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Building Inspector & Permit Forms

The Building Inspector's Office is located on the first floor of City Hall, open Monday - Friday, 8am-5pm.

Departments of Public Works
Brad Bailey, Municipal Building Inspector

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


City Hall is open Monday - Friday, from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. The Municipal Building Inspector’s Office is located on the first floor. An elevator is accessible from the ground floor entrance on the south side of the building.

The International Building Code (IBC) 2018, International Residential Code (IRC) 2018, International Property Maintenance Code 2009, Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC) 2009 - with Lincoln Amendments, National Electric Code 2014, International Mechanical Code 2018, 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.

Zoning Regulations and Building Codes

Call Before You Dig

Building Inspector FAQ

City Maps

View the Master Fee Schedule

Nuisance Control


Building Permits & Inspections

The City of Crete, Nebraska 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

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.

Click on the links below to download forms (pdf):

For Business Registrations and these local permits see the City Clerk's Office:

  • City business registration - annually and new businesses
  • Fireworks sales permits
  • Itinerant sales permits (door-to-door sales, peddler's permit)
  • Liquor license - special events permits
  • Special Event Permit
  • Prohibited Animal Permit
  • ATV and UTV use in city limits
  • Additional permits related to city ordinances