Building Safety

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New Development, Licensing, and Permitting System and Online Portal Now in Operation

The City of Fayetteville has implemented a new web-based system called EnerGov™ to handle applications and payments for Planning, Engineering, Building Safety, Business Licensing, Alcoholic Beverage, and HMR/Supplemental Beverage. Please click here for more information about this transition. You can click on the above button to go directly to the Citizen Self-Service Portal (CSS).

Requesting an Inspection

A minimum of one day's prior notice is required to request an inspection. Scheduling is based on availability.

Program Description and Objectives

A division of the Development Services Department, the Building Safety Division assists customers in understanding building safety and complying with the Arkansas Fire Prevention Code, Electrical Code, Mechanical Code, Plumbing, Gas Code, Energy Code and the Unified Development Code: Chapter 173.

Building Plan submittals 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. This ensures 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.