, a copy of the well and septic permits (issued by the Douglas County Health Department) and an Approach Permit (issued by the Douglas County Engineer's Office) must accompany an application.


New residential construction, mobile home pads, and multi-family, commercial, and industrial permits in subdivisions platted in rural Douglas County after June 13, 2006 are subject to an Arterial Street Improvement Program fee. The fee is collected at the time of permit application.


Two sets of plans are required. A stamped, approved set will be returned to you.

Fee Schedule
Current codes



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