120 Main Street
North Little Rock, AR 72114
Phone: (501) 975-8835
Fax: (501) 975-8837
See Contact Information Below
The function of the Community Planning & Permits Department is to promote and enhance the well being of residents, visitors, property owners, and businesses in the City of North Little Rock . The department accomplishes its mission through programs and services that encourage high quality development as well as maintenance and revitalization of existing neighborhoods.
The Planning Department is responsible for the long-range planning and zoning activities within the City. The Land Use Plan, Zoning Ordinance, and Control of Development and Subdivision of Land Regulation are the primary planning related tools of the department. The major purpose of the Land Use Plan is to guide the overall development of the City. Specific development standards are contained within the Control of Development and Subdivision of Land Regulation and the Zoning Ordinance. The City Zoning Ordinance regulates the size and height of buildings, housing units, lot set backs, allowable uses, and parking requirements.
A Self-Help desk is available to the public with information regarding the Zoning Maps, City Zoning Ordinance, and Bagley Maps.
The North Little Rock Planning Commission conducts public hearings regarding the Control of Development and Subdivision of Land Regulations for the City of North Little Rock. Rezoning and Special Use Permit requests are also presented during the Planning Commission public hearing. The Planning Commission makes recommendation to the North Little Rock City Council regarding these requests. The Planning Commission public hearing is held at 4:45 P.M. on the second Tuesday of the month in the City Council Chambers located at City Hall, 300 Main Street North Little Rock, AR. Planning Commission members, steps in applying for rezoning, special use, conditional use, preliminary plat submission, the North Little Rock Zoning Ordinance and Zoning Maps may be found by clicking here.
The North Little Rock Board of Adjustment conducts public hearings for variance and waivers of the North Little Rock Zoning Ordinance. These cases consist primarily of building setback and fence height variances. The Board of Adjustment meets at 1:30 P.M. the last Thursday of the Month in the Planning Department Conference Room B, 120 Main Street North Little Rock, AR. Board of Adjustment members and steps in applying for a zoning variance may be found by clicking here.
North Little Rock Building and Housing Board of Adjustment conducts public hearings for variance and waivers of the North Little Rock Building Code as well as variance requests to the North Little Rock Sign Ordinance. The North Little Rock Building and Housing Board of Adjustment meets at 9:30 A.M. the second Tuesday of the month in the Planning Department Conference Room B, 120 Main Street North Little Rock, AR. Building and Housing Sign Board members and steps in applying for a building code or sign variance may be found by clicking here.
The Department of Community Planning and Permits strives to offer an efficient, business friendly atmosphere. There are administrative staff members available to issue permits for building, electrical, plumbing, and signage.
The Plans Review Specialist reviews all commercial, industrial and multi-family development plans to ensure compliance City, with all State and Federal Codes.
A Geographic Information System (GIS) links features on a map to tabular attribute information about that feature. The City is developing a GIS for infrastructure, address information, Land Use and Zoning Plans, demographics, police and fire districts, and utilities. Using this data and GIS software, the city can quickly and efficiently map scenarios and analyze data.
The Community Planning & Permits Department is proud to be leading the way in GIS with a full time GIS Specialist who is helping guide the City through the development phase.
Office Hours are M-F 8:00 to 4:30
|Planning Main Number:||975-8835|
|Planning Fax Line:||975-8837|
|Planning Director: Robert Voyles, AICP||975-8835|
|Assistant Director: Shawn Spencer||975-8835|
|City Planner: Wade Dunlap||975-8862|
|Planning Technician: Keisa Williams||975-8834|
|GIS Specialist: Don Dailey||975-8875|
|Plans Review Specialist: Jim Briley||975-8829|
|Permit Clerks: B.J. Jones||975-8835|
The Chief Building, Electrical, and Plumbing Inspectors of the City can also be reached in the Community Planning & Permits Department at the following numbers:
|Chief Building Inspector: Rodger Greene||975-8868|
|Chief Electrical Inspector: Dewey Goshien||975-8871|
|Chief Plumbing Inspector: BJ Black||975-8872|
Other important contacts are:
|Curb Cuts: Mike Smith||371-8345|
|Flood Plain Info:||371-8345|
|Pulaski County Planning:||340-8260|
|County Assessor Office:||340-6170|
City of North Little Rock