Building Safety Division

Prior days' notice is required to request an inspection. Scheduling is based on availability.
Please call 479.575.8238 Monday through Friday from 8am-5pm.

Permit review and inspection tracking.

Mission Statement

Our mission is 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 & 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.


The following list highlights significant changes to UDC Chapter 173: Building Regulations that will be effective August 17, 2019. Contact Building Safety for more information.
  • 173.01 - General Provisions
    Clarified Temporary Certificate of Occupancy process.
  • 173.02 - Fire Prevention Code/Building Code
    Deleted section (B)(1)(b) Ground Snow Loads.
    Deleted section (B)(8) Building Permit Duration for House and Duplex.
  • 173.03 - Fire Zones
    Deleted entire section.
  • 173.04 - Electrical Code
    Deleted section (5) Miscellaneous Provisions.
    Deleted section (6) Neon Lighting.