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.
Code Study Analysis Plan Review
Prior to submitting a commercial building permit application, a Code Study Analysis Plan Review must be completed to determine plan and submittal requirements for each project.
Benton County currently requires building permits for all new commercial development within unincorporated Benton County. Please note that all commercial development must receive the approval of the County Planning Board before construction begins.
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.
Structure Burn Application
Benton County currently requires structure Burn Permits for all structures that are to be used by the local fire department for live fire training. Please note that all structure burns must be approved by both the Benton County Fire Marshal, and the local Fire Chief and must follow ADEQ guidelines.
Road Department Permits
Benton County requires permits for the new construction of driveways, as well as the boring and cutting of county-maintained roads. These applications are now being submitted directly to the Benton County Road Department.