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 and counties. They vary considerably from one jurisdiction to another.

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)

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Class A

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)

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Class B

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)

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Class C

Class C contractors are home and duplex builders.

City of Omaha Licensed Class D Contractors (Residential additions and Remodels)...International Residential Code Only

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Class D

Class D contractors are residential remodeling contractors.

City of Omaha Licensed Class E Contractors (Roofing, Siding, Decks, Windows, Doors, and Fences)

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Class E

Class E contractors are roofing, siding, window and deck installers.

The City of Omaha licensed contractor lists are updated at a minimum of once a month. Please be aware that contractors that are licensed may not appear on the list. Please call 402-444-5350 with questions regarding a specific contractor.

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