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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

Digital Submittal Process

The Development Services Department offers a digital or e-submittal option for private development review. This option is intended to increase convenience for developers and citizens and to decrease cost and waste associated with the standard paper submittal. All information can be viewed on the City website at:

Click here to view the digital or e-submittal material requirements. A paper copy is still availabe in the City Planning Division for public review.

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!



Food Truck Lottery
The City of Fayetteville Development Services Department will be accepting applications for a lottery drawing for food trucks to be located in marked or delineated parallel public parking spaces and in City Parks. Applications will be received from April 17, 2014 through April 30, 2014. The lottery drawing will be conducted on May 1, 2014 and the lottery winners will be contacted on that day by City staff. Applicants who wish to have their names in the lottery drawing should complete the Food Truck Lottery Ticket and submit it to Serina Tustin or contact the Development Services Department at 479-575-8242.

Click here for a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) sheet with ordinance highlights and rules.

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.

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.