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Keith County Planning and Zoning

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 - Rod Hopken (308) 289-2345

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 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
2015 International Building Code (IBC) except Chapters 8, 12-13, 20, 27-30, 32, 33 and Appendices A-D, F, H, J-M

2015 International Residential Code (IRC) except Chapters 12-17, 19-22, 24-32, 34-43 and Appendices A-D, F-G, I, K, N-Q, T

2012 International Existing Building Code (IEBC) except Chapters 3-4 and Appendices A

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










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