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Development Services Department

About Us

The Development Services Department is a combination of the Animal Services, Building Safety, City Planning, Community Services, and Engineering Divisions. It is the goal of this organization to be more responsive to customers, to be effective in internal communication, and to acheive efficiency in the City by helping developers and citizens obtain the services they need in primarily one location. 

Key Functions:

  • establish and maintain communication with the public
  • facilitate all aspects of private development
  • streamline permits and inspections
  • manage public works projects and infrastructure improvements
  • promote a higher quality of life for the citizens of Fayetteville

Submittal Process & Planning Commission Agendas

The Development Services Department requires a digital submittal for private development review. This option is intended to increase convenience for developers and citizens and to decrease cost and waste associated with a paper submittal. Development applications and the most recent Planning Commission agenda may be viewed on the City website at:

ftp://ftp.accessfayetteville.org/Published

Click here  to view the submittal requirements.  For those applicants that do not have access to a computer please call City Planning staff at 479.575.8267 to discuss a paper submittal.

Code Amendments

Because our codes change frequently to reflect Federal or State requirements and to keep up with our community's trends and needs, the Development Services Department posts all proposed ordinance amendments to the Unified Development Code below in PDF. These drafts contain only the proposed revisions and will be removed from the Development Services Department site after they are approved by City Council and included in City Code.

Fireworks Permits

 
Interested in selling fireworks in Fayetteville? Click here!

   

IMPORTANT NEWS

Food Truck Lottery
Lottery tickets will be received from October 1, 2014 through October 31, 2014 at the Development Services Department office at 125 W. Mountain St.  The lottery drawing will be conducted at 9 a.m. on November 3, 2014 in Room 111, City Hall and the public are invited to attend.  The lottery winners will be contacted on that day by City staff.  Please address questions to Serina Tustin at 479.575.8242 or stustin@fayetteville-ar.gov.

1. Click here for a ticket for food trucks in marked parallel public parking spaces (primarily Dickson St.); and

2. Click here for a ticket for food trucks and trailers in City parks and streets outside the downtown area.

No Soliciting Ordinance. Click here to review the ordinance. The image at the top of the page can be printed and posted on your property, or you can pick up a window decal in the Development Services Department at 125 W. Mountain Street.

Effective Immediately:  Erosion and stormwater control requirements now apply to single-family residential development. Click here for additional information.

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City Planning administers and enforces the City's Unified Development Code, implements long range plans, and facilitates the development process in Fayetteville. 

             
Engineering protects the City's floodplains, facilitates the installation of the City's infrastructure, and manages the transportation bond & capital improvements programs.

          
Community Services  coordinates the animal services, community development, and code compliance programs.

            
Building Safety
administers building regulations that protect the health, safety, and welfare of Fayetteville's citizens in the built environment.

            
Animal Services operates the Fayetteville Animal Shelter and provides public education, adoption, and 24-hour emergency service for animals in the City.