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Building Department COVID-19 Information

In a continued effort to contain the spread of the Coronavirus, effective immediately, the City of La Vista is restricting public access to all City buildings including the Community Development office.

Community Development staff will still be answering phones during normal business hours, but walk-ins will not be allowed.

Please submit all applications digitally, if possible, by e-mail or by fax (402-593-6445). If you have physical building plans or materials samples that must be submitted in-person, please give us a call ahead of time to arrange a drop-off.

For applications or questions pertaining to the Building Department, please submit via e-mail to Jeff Sinnett at , or call us at (402) 593-6400.


The City of La Vista Building Department will be suspending all non-essential interior inspections for occupied buildings until further notice. This includes all rental inspections that do not have a life-safety component. Exterior and new-construction inspections will continue at this time. For questions, call the La Vista Community Development office at (402) 593-6400.

The Building Department handles all permits and inspections for new construction and remodeling, as well as electrical, mechanical, and plumbing projects in the City of La Vista. 

Plumbing, Mechanical and Electrical permits are required for new installations, replacements or removal of plumbing fixtures, H.V.A.C. equipment or water, drainage, sewer, gas piping systems or electrical wiring.

The City of La Vista has adopted the 2012 I-Codes, which consists of the following:
  • International Building Code
  • International Residential Code
  • International Plumbing Code
  • International Mechanical Code
  • International Fuel Gas Code
  • International Energy Conservation Code (2009)
  • National Electric Code (2017)
  • International Property Maintenance Code

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