Omaha offering pre-approved deck, garage plans for homewowners

(Gray Media)
Published: Apr. 6, 2021 at 7:12 PM CDT
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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - Homeowners in the city now have a new permitting option for planning deck and garage construction projects.

The City of Omaha Planning Dept is offering five submitted deck plans and two detached garage plans that are code-compliant and will include a guide to help navigate the process, with more options to come. Original plans will still be reviewed through the normal process, which can take up to four to six weeks for approval.

The cost of labor and material is how the planning department will determine permit costs.

“We are always looking for ways to improve customer service,” Mayor Jean Stothert said in a Tuesday news release. “We strive to make every interaction with the city government a good experience. This fast track permit process is an excellent example of responsive customer service.”

The city issued 746 building permits for decks and 173 detached garage permits in 2020, according to the release.

Correction: A previous version of this article indicated an incorrect timeframe for plan approval. 6 News regrets the error.

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