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The city of Crofton has a Mayor/Council form of government. The mayor and city council members are elected for four-year terms. Council meetings are held on the first Monday of each month beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Tues/Wed/Thurs after school - City Auditorium

Join us for a new fitness class
at the Crofton Auditorium, starting Thursday, November 2nd at 7pm. Classes will be taught by Ashley Schurman, licensed personal trainer with 10+ fitness certifications. Cost is $20 for a month (paid at the city office) or $3 for a single class (paid at the door). Please show up 10 minutes prior to class to sign a waiver! If there are any questions you can contact the city office, or send a Facebook message to Ashley Schurman. Hope to see you there!

Wendell Strom
City Manager:
Charlie Hendrix
Council Members:
Tom Allen
Michael Guenther
Chad Reifenrath
Steve Kuehler
City Clerk:
Diane Allen
Please contact the
city for additional information:
City of Crofton
P.O. Box 189
1210 West 2nd Street
Crofton, Nebraska 68730
Phone: (402) 388-4766
Fax: (402) 388-4271
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Text @ca823 to 81010



Thanks to the voter approval of LB840, the city of Crofton has established Economic Development under direction of the city council and a Tax Advisory Board. Currently the Economic Development coordinator is Charlie Hendrix and she works closely with Megan Hanefeldt, Economic Director for Knox County through the Knox County Development Agency. For information about buildings, lots, business opportunities or possible local assistance, contact information for either is below:


Charlie Hendrix
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Megan Hanefeldt
PO Box 165
Center, NE 68724-0165
(402)288-5619 Office
(402)288-5652 Fax
(402)358-0211 Cell Phone
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Click HERE for all information (Download Printable PDF File)


CITY FORMS (at bottom of page)

The Crofton City Council approved a new set of zoning regulations in January of 2014. All contractors and residents within the jurisdiction of Crofton are reminded that they need to make themselves aware of these comprehensive rules and abide by them when planning any new construction or remodeling/yard projects.

Building Permits for the City of Crofton
Building permits are an intricate part of a city’s growth for citizen’s safety, maintaining a uniform architecture within the city and assuring property values are not compromised.

Building permits are required for man-made structures obstructing the area between the earth and the sky on a property, lot or parcel within the city limits. The city also has limited authority for uses of property within a one mile distance from the city boundary.

A building permit application is available from the city clerk. The application must then be completed and submitted to the city clerk.

It’s important the application be completed with as much detail as possible to ensure expeditious approval. A good website for lot identification and other information is, click on the “Planning/Zoning” link at the top.

All building permit applications are reviewed by the City of Crofton’s Board of Adjustments prior to approval by the City Council. The Board of Adjustments will review every application for compliance with the city’s ordinances and zoning ordinances during its monthly meeting. The Board of Adjustments will then approve, disapprove or make recommendations to the city council regarding each application. If the application requires additional information or is incomplete the Board of Adjustments may contact the home owner and request additional information or may visit the building site to obtain the information required for clarification of the application. The City council will then review the application and approve, reject or request additional information from the Board of Adjustments in order to make a fair well-informed decision.

The Board of Adjustments is comprised of 5 volunteers, four of which reside within city limits and one volunteer that resides outside of the city limit but within the extraterritorial zoning jurisdiction of the city. The Board of Adjustments will support residences with any questions regarding building permit requirements and how to effectively complete the building permit application, a conditional use permit or a temporary use permit application. For questions regarding building permit requirements or help in properly completing a building permit application; contact the city clerk and a Board of Adjustments volunteer will contact the applicant with assistance. The City of Crofton is currently zoned into five district ranging for commercial/industrial to low density residential, with each zone having defined building and conditions on the use within the district. The districts are defined around the current use within those districts and possible future uses within each district. The city districts can be rezoned as needed to support the districts development and as needed as the districts build and evolve. If rezoning of a particular district is beneficial to the community, a public hearing is held and the citizens have equal empowerment to submit and voice concerns and questions. The citizens also have the empowerment to petition changes to the city ordinances and the city zoning ordinances including the zoning districts

In summary if a resident intends to submit a building permit application, it should be submitted well in advance to starting construction. The approval process could take 60 days depending upon when the application is submitted, when the Board of Adjustments meets, and also when the City Council meets which are all necessary steps in the process.

The City of Crofton’s Board of Adjustments would like to remind our residents now is a great time to submit your building permit applications for the spring of 2015.

~ Zoning Regulations HERE or review them at the City office.
~ Building Permit HERE or pick up a copy at the City office.
~ Temporary Use Permit HERE or pick up a copy at the City office.
~ Variance Agreement HERE or pick up a copy at the City office.
~ Conditional Permit for Housing Domestic Animals in the city limits HERE

All documents are available at the City Office
~ City Codes HERE
~ City Ordinances 260-269 HERE
~ City Ordinances 270-279 HERE
~ City Ordinances 280-289 HERE
~ City Ordinances 290-299 HERE
~ City Ordinances 300-309 HERE
~ City Ordinances 310-319 HERE
~ City Ordinances 320-329 HERE
~ City Ordinances 330-332 HERE


If you have any questions, please contact the City Clerk at 402-388-4766.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 10 January 2018 10:01 )