Who we are

Helping protect and maintain an attractive, safe and healthy environment for our citizens

The Planning Department is responsible for: 

  • Helping to protect and maintain an attractive, safe, and healthy environment for our citizens
  • Addressing property development, safety, and land use activities within the City limits
  • Receiving guidance from the Planning Commission to achieve the City Council’s goals and objectives.

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Planning Commission

The Planning Commission provides direction to the Planning Department to help protect, maintain, and develop an attractive, safe, and healthy environment. The Planning Commission aides in implementing the goals, objectives, and policies of the City as adopted by the City Council. … Read More

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479-643-3400

Planning News

  • NWAEDDC logo

    The Northwest Arkansas Economic Development District (NWAEDD) was recently awarded a Rural Business Development Grant from USDA-Rural Development. Through this grant, NWAEDD will partner with Retail Strategies, LLC to offer the Retail Academy course to six communities across Northwest Arkansas. Developed by Retail Strategies, Retail Academy educates communities on best practices to attract new retail and restaurants while providing resources to support and grow existing local businesses. The event will kick-off virtually on October 6th, 2020, and the course work will take place over the next year. The six communities that will be participating include: Elkins, Eureka Springs, Harrison, Marshall, Mountain Home, and Pea Ridge.  

  • NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC May 18, 2020 The City of Elkins will remain closed until further notice. We will continue to be staffed and process payments via phone, mail, drop box, credit/debit cards or online payments. The Elkins Water Department has a link to make payments online. You can use this link or call the toll free telephone number 866-907-3587 https://nexbillpay.net/elkinswdar/BillPay/Sign In The Elkins District Court Payments can be made online at ARcourtpay.org or call 844-507-3631. The Elkins Police Department can be contacted for non-emergencies at 479-643-2600. Emergencies please call 911. The Elkins Fire Department can be contacted for non-emergencies at 479-643-2300. Emergencies please call 911. The following will open on May 18, 2020: • The City of Elkins will open all Bunch Park play areas to the public beginning May 18, 2020. The City of Elkins will open all RV camp sites to the public beginning May 18, 2020. The City of Elkins will begin selling Yard Sale permits to the public beginning May 18, 2020. Permit applications are available online at the City of Elkins website www.elkins.arkansas.gov. Exact change or check will only be accepted. Please call City Hall at the above number for instructions regarding receiving your permit.

    Please follow these guidelines for working with the City of Elkins at this time.

Upcoming Events

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7:00 pm Planning Commission Meeting @ Elkins Community Center
Planning Commission Meeting @ Elkins Community Center
Nov 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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7:00 pm Planning Commission Meeting @ Elkins Community Center
Planning Commission Meeting @ Elkins Community Center
Nov 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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Documents

Type Document Date
Application Building Permit Application (Info) 2019-06-01 10:37
Application Building Permit Fees (Info) 2019-06-01 11:04
Application Commercial Electrical Permit Application (Info) 2019-06-01 10:33
Application Commercial Gas Permit Application (Info) 2019-06-01 10:36
Application Commercial Mechanical Permit Application (Info) 2019-06-01 10:35
Application Commercial Plumbing Permit Application (Info) 2019-06-01 10:34
Application Curb-cut Permit Application (Info) 2019-06-01 10:49
Application Floodplain Development Permit Application (Arkansas) (Info) 2019-06-01 10:46
Application Grading Permit Application (Info) 2019-06-01 10:47
Application Planning Commission – Conditional Use Application (Info) 2019-06-01 10:38
Application Planning Commission – Lot Split Application (Info) 2019-06-01 10:40
Application Planning Commission – Variance Application (Info) 2019-06-01 10:44
Application Residential Electrical Permit Application (Info) 2019-06-01 10:32
Application Residential Gas Permit Application (Info) 2019-06-01 10:31
Application Residential Mechanical Permit (Info) 2019-06-01 10:30
Application Residential Plumbing Permit Application (Info) 2019-06-01 10:29
Application Sidewalk Permit Application (Info) 2019-06-01 10:48
Application Sign Permit Application (Info) 2019-06-01 10:50
Guidelines Contractors Law (2012) (Info) 2019-06-01 10:58
Guidelines Grading Permit Guide (Info) 2019-06-01 10:58
Guidelines Land Use Code (Info) 2019-06-01 10:42
Guidelines Setback Requirements (Info) 2019-06-01 10:59

Contact

HOURS OF OPERATION

8:00am - 4:30pm

Monday-Friday

The Planning Department is located at 1874 Stokenbury Rd, Elkins, AR 72727 in Elkins City Hall.