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Update Nov. 9: City Hall is currently closed to in-person visitors. Contact staff by phone or email during regular business hours: Monday-Friday, 8am - 5pm.

City of Crete
Departments of Public Works
Brad Bailey, Municipal Building Inspector

City Hall - 241 E. 13th Street
P.O. Box 86
Crete, NE 68333
Phone: 402.826.4312 ext. 6417

Public Works Directory

The International Building Code (IBC), International Residential Code (IRC), International Property Maintenance Code, Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC) - with Lincoln Amendments, National Electric Code, International Mechanical Code and National Fire Code (NFPA), as adopted in City Code, are enforced within the city limits of Crete and the two mile zoning jurisdiction. Enforcement of the provisions of the municipal Code pertaining to building construction and repair and collection of fees is the responsibility of the Municipal Building Inspector, Brad Bailey.

Building Permit Forms

Call Before You Dig

Zoning Regulations and Building Codes

Building Inspector FAQ

The City of Crete requires building permits if you plan to construct, erect, enlarge, alter, repair, improve, remove, convert or demolish any building or dwelling. Some examples would be replacing a water heater, furnace or air conditioner. Applications for the appropriate building permit and applicable fees are filed with the building inspector. Each application for permit must be in writing and include the following:

  • Legal description of the land on which the construction, relocation or demolition is to occur
  • Nature of the use or occupancy of the building
  • Dimensions
  • Estimated cost
  • Names of owner, architect, and contractor
  • Building permits are available online.

The Building Inspector will inspect, as often as necessary, any building which is being constructed, altered, repaired or relocated to determine if the work being done is in conformity with all Municipal building and housing regulations.

  • The City Building Inspector can write citations for building code violations.
  • Homeowners and property owners/occupants should make sure contractors working on their property are licensed and additionally licensed (specifically plumbing) to work in the City of Crete, through the Building Inspector's Office. Unlicensed contractors risk being cited and removed from projects.

For additional information regarding Municipal Building Code, permits and zoning regulations, contact Brad Bailey, Municipal Building Inspector; 402-826-4312 or email brad.bailey@crete.ne.gov