Washington County, Nebraska

County Offices

Planning & Zoning Administrator


Washington County seeks Board of Zoning Adjustment nominees. The position is open to any resident of Washington County.

The Board meets upon request as needed. Members serve as volunteers for a three-year term, receive no salary, but are reimbursed for mileage expenses.

Individuals interested in serving shall submit a letter of interest and\or resume by 4:30 p.m., Friday, December 22, 2023, to the Washington County Planning Department, 1555 Colfax Street, Blair, NE. 68008 or by email to planning@washingtoncountyne.gov

Chris Shewchuk
Washington County Planning Administrator

The County Planning Department consists of four full-time employees:

  1. Planning Administrator
  2. Planning Administrative Assistant
  3. Building Inspector
  4. Office Administrative Assistant

Census information is available through the Metropolitan Area Planning Agency (MAPA) at www.mapacog.org

Chris Shewchuk, Planning & Zoning Administrator
Email:  c.shewchuk@washingtoncountyne.gov

John Manson, Building Inspector (permits & inspections)
Email:  planning@washingtoncountyne.gov

1555 Colfax Street
Blair, NE  68008
(402) 426-6872
Fax:  (402) 426-6843

Planning Commission

MATT MATHIESEN, Chairman m.mathiesen@washingtoncountyne.gov
MICHAEL R. SMITH, Vice-Chair m.smith@washingtoncountyne.gov
GARY LAMBRECHT g.lambrecht@washingtoncountyne.gov
GREG HOEGERMEYER g.hoegermeyer@washingtoncountyne.gov
KEVIN HARTZELL k.hartzell@washingtoncountyne.gov
DAVID TAYLOR d.taylor@washingtoncountyne.gov
MIKE ANDERSON m.anderson@washingtoncountyne.gov

Resolution to Uphold Zoning and Zoning Enforcement

Washington County Permits

Washington County Building Permit Applications

Zoning Permit Applications

Electrical Permits

Effective October 26, 2023 all new Electrical Permits, and inspections for those permits, will be handled by the Nebraska State Electrical Division. The County will continue inspections for electrical permits which were issued prior to October 26, 2023 until the end of the year. Effective January 2, 2024 all electrical permits and inspections will be handled by the State Electrical Division.

Mechanical Permits

Plumbing Permits

Roofing/Siding/Gutter Permits

Septic Permit

Public Documents & Links