Community Development

Community Development COVID-19 Information

July 17, 2020 Update

The Community Development Department is now open for regular business hours, Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-noon and 1-4:30 p.m. and 8 a.m.-noon Friday and by appointment.

The reception counter has a new plexiglass barrier to protect our employees and the public.

Staff will be wearing masks and we strongly encourage you to do the same.

Building inspectors will continue performing inspections on new construction, but interior remodel inspections will continue to be done virtually.


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: