Building Codes and Inspections/Apartment entry door


I just replaced the entry door to an apartment and the tenant did not want a peep hole installed.  The landlord said it is building code that it must have one.  The door is on the outside of the building and not in a hallway.  Can you tell me if this is a building code in Lincoln, Nebraska?
Thank you.

To be honest, I don't know, but contacting this individual should get you your answer. They have a lot of amendments to the standard code there, so I don't want to give you incorrect information. Installing an item like that can void the fire rating of the door, but in your case, that is probably not an issue.

It  might just come down to the fact that the landlord owns the door, so the tenant might just have to deal with it.

Mel Goddard
Chief Building Inspector
(402) 441-6423  

Building Codes and Inspections

All Answers

Answers by Expert:

Ask Experts


Keith Fuller


I'm an ICC Certified Master Code Professional fielding general building code questions. My experience has been heavy in fire related issues.


I've been employed since 1985 as an inspector and plan reviewer, and am a municipal Assistant Building Official and Deputy fire Marshal. I've had fire service experience since 1972, having served as a three time Fire Chief and Fire Marshal in years past. The increasing workload, mandatory certifications, and continuing education requirements in recent years have caused me to concentrate my efforts on code related issues. I hold national fire service certifications as well.

ICC Master Code Professional

©2017 All rights reserved.