Building, Code Enforcement & Permits

Required Permits

Home owners that live in the house may make most repairs to their home themselves, but you will still need a permit for the items listed and will need to do the work in compliance with applicable codes. This work does require one or more inspections depending on the work being done. If you are going to hire for any of the below items, make sure the service company has purchased the permit for the work.

The following are the most common things that require a permit as a resident in Maumelle:

  • Additions and Remodeling of Existing Structures
  • Commercial and Industrial Signs
  • Construction of Residential, Commercial and Industrial Structures
  • Decks
  • Electrical, Plumbing, and Mechanical (HVAC) Installations and Replacements
  • Excavations on City Property
  • Fences
  • Home Based Business or Occupation
  • Hot Tubs
  • Portable Storage Containers (PODS, Go-Mini, etc.)
  • Roofs
  • Solar panels/Generators
  • Sprinkler Systems
  • Storage Buildings or Accessory Structure
  • Storm Shelter
  • Sun Rooms / Porch Enclosures
  • Swimming Pools
  • Underground Yard Sprinklers and Spigots
  • Water Heater Replacement

Ordinances Enforced

The following is a list of common ordinances enforced in Maumelle:

  • Accessibility of City Buildings and Facilities
  • All State of Arkansas Building Codes
  • Arkansas Energy Conservation Code
  • Boats, Trailers, and Recreational Vehicle storage
  • Nuisance Abatement
  • Sign Regulations
  • Storm Water Drainage
  • Storm Water Pollution and Erosion Control
  • Swimming Pools
  • Vehicle Parking and Storage
  • Yard Waste

Important Documents