Building & Safety

Welcome to the City of Lincoln's Building and Safety Department. Our mission is to promote the quality of life for Lincoln's residents through fire, housing, and building code enforcement.

As part of the Development Services Center, we work with other city and county agencies –HealthPlanningTransportation and Utilities, and Urban Development – to streamline the construction process as well as to promote a safe community for the residents of Lincoln and of Lancaster County.

Chad Blahak 
Director of Building and Safety and
Manager of the Development Services Center


Due to delays with implementing the Short Term Rental license application system for the City of Lincoln, the requirement for obtaining a license to operate a Short Term Rental unit in the city will not begin today, Monday, September 20, 2021 as planned. Please return to the Building and Safety website frequently for further updates.