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Nebraska State Fire Marshal

Christopher Cantrell, State Fire Marshal

Grain Elevators and Feed Mills

We have three deputies, one in each district, whose responsibility is to inspect all grain elevators, feed mills; propane tanks and bottle fill sites, and anhydrous ammonia tanks (NH3). 


Title 161 regulates inspections and outlines the annual registration fee assessed on grain elevators and feed mills. The fees are based on capacity for grain elevators and type of milling done at feed mills and are due in this office by January 1. A permit is issued to those facilities that pay their fees. The permit expires December 31 of each year.


Grain Elevators

Less than 500,000 bushel capacity $15
500,000 to 1,500,000 bushel capacity $25
1,500,000 to 2,500,000 bushel capacity $35
Greater than 2,500,000 bushel capacity $50


Feed Mills

With pellet machine $25
With grinding and mixing only $15


For questions regarding fees only contact Deb Hostetler by email or call at (402) 471-9479.