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Code administration, Permitting, Inspections, and Occupational licensingOmaha, Nebraska

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Building

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License Cost

Class A and B

  • Initial $300.00 - Exam Required or Equivalent License From Another Jurisdiction is Required
  • Renewal $300.00 - See Bottom of Building License Cost Section*1*2

Class C

  • Initial $200.00 - Exam Required or Equivalent License From Another Jurisdiction is Required
  • Renewal $200.00 - See Bottom of Building License Cost Section*1*2

Class D

  • Initial $100.00 - Equivalent License From Another Jurisdiction is Required, The Exam is No Longer Available
  • Renewal $100.00 - See Bottom of Building License Cost Section*1*2

Class E (No ICC Test Required)

  • Initial $200.00 - No ICC Test
  • Renewal $100.00 - See Bottom of Building License Cost Section*1*2

Class E (With Proof of Passed ICC Test)

  • Initial $100.00 - Passed ICC Test
  • Renewal $100.00 - See Bottom of Building License Cost Section*1*2

Master Sign Erector

  • Initial $100.00 - Exam Required
  • Renewal $100.00 - 0 Continuing Education Hours*2

Journeyman Sign Erector

  • Initial $50.00 - Exam Required
  • Renewal $50.00 - 0 Continuing Education Hours*2

 

*1Building contractors must show proof of completion of nine contact hours of continuing education from agencies certified through the ICC or college courses related to construction and proof of completion of three classes provided by the city's permits and inspection division prior to license renewal.

 *2 $2.00 Renewal Mailing Fee Assessed If Not Renewing In The Office.

Insurance Requirements

Class A and B - Minimum of $1,000,000.00

Class C - Minimum of $500,000.00

Class D and E - Minimum of $300,000.00

Master Sign Erector - Minimum of $1,000,000.00

 

Bond Requirements

Minimum of $10,000.00 for all license types

 

Building Contractor Licensing Application and Procedures

Building Contractor Licensing Bond and Insurance Requirements

Building Contractor Class E Acknowledgement of Authorized Activities Form

 

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Electrical

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Registration Cost

Master Electrician (Bonded)/Electrical Contractor

  • Initial $85.00 - Current State of Nebraska License Required
  • Renewal $85.00 - Required To Submit a Current State of Nebraska License*

Master Electrician (Not Bonded)/Electrical Contractor

  • Initial $30.00 - Current State of Nebraska License Required
  • Renewal $30.00 - Required To Submit a Current State of Nebraska License*

Journeyman Electrician

  • Initial $30.00 - Current State of Nebraska License Required
  • Renewal $30.00 - Required To Submit a Current State of Nebraska License*

Residential Journeyman Electrician

  • Initial $30.00 - Current State of Nebraska License Required
  • Renewal $30.00 - Required To Submit a Current State of Nebraska License*

Apprentice (Annual)

  • Initial $10.00 - No Exam or State of Nebraska License Required, Just Register Through The City.  Must Work Under Journeyman Electrician.
  • Renewal $10.00*

 

*$2.00 Renewal Mailing Fee Assessed If Not Renewing In The Office.

 

Insurance Requirements

No insurance is required

 

Bond Requirements

Master Electrician (Bonded) - Minimum $12,500.00

 

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Plumbing

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License Cost

 Master Plumber

  • Initial $100.00 - Exam Required
  • Renewal $75.00 - 8 Continuing Education Hours

Journeyman Plumber

  • Initial $20.00 - Exam Required
  • Renewal $20.00 - 8 Continuing Education Hours

Apprentice Plumber

  • Initial $20.00 - Board Approval Required
  • Renewal $20.00 - 0 Continuing Education Hours

Lawn Sprinkler Contractor

  • Initial $25.00 - Exam Required
  • Renewal $20.00 - 4 Continuing Education Hours

Lawn Sprinkler Installer

  • Initial $15.00 - No Exam Required, Must Be Under A Lawn Sprinkler Contractor
  • Renewal $15.00 - 0 Continuing Education Hours

Water Conditioning Contractor

  • Initial $90.00 - Exam Required
  • Renewal $90.00 - 4 Continuing Education Hours

Water Conditioning Installer

  • Initial $15.00 - Exam Required
  • Renewal $15.00 - 4 Continuing Education Hours

Sewer Layer

  • Initial $25.00 - Exam Required
  • Renewal $25.00 - 4 Continuing Education Hours

Sewer and Drain Cleaner

  • Initial $50.00 - No Exam Required
  • Renewal $50.00 - 0 Continuing Education Hours

Fire Suppression - Initial and Renewal $0.00

Street Excavation -  Initial and Renewal $0.00

 

Insurance Requirements

Master Plumber - Minimum of $1,000,000.00

Lawn Sprinkler Contractor - Minimum of $1,000,000.00

Water Conditioning Contractor - Minimum of $1,000,000.00

 

Bond Requirements

Master Plumber - Minimum of $10,000.00

Lawn Sprinkler Contractor - Minimum of $10,000.00

Water Conditioning Contractor - Minimum of $10,000.00

 

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Mechanical

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License Cost

Steamfitter Master

  • Initial $100.00 - Exam Required, Exam Cost Covers The Initial Application Fee
  • Renewal $100.00 - 0 Continuing Education Hours*

Steamfitter Journeyman

  • Initial $35.00 - Exam Required, Exam Cost Covers The Initial Application Fee
  • Renewal $35.00 - 0 Continuing Education Hours*

Oil Burner Installer

  • Initial $40.00 - Exam Required, Exam Cost Covers The Initial Application Fee
  • Renewal $15.00 - 0 Continuing Education Hours*

Oil Tank Installer

  • Initial $40.00 - Exam Required, Exam Cost Covers The Initial Application Fee
  • Renewal $30.00 - 0 Continuing Education Hours*

LPG Tank Installer

  • Initial $60.00 - Exam Required, Exam Cost Covers The Initial Application Fee
  • Renewal $50.00 - 0 Continuing Education Hours*

Stationary Engineer First Grade

  • Initial $60.00 - Exam Required, Exam Cost Covers The Initial Application Fee
  • Renewal $35.00 - 0 Continuing Education Hours*

Stationary Engineer Second Grade

  • Initial $50.00 - Exam Required, Exam Cost Covers The Initial Application Fee
  • Renewal $35.00 - 0 Continuing Education Hours*

Stationary Engineer Third Grade

  • Initial $40.00 - Exam Required, Exam Cost Covers The Initial Application Fee
  • Renewal $35.00 - 0 Continuing Education Hours*

ACAD Master

  • Initial $25.00 - Exam Required
  • Renewal $50.00 - 4 Continuing Education Hours*

ACAD Journeyman

  • Initial $25.00 - Exam Required
  • Renewal $35.00 - 4 Continuing Education Hours*

Apprentice ACAD/Sheet Metal Installer

  •  Initial $25.00 - No Exam Required
  • Renewal $25.00 - 0 Continuing Education Hours*

 

*$2.00 Renewal Mailing Fee Assessed If Not Renewing In The Office.

*All Expire 12/31 Each Year

*ACAD Renewal Penalty Fees If Not Paid By 12/31 

  • January - $15.00
  • February - $60.00
  • After 60 Days, License Becomes Void

 

Insurance Requirements

Master Steamfitter - Minimum of $300,000.00

Master ACAD - Minimum of $300,000.00

 

Bond Requirements

Master Steamfitter - Minimum of $10,000.00

Master ACAD - Minimum of $10,000.00

Oil Tank Installer - Minimum of $5,000.00

LPG Tank Installer - Minimum of $10,000.00

 

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