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 longer than expected time frame for implementing the Short Term Rental license application system for the City of Lincoln, the deadline for obtaining a license to operate a Short Term Rental unit in the city is being extended from August 1, 2021 to September 20, 2021. Please return to the Building and Safety website in the future for further updates.