Commercial Plan Review

The following applies to new construction, additions or alteration to ALL occupancy buildings OTHER THAN R3 (one & two family dwellings).
  • Plans will be reviewed on a first come first serve basis.
  • After the Plans Examiner has reviewed the plans a letter is generated listing items that do not meet the requirements of the code. The letter is sent to the design professional for revisions. If requirements are still not met a second letter will be sent and plans will not be approved until all requirements are satisfied.
  • The Plan review will normally take 2 to 3 weeks depending on the project.
  • The Plans Examiner will need 2 sets of plans sealed and signed by an Arkansas certified design professional. This will include architectural, structural, mechanical, electrical and plumbing. New commercial buildings require 3 sets of plans.
  • Any project that includes plumbing work will need state plumbing approval.
  • Springdale Planning Department approval is required for non large and large scale projects. After all of the above has been completed a permit approval letter will be sent out indicating that the project's permit is approved for issuance.


The Following Codes Are to Be Used

I. Arkansas State Fire Code I, II & III (2012)

  1. National Electric Code (NEC) 2017
  2. Arkansas State Plumbing Code 2006
  3. Arkansas Gas Code 2006
  4. Arkansas Mechanical Code 2010
  5. Arkansas Energy Code 2014
  6. ANSI 117. 1998 (handicap accessibility standards)
Project must comply with other applicable state and local ordinances.

Site Plan Includes as a Minimum

  • Property lines, pins and dimensions
  • Right-of way, easements and setbacks
  • Site address
  • Applicable codes
  • Occupancy load
  • Total square footage
  • Means of Egress
  • Snow load
  • Wind load