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Sarpy County waiving fees for renovating, repairing flooded homes

Posted: 4:37 PM, Apr 09, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-09 17:37:35-04
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SARPY COUNTY, Neb. (KMTV) — The Sarpy County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to waive permit fees for those working to repair, renovate or demolish homes damaged by recent flooding.

“People dealing with a flooded home are already facing a large financial burden without the additional cost of permit fees,” said Sarpy County Board Chair Don Kelly in a press release. “Our main objective is to make it as easy as possible for people to repair their homes and rebuild their lives.”

The Board waived all building, plumbing, mechanical, electrical and floodplain development permit fees to repair or renovate structures impacted by March flooding.

Also waived are permit fees to demolish structures damaged by the flood.

If a property owner decides to rebuild after demolishing a home, they will be responsible for any permit fees related to the new construction.