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Keith County Planning and Zoning

The Planning and Zoning office will be closed Thursday, November 11th, in observance of Veteran's Day.

Zoning Administration
          333 East 2nd Street, Suite 20 (Physical Address)
          511 North Spruce Street, Room 209 (Mailing Address)
          Ogallala NE  69153
          Phone:  (308) 284-3556
          Fax:     (308) 284-6070
          Email: planning@keithcountyne.gov

Building Inspector - Mike Svoboda
                                      msvoboda@keithcountyne.gov
                                       308-289-0142

Office Hours: Monday – Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., CLOSED FRIDAY

  • All new construction in Keith County requires a building permit with the exception of accessory buildings under 300 square feet. 
  • Inspections are required for all building permits.     
  • Keith County does not provide zoning administration for the City of Ogallala (2 mile ETJ), Village of Brule (1 mile ETJ), and the Village of Paxton (1 mile ETJ).
           City of Ogallala - Ken Knoepfel (308) 284-6723 ext 215
           Village of Brule - Vicki Malmkar (308) 287-2596
           Village of Paxton - Lori Stevens (308) 520-3129

  • The Keith County, Nebraska Zoning and Subdivision Regulations were approved in 2019.
  • The 2003 Keith County Comprehensive Plan was updated/amended in 2018.
  • Keith County Building Codes: On September 22, 2021 the County Board approved the adoption of a Resolution updating to the 2018 building codes.  

ADOPTION OF THE 2018 INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CODE.

To provide certain minimum standards, provisions, and requirements for safe and stable design, methods of construction, and uses of materials in buildings hereafter erected, constructed, enlarged, altered, repaired, relocated, and converted, the 2018 Edition of the International Building Code, as printed in book or pamphlet form, is hereby incorporated by reference in addition to all amendments as though printed in full herein. All prior resolutions of the county in conflict herewith shall be and are hereby rescinded. One copy of the 2018 Edition of the International Building Code is on file at the office of the Keith County Planning & Zoning and is available for public inspection during regular business hours. The provisions of the Building Code shall be controlling throughout the county.

ADOPTION OF 2018 INTERNATIONAL RESIDENTIAL CODE.

To provide certain minimum standards, provisions, and requirements for safe and stable design, methods of construction, and uses of materials in buildings hereafter erected, constructed, enlarged, altered, repaired, relocated, and converted, the 2018 Edition of the International Residential Code, as printed in book or pamphlet form, is hereby incorporated by reference in addition to all amendments as though printed in full herein. All prior resolutions of the county in conflict herewith shall be and are hereby rescinded. One copy of the 2018 Edition of the International Residential Code is on file at the office of the Keith County Planning & Zoning and is available for public inspection during regular business hours. The provisions of the International Residential Code shall be controlling throughout the county and its zoning jurisdiction provided, however, that the following provisions of The International Residential Code 2018 Edition, shall not be adopted:

  • Part III Chapter 3 Section R 309.5 and Section 313 Automatic Fire
    Sprinkler Systems.
  • Part VIII Chapters 34 through 41 Electrical (inclusive)
  • Chapter 3 Section 302.13 Floors, Gen. F.P.
  • Chapter 26 General Plumbing Requirements.

And provided further that:

The following entry shall be added to the adopted building code:

Part III, Chapter 3, Table R301.2 (1) Climatic and Geographic Design Criteria




  • To obtain a physical property address contact Keith County Communications Director, Laurie Hood (308) 284-2011.        










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