Benton County currently requires building permits for all new residential structures being built within unincorporated Benton County. This requirement also includes all additions, garages, workshops, carports, mobile homes, home relocations, storm shelters, swimming pools, decks, and all electrical, plumbing and gas upgrades.
Benton County currently requires building permits for all new commercial development within unincorporated Benton County. This requirement also includes all electrical, plumbing and gas upgrades to commercial properties. Please note that all commercial development must receive the approval of the County Planning Board before construction begins.
Driveway & Road Bore Permits
Benton County requires permits to be obtained to construct a driveway or connection to a county maintained road. Also, a permit must be issued if any county roads are to be disturbed by boring or a cut across the road.
Agricultural Development Permits
In unincorporated Benton County, Agricultural Buildings that meet the below definition are exempt from building permits, fees, and inspections. An Agricultural Affidavit signed by the property owner must be filed with the Building Safety office.
Agricultural Building: A structure designed and constructed to house farm implements, hay, grain, poultry, livestock, or other horticultural products. This structure shall not be a place of human habitation or a place of employment where agricultural products are processed, treated or packaged, nor shall it be a place used by the public.