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State of Nebraska Board of Engineers and Architects

Public Works Exemption Adjustment

At its June 14 meeting, the Nebraska Board of Engineers and Architects voted to adjust the public works projects exemption level from $109,000 to $118,000 effective July 1, 2019.  This means that, on public works projects where the expenditures do not exceed $118,000, licensed architects and professional engineers are not required to be involved in the project’s design or construction.

In accordance with N.R.S. §§ 81-3445, 81-3449(4), and 81-3453(4) in the Nebraska Engineers and Architects Regulation Act, the exemption level for public works projects must be adjusted every fifth year, equal to the then current amount adjusted by the cumulative percentage change in the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, rounded up to the next highest thousand. 

Should you have questions, please contact Lindy Rauscher at lindy.rauscher@nebraska.gov or (402) 471-9602.”