Planning & Zoning

Regular Office Hours


9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

(subject to change)

Permits can be dropped off in the lockbox outside of the Planning & Zoning Office when closed. 


(308) 946-3120 office
(308) 940-2169 cell


(308) 946-2332


Merrick County Courthouse
C/O Kay Lyons, Zoning Admin.
1510 18th St.
Central City, NE 68826



Meeting Agenda

Meeting Minutes

Planning Commission
Meeting Dates

Board of Adjustment Members

Planning and Zoning Commission Members

Please call 308-940-2169 for any and ALL Planning & Zoning questions for the Merrick County area. Please call this number to make an appointment.

Kay Lyons

Zoning Administrator

The Planning Department evaluates zoning changes and special/conditional use permits, prepares County's comprehensive plan, reviews subdivision plans, prepares and updates the zoning and subdivision regulations and provides staff support to the Planning Commission, Board of Adjustment, and County Board.

Please note that all Planning and Zoning Commission meetings will be held on the 1st Floor in Room 104 unless extenuating circumstances arise.

Planning & Zoning Office (open part time)

Office Hours: (may be subject to change)

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

When the Planning & Zoning Office is closed and you want to leave a message, please call: (308) 946-3120 (Office #) or (308) 940-2169 (Cell #).  Please leave your name, phone number, and a brief message.  Your call will be returned as soon as possible when the Planning Office is open.  If dropping off a permit, please place it in the drop box on the left side of the office door.

Call 308.946.3120 for information and special appointments.
Calls will be returned when the Planning Office is open.
Permits are available outside the Planning Office.

Completed permits can be submitted:

  1. Online to: (mail payment if submitting online)
  2. In dropbox outside Planning and Zoning office with payment attached.

Permit fee(s) are required prior to permit review or approval. Fees are Non-Refundable.

Questions about Planning & Zoning (permits, etc.) must be directed the Planning & Zoning Office. Please leave a phone message if your call is not answered. Your call will be returned ASAP.


Comprehensive Plans

Chapman Comp Plan
Palmer Comp Plan
Silver Creek Comp Plan 

Zoning Regulations

Merrick County Zoning
Chapman Zoning
Palmer Zoning
Silver Creek Zoning
Application for Amendment Zoning Regulations

Subdivision Regulations

Merrick County Subdivision Regulations
Chapman Subdivision Regulations
Palmer Subdivision Regulations
Silver Creek Subdivision Regulations


List of Permits and Fees

Administrative Plat Application
Commercial Biodegradable Waste Application
Conditional Use Application
Grain Bin and Ag Building Permit
Non Ag Zoning Permit
Re-Zoning Application
Subdivision Application