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The Building Safety Division

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            Building Safety Division Mission Statement

To serve the Citizens of Fayetteville by accurately and consistently administering building regulations that protects their health, safety and welfare in the built environment.

                Program Description and Objectives

A division of the Development Services Department, the Building Safety Division assists customers in understanding and complying with the Arkansas Fire Prevention Code, Electrical Code, Mechanical Code, Plumbing and Gas Code, Energy Code and the Unified Development Code: Chapter 173. Plans are checked for code compliance before permitting, and architects/contractors or owners are notified of issues prior to construction. Field inspections are made on all construction, including additions, alterations and repairs, to insure that the citizens of Fayetteville have a safe and sanitary environment. The enforcement of codes affects insurance rates in Fayetteville; the health and safety of our citizens and guests; the damage to a structure when a storm or fire occurs; energy consumption; and the quality of life in Fayetteville and the surrounding area.

        New Residential Grading and Erosion Control Requirements

 Effective April 4, 2011, new grading and erosion control    standards will apply to all single-family contruction, including additions. The goal of these new requirements is to prevent future drainage problems for property owners and their neighbors. Please click on the following links to view these new requirements:

Residential Erosion Control Requirements and Details

Residential Grading Plan Requirements

Residential Site Plan Requirements

Residential Preconstruction Inspection and Consult Checklist

                       Residential Energy Efficiency Program

The Committee on Energy Efficient Construction was assembled with the goal of improving energy efficiency in all new construction in Fayetteville and has narrowed its focus on new residential construction because of the lack of an effective, widespread mechanism to measure energy efficiency in homes and created Residential Energy Efficiency Program (REEP) and the Fayetteville Energy Scorecard. Click here for more information.

Physical Location          

125 West Mountain Street
Fayetteville, AR


Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Phone number               

(479) 575-8233 (office)
(479) 575-8202 (fax)

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