License and CODES
The right contractor complies with all local, state, and national guidelines.
Comply With Local Codes and Permits
Building codes have been established by most cities, towns
A building permit generally is required whenever structural work is involved or when the basic living area or footprint of the home is to be changed.
A professional who works in your city or town every day will know the local requirements.
City of Omaha
As of September 1, 2012, the City of Omaha instated a requirement that contractors in Omaha be licensed when doing construction work for hire on a project that requires a building permit. Many surrounding areas, such as Bellevue and Council Bluffs are affected by this requirement as well. If you are unsure of whether or not your project requires a City of Omaha Licensed Contractor, speak with your contractor prior to work beginning on your project, or you may contact the Greater Omaha Remodelers Association-PRO of NE-IA Office for more information.
City of Omaha Contractor License Types
Click through the list below to see what type of license
your contractor needs.
City of Omaha Licensed Class A Contractors (All commercial and residential construction)
Class A contractors can do work on all structures up to and including high-rise buildings.
City of Omaha Licensed Class B Contractors (Commercial and residential construction of four stories or less)
Class B contractors can do work on all structures up to and including four stories in height.
City of Omaha Licensed Class C Contractors (One and two family dwellings)
Class C contractors are home and duplex builders.
City of Omaha Licensed Class D Contractors (Residential additions and Remodels)...International Residential Code Only
Class D contractors are residential remodeling contractors.
City of Omaha Licensed Class E Contractors (Roofing, Siding, Decks, Windows, Doors, and Fences)
Class E contractors are roofing, siding, window and deck installers.