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Building and Zoning

The City of Wahoo Building Inspection Department enforces the City's building codes, issues the required permits, and performs inspections on building construction and remodeling work, plumbing, and heating/air conditioning within the city limits and the one-mile extraterritorial jurisdiction.

Prior to beginning any work on a building or remodeling project, it is advisable to check if it is permitted under Building Code and Zoning Regulations. Building size and height, lot size, setback, and permitted use regulations vary by zoning district as detailed in the Wahoo Zoning Regulations.

Contractors performing plumbing, electrical, or mechanical (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) work within the City's territorial jurisdiction must be licensed with the City of Wahoo.

The  Information Pamphlet for New Residential Construction   is a guide of contacts and requirements to consider if you are building a new house.


The City of Wahoo, as referenced in the Municipal Code, has adopted building and construction codes to assure the health, fire, and housing safety of the public. As of July 1, 2009 the following codes are in effect:

2009 International Building Code
2009 International Residential Code (with amendments as recommended by NCBOI)
2009 Uniform Plumbing Code
2009 Uniform Mechanical Code
2009 NFPA 101 Life Safety Code
2002 National Fuel Gas Code
Nebraska State Energy Code, Sec 81-1601 through 81-1626
International Energy Construction Code 2003 - Climate Zone 13

The Wahoo Zoning Regulations detail building size and height, lot size, setback, and permitted use regulations, which vary by zoning district.


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