*  Message from the Mayor  *

Residents of Grand Island:

People are asking me for locations in the city where coronavirus may be present.  On March 28, 2020, the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services determined that we have confirmed cases of community spread of coronavirus in the city.  This means that we must assume that coronavirus is everywhere.  Please take extra precautions using this assumption.   Please keep at least 6 feet of space between you and other people, wash your hands regularly, and do not touch your face. 

Mayor Roger G. Steele


Craig Lewis,
Building Department Director

100 East First Street
Grand Island, NE 68801

PO Box 1968
Grand Island, NE 68802-1968

Phone: (308) 385-5325

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Craig Lewis has been the Building Department Director since 1990. Currently there are a total of 10 employees in the Building Department to facilitate the needs of the City's construction activity.

The Building Inspection Department is responsible for uniformly administering, enforcing and regulating the building, zoning and construction laws that are adopted by the City, State and Federal Government. The Department's jurisdiction includes the City of Grand Island and the two-mile extra territorial area surrounding it.

We are currently using the 2015 International Building Code, 2015 International Residential Code, 2015 Uniform Plumbing Code, 2015 Uniform Mechanical Code and the 2017 National Electrical Code.