Building Code R105.1 Required. States: “Any owner or authorized agent who intends to construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, demolish or change the occupancy of a building or structure, or to erect, install, enlarge, alter, repair, remove, convert or replace any electrical, gas, mechanical or plumbing system, the installation of which is regulated by this code, or to cause any such work to be done, shall first make application to the building official and obtain the required permit.”
Permits are valid for 6 months, as long as the project is active and inspections are being conducted. Extensions can be requested in writing. If a permit has expired, it can be re-opened for a $50 fee
As the property owner, you are allowed to perform the work yourself. However, if you choose to use contractors they will need to have a current contractor’s license. A copy of their license will need to be submitted with your permit application.
If you are creating a new driveway connection to a county-maintained road, a driveway permit will need to be submitted for approval. Please contact the Road Department at 479-271-1057 to obtain this permit.
All commercial projects will require a Code Study Analysis.
YES – If more than 5000 square feet or larger, 3 or more stories or if group “A” is over 50 Occupant load.
YES – if the valuation based off of the Code Study Analysis is more than $100,000
YES – if the valuation based off of the Code Study Analysis is less than $100,000
YES – If the occupancy Type is A/E/I (Assembly, Educational, Institutional)
YES – If the valuation based off of the Code Study Analysis is more than $100,000
YES – if you are doing a commercial remodel or Demo Project