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Due to the COVID-19 Virus, the Environmental Services offices have reduced staff working on site with others working off site.  Our Inspectors are still working daily to complete inspections for new construction projects only. We are NOT doing inspections on structures that are occupied as a residence.   We are still accepting building permit applications. County Employees are also practicing social distancing and would appreciate your cooperation with this.

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 WaterlooBuilding  Note 2 Electrical Mechanical  Note 2 Plumbing Note 2 Grading Note 1 Note 2 Note 3Floodplain 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.

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