Permits & Licenses

Building Related Permits, Inspections, and Contractor Licensing

Building permits are required for most projects. Please use the links below to access our Citizen Portal to file for all building-related permits, or to apply for a plumbing license. Paper applications are available by request at or in person at City Hall. 

Additional Information: 
Contractor Licensing:
  • Plumbing License requirements :
    • Master Plumbing License from Omaha, La Vista, or Bellevue
    • Current Certificate of Insurance
    • $30 licensing fee
  • Electrical Contractor requirements
    • State of Nebraska Electrical Contractor License 
    • Current Certificate of Insurance 
Current Adopted Building Codes: 
  • 2018 International Building Code® 
  • 2018 International Residential Code®
  • 2021 Ralston Plumbing Code
  • The National Electrical Code, 2017 (NFPA 70, 2017) 
  • 2018 International Mechanical Code® 
  • 2018 International Energy Conservation Code®
  • 2018 International Swimming Pool and Spa Code®
  • 2018 Property Maintenance Code®


If you have a question regarding permits or plumbing license requirements, you may contact:

Dan Freshman - Building and Safety Director/Chief Building Official
Phone: (402) 331-6677, Ext. 1310
5500 S. 77th Street
Ralston, NE 68127