Community Development

Community Development COVID-19 Information

In a continued effort to contain the spread of the Coronavirus, effective immediately, the City of La Vista is restricting public access to all City buildings including the Community Development office.

Community Development staff will still be answering phones during normal business hours, but walk-ins will not be allowed.

Please submit all applications digitally, if possible, by e-mail or by fax (402-593-6445). If you have physical building plans or materials samples that must be submitted in-person, please give us a call ahead of time to arrange a drop-off.

For applications or questions pertaining to the Building Department, please submit via e-mail to Jeff Sinnett at, or call us at (402) 593-6400.

For applications or questions pertaining to the Planning Department, please submit via e-mail to Cale Brodersen at, or call us at (402) 593-6400.


The City of La Vista Building Department will be suspending all non-essential interior inspections for occupied buildings in-person until further notice. This includes all rental inspections that do not have a life-safety component. The City of La Vista will conduct virtual inspections, when feasible, for occupied spaces. Please review these Virtual Inspection Guidelines (PDF) for more information on how to schedule and conduct your inspections virtually. Exterior and new-construction inspections will continue in-person at this time. For questions, call the La Vista Community Development office at (402) 593-6400.

The Community Development Department is responsible for all aspects of La Vista’s commercial and residential development, including:

  • Land Use Applications
  • Ordinances
  • Plan and Code Review for architects, engineers, developers, contractors and property owners.

La Vista’s Community Development Department provides a comprehensive review process of all development plans and building permits to assure compliance with city codes and ordinances.

Additional Responsibilities

In addition, La Vista’s Building Inspectors perform on-site inspections for all new construction, alterations, renovations and repairs to buildings within the city limits and the extraterritorial jurisdiction.

The Community Development Department also issues final certificates of occupancy, assigns street names and addresses and administers and interprets the following:

  • Zoning Ordinance
  • Subdivision Regulations
  • Comprehensive Plan
  • Park Master Plan and
  • Building Codes

This department also provides staff assistance to the Planning Commission and Board of Adjustment.

Equal Housing OpportunityFair Housing Act

The City of La Vista is committed to ensuring that all housing within our jurisdiction meets the requirements of the Fair Housing Act.

Here are some links to fair housing agencies in Nebraska: