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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

Zoning Maps

Zoning maps for Elkins available via NW Regional Planning GIS Tool

Building Inspector

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Planning News

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    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.  

Upcoming Events

7:00 pm Planning Commission Meeting @ Elkins City Hall
Planning Commission Meeting @ Elkins City Hall
Oct 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Planning Commission Meeting @ Elkins City Hall | Elkins | Arkansas | United States
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7:00 pm Quarterly All-Committees Workshop @ Elkins Community Center
Quarterly All-Committees Workshop @ Elkins Community Center
Oct 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Quarterly workshop of all Council, Committees and Boards to discuss plans and updates with members.


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 Rezoning Application (Info) 2021-03-19 10:26
Application Sidewalk Permit Application (Info) 2019-06-01 10:48
Application Sign Permit Application (Info) 2019-06-01 10:50
Application Solar Panel Permit (Info) 2021-05-16 02:47
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



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