Apply for Permits

Douglas County Building staff is preparing to adopt the 2018 International Building, Residential, Plumbing, Mechanical, Fuel Gas, Energy Conservation and Fire Codes with amendments.  The proposed codes are scheduled to be heard by the Douglas County Board of  Commissioners on Nov. 12, 2019, and if approved would become effective Jan. 1, 2020,

The Douglas County Building Division issues Building Permits for unincorporated areas of Douglas County.  Building permits authorize the performance of a specified activity and allow the Building Official to protect the occupants of buildings by reducing the potential hazards of unsafe construction and ensuring public health, safety, and welfare. The Building Division also reviews construction documents and issue permits for the installation and alteration of buildings and structures, inspect the premises for permits that have been issued and enforce compliance with the provisions of the adopted Code.

Applications may be submitted in person to the Douglas County Building Division, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., with the exception of holidays. Applications received after 4 p.m. will be post-dated to the following business day.  View associated building fees.

Have a specific project?  Review submittal requirements for your project below: