Plan Review, Zoning & Maps

The Plan Review section of the Building and Safety Department is responsible for reviewing plans and specifications for building permits involving commercial and residential construction projects. Plan Reviewers explain and interpret building codes and zoning laws (including floodplain), as well as the Municipal codes relating to contractors, engineers, architects, and property owners. By doing so, such interested parties may anticipate potential problems and properly plan for the requirements of Lincoln's Muncipal Code.


Board of Zoning Appeals (Planning Department)

Every decision by the board shall be accompanied by a written finding of fact based on testimony and other evidence, specifying the reason for granting or denying the variance. In the event that the proposed variance or exception is denied by the Board of Zoning Appeals, no new request shall be made for the same or a substantially similar variance or exception within one year of said denial thereof. (Ord. 12571 §398; May 8, 1979).

Application Requirements

  1. Fill out the Appeal application form for the Zoning Board of Appeals.
  2. Each application shall comply with the requirements set forth in LMC §27.25.

For more information contact the Planning Department at 402-441-7491, or see City Board of Zoning Appeals or County Board of Zoning Appeals.