Nebraska Building Codes

Building Codes References

The State Fire Marshall's Office publishes official interpretations of Nebraska's fire codes. To obtain copies, contact the State Fire Marshal's Office (402) 471-2027.

All plans for commercial construction must be submitted to the State Fire Marshal's Office for review. Building codes are enforced by the local jurisdiction. For more information contact the Plans Division, (402) 471-2027.

Code TypeCode ModelAmendment Contact
Building/Dwelling CodeIBC 2006, IRC 2006online
Structural CodeIBC 2006, IRC 2006online
Plumbing CodeUPC 2000online
Mechanical CodeIMC 2006online
Electrical CodeNEC 2008online
Applies as a mandatory minimum to all buildings
Fire/Life Safety CodeNFPA; NFPA 101, 2002 (Nebraska State Fire Code Regulations, Title 153)Doug Hohbein, State Fire Marshal's Office, (402) 471-9474
Applies as a mandatory minimum to all buildings
Accessibility CodeADAAG 1991 (Nebraska State Fire Code Regulations, Title 156)Doug Hohbein, State Fire Marshal's Office, (402) 471-9474
Applies to all new public buildings
Energy CodeIECC 2003online
MEC applies to all commercial and residential construction.
IECC applies to all state-owned and state-funded buildings.
Elevator CodeASME A17.1; ASME A17.3 (Nebraska Administrative Code, Title 230, Chapter 1)Online
Gas CodeIFGC 2006online
Applies as a mandatory minimum to all buildings
Boiler CodeNebraska Administrative Code, Title 229, Chapters 1-28Online

Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJ)

Authorities Having Jurisdiction are those government officials who are the final authority on questions in a particular area (or jurisdiction).
Jurisdictional AreaContact
ElectricalRandy Anderson
Director, State Electrical Division
Phone: (402) 471-3550
Fax: (402) 471-4297
AccessibilitySusen Lindner
Plans Examiner, Fire Marshal's Office
Phone: (402) 471-9469
Fax: (402) 471-3118
Building InspectorState Fire Marshal's Office
Phone: (402) 471-2027
Fax: (402) 471-3118
Plan ReviewDoug Hohbein
Chief Plans Examiner, State Fire Marshal's Office
Phone: (402) 471-9474
Fax: (402) 471-3118
Historic PreservationHistoric Preservation Office
Phone: (402) 471-4787
Fax: (402) 471-3316
EnergyLynn K. Chamberlin
Nebraska Energy Office
Phone: (402) 471-2867
Fax: (402) 471-3064
EnvironmentalDepartment of Environmental Quality
Phone: (402) 471-2186
Fax: (402) 471-2909
Health DepartmentHealth & Human Services System
Phone: (402) 471-3121
Fire MarshalDoug Hohbein
Chief Plans Examiner, State Fire Marshal's Office
Phone: (402) 471-9474
Fax: (402) 471-3118
Forestry/ParksRex Amack
Games & Parks
Phone: (402) 471-0641
Boiler InspectorNE Dept. of Labor, Boiler Inspections
Phone: (402) 471-2239
Elevator InspectorWilliam Witt
NE Dept. of Labor, Elevator Inspections
Phone: (402) 595-2523
Building codes are also available for these other Nebraska municipalities: