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Building Codes

The Building Codes Division issue construction related permits and provides plan review and inspection services with regard to building, plumbing, mechanical and electrical construction in the City of Little Rock. The primary goal of the Division is to protect the public health and safety through the administration and enforcement of these codes. Within the Building Codes Division there are six (6) working sections: Building Inspections; Electrical Inspections; Permits; Plan Review; Mechanical Inspections; and Plumbing/Gas Inspections.

Construction application forms:        

Information and Checklists:

Blast check list
Building Permit Fee Ordinance
Commercial Construction Information
Commercial Plan Review requirements
Commercial Remodel Permit requirements
Construction Codes for Little Rock
Contact List
Demolition Permit check list
Documents Required to obtain a Building Permit
DOD Requirements and Procedures
   Central High
Final Inspection check list
Fire Alarm sequence of events generic check list
Fire Job check list
Landscape Plan requirements
Retaining Wall check list
   As-built certification form
   As-built residential-owner certification form
   Design certification form
Site Utility Plan Requirements
Tenant Space check list

Building Codes:     

Electric Code  

Building Codes Staff
Administration, Permitting and Commercial Plan Review
Chuck Givens
Building Codes Manager
(501) 371-4828
Terry Steele
Permit Technician - Senior
(501) 371-4832
Mark Alderfer
Commercial Plans Examiner
(501) 371-4875
Stephanie Steele
Permit Technician
(501) 371-4832
Curtis Richey
Commercial Plans Examiner
(501) 371-4724
Office Assistant II
(501) 371-4805
Charles Cowart
Building Inspector Senior
(501) 371-4833

Greg Case
Electrical Inspector Senior
(501) 371-4838

Time Whiterner
Building Inspector
(501) 371-4833
Greg Grounds
Electrical Inspector
(501) 371-4837
Ronnie Campbell
Plumbing & Gas Inspector Senior
(501) 371- 4840 or (501) 371-4841
Richard Maddox
Mechanical Inspector Senior
(501) 918-5292
Wayne Shaw
Plumbing Inspector
(501) 371-4842
Ken Arnold
Mechanical Inspector
(501) 918-5282
Inspection Requests:  7:30 AM - 9:00 AM Monday - Friday
Field Inspections:  9:00 AM - 4:30 PM Monday - Friday


The Planning Division provides mid and long range planning, historic preservation reviews and analysis, as well as technical support to the City. The Division prepares reviews and develops reports for Land Use amendments, Master Street Plan amendments, and review of zoning changes requested by various groups. The Planning Division Staff responds to requests for statistics, graphics and Geographic Information System (GIS) products.

The City does prepare 'plans' beyond the City limits. The City of Little Rock has set a Planning Boundary (sometimes called an extra-territorial jurisdiction boundary) that is approximate three (3) miles (as the crow flies) around the City. Within this area the City Subdivision and Zoning Ordinances are enforced. Due to this, the City Master Street Plan and Land Use Plan are in effect beyond the City limits in the 'Planning Area'.  The Land Use Classifications are divided into several groupings by generalized use: Residential, Office, Commercial, Industrial, Mixed Use and Other.  The Land Use Plan Map and Master Street Plan/Bike Plan are under the 'Maps' section of the Department's Main Page.

The Division provides the primary staff support for the Little Rock Historic Commission, River Market and Midtown Redevelopment Board.   The Land Use and Master Street Plan Amendment applications must be completed and returned to our offices at 723 West Markham Street by the filing dates on the Planning Commission Calendar for Planning and Zoning Hearings.

Zoning & Subdivision

The Subdivision and Zoning Division reviews rezoning applications, subdivision plats, zoning interpretations, landscaping review, site plan reviews, sign and zoning enforcement.  The Division provides the primary staff support for the Little Rock Planning Commission, Board of Adjustment, and City Beautiful Commission.  Information and questions about zoning whether actual classifications, allowable uses or reclassification are handled by personnel of this Division, that can be contacted at (501) 371-4844.

Zoning and Subdivision regulations are the principal tools employed by the City of Little Rock in guiding the city objectives and plans to specified goals. They assure compatibility of uses while directing the placement of infrastructure and public services. Platting, rezoning and site development ordinances in the processes involved with rezoning or developing land are administered by this Division. Additionally, use permits, variances and enforcement are dealt with daily. The Division also acts as a resource agency for developers, realtors and other citizens when presented with requests for current zoning, plat status, development standards or statistical information.

Staff has developed a short definition for each zoning district within the Zoning Code to help give an idea of what use each of the Zone Classifications allows.

Zoning and Subdivision Staff
Dana Carney
Zoning & Subdivision Manager
(510) 371-6817
Felicia Jefferson
Office Assistant III
(501) 371-4790
Monte Moore
Zoning& Code Enforcement Administrator
(501) 371-4792
Donna James
Subdivision Administrator
(501) 371-6821
Darren 'Tracy' Spillman
Plans Development Administrator
(501) 371-4864
Landscape Specialist
(501) 244-5473
Enforcement Officers
Kenny Scott
Code Enforcement Coordinator
(501) 371-4844
Stephen Coleman
Code Enforcement Officer
(501) 371-4846
Kevin Douthard
Code Enforcement Officer
(501) 371-4845
Jan Giggar
Code Enforcement Officer
(501) 371-4863
Chris Horning
Code Enforcement Officer
(501) 371-4844
Bob Muehlhausen
Code Enforcement Officer
(501) 371-4866
Ryan Noles
Code Enforcement Officer
(501) 371-4844
Alice Taylor
Code Enforcement Officer
(501) 371-4410

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