Zoning information for residents living in the City of Lincoln.
Building Permits are required for construction of all structures in the City, including:
- New construction
- Building additions
- Alterations to structures
- Utility structures, such as garages, storage sheds, pools, fences, etc.
- Satellite receiver antennas
- Change of use or occupancy
- Demolition of structures or portions thereof.
- Repair and/or replacement of structural members.
Permits are "not" required for ordinary repairs to structures, but such repairs shall not include the cutting away any wall, partition or portion thereof, the removal or cutting of any structural beam or bearing support, or the removal or change of any required means
of egress, rearrangement of parts of a structure affecting the exit requirements or other work affecting public health or general safety.
Permits are also required for:
- Excavation of any street, alley or other public property.
- Sewer taps.
- Driveways (new or enlargement of existing).
Permit applications may be obtained from the Code Enforcement Office in City Hall or below. Phone 217-732-6318.
Zoning Office Definitions
When Building Permits are Required
Zoning Ordinance Variation Procedure (pdf)
Special Use Petition Procedures (pdf)
Rezoning Petition Procedures (pdf)
Allowable Span for Girders and required Size of Columns and Footings (pdf)
Application Procedure for Building Permit (pdf)
Basic Permit (pdf)
Building Permit Fee Schedule (pdf)
Building Permit Info for Constructing Deck (pdf)
City Code Exterior Residential Areas (pdf)
Demolition Permit Application (pdf)
Fence Permit Application (pdf)
General Information for the Construction of Fences (pdf)
Roofing Permit Application (pdf)
Sewer Tap-Dumpster Bond-Surface Break (pdf)
Siding Permit Application (pdf)
Sign Permit Application (pdf)
Single Family Dwellings and Structures Permit Application (pdf)
Specification Sheet (pdf)
If you have any questions please contact the Zoning Office.