Effective 11/28/2023, Benton County will no longer require building permits for Group U structures in unincorporated areas. This includes detached shop buildings with no living space, carports, storage buildings, decks, and fences. However, permits will still be required for any structure attached to a residence. Also, we will still require a permit for new plumbing, electrical, or HVAC work. Please note that we may require a copy of the approved septic permit or verification for plumbing permits. If no permit is required for your project, you will still need to contact our Planning Office so they can review your site plan.
The Building Safety Department (formerly Community Risk Reduction) is responsible for building permits, inspections, and code compliance for unincorporated Benton County. Residents building a commercial or residential structure in unincorporated Benton County can request an inspection or permit through the Benton County website.
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