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Development Services

City Hall, 1st Floor
220 North Hastings Avenue
Hastings, NE 68901 (402) 461-2302Email Department

Development Services


Hastings Housing Survey Results Are In

The results from the 2020 Hastings Housing Needs Assessment Study are in, identifying housing needs within the community.

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Due to increasing COVID-19 risks the City of Hastings has decided to again eliminate direct contact with the public for the time being.  All permits and applications for Development are available online on our Submit a Permit Online page.
Staff is responding to emails and phone on our homepage.  Our main phone number is (402) 461-2302.  Large plans can be left in box in front entry.
Thank you in advance for understanding this important safety measure!!
Lisa Parnell-Rowe
Director of Development Services

The Development Services Department wants to help you build your dreams!  We are committed to administering orderly growth and development that responds to each citizens' needs, ensures a safe and healthy environment, embraces community values and prepares the City for the future.

Our department is a team of dedicated professionals who work on behalf of the City of Hastings to provide you with efficient, predictable and effective services in:

  • Planning and Zoning
  • Plan Reviews
  • Permitting
  • Inspections
  • Code Enforcement

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i Worq LogoDevelopment Services has spent many hours seeking, interviewing and participating in demonstrations to find an appropriate tracking software to best meet the needs of our developers and contractors as well as staff.  We have selected a software called iWorQ. This software will be utilized internally by us to track all of your code enforcement issues, permits and to conduct plan reviews.  For far too long we have utilized an Access database, but this does not communicate with the seamless document online permits you pull, causing us additional staff time to re-enter the permit.  Our plan reviews have been conducted via email or hard copy.  This software will allow us to spend more time focusing on the reviews and save us time with the administration portion of our work. 

We will also be providing a new online permit portal that citizens, developers and surveyors can utilize to apply and pay for all permits online.  This will automatically place your applications in our ques for action rather than re-entry.  In most cases you would not even have to visit our counter, but we will still be following up with you and working closely with you, as needed.

We are currently having weekly meetings with the software company and are conducting test runs to fine-tune this software to integrate with our business processes. It is our intent to have this up and running in the next few months.  Once this software and the new online permit application is up and running, we ask for your patience as we implement and migrate over to this new system.  If you have any questions or concerns with this please call (402) 461-2302!

Do I need a permit?

Not sure if your building project requires a permit? Take a look in our FAQs section to see when a permit is necessary.

Interactive Mapping: GIS map
Interactive Mapping

This GIS website is a result of the combined efforts from Adams County, the City of Hastings, and Hastings Utilities. All data is for public use.