Administration is responsible for management and direction of all Planning and Development Divisions, ensuring all Departmental goals are met, with regards to administrative and employee services, implementation of policies and procedures, and employee training.



The Planning Division provides mid and long range planning, historic preservation reviews and analysis, as well as technical support to the City. The Division prepares reviews and develops reports for Land Use amendments, Master Street Plan amendments, and review of zoning changes requested by various groups. The Planning Division Staff responds to requests for statistics, graphics and Geographic Information System (GIS) products.

The City does prepare 'plans' beyond the City limits. The City of Little Rock has set a Planning Boundary (sometimes called an extra-territorial jurisdiction boundary) that is approximate three (3) miles (as the crow flies) around the City. Within this area the City Subdivision and Zoning Ordinances are enforced. Due to this, the City Master Street Plan  and Land Use Plan are in effect beyond the City limits in the 'Planning Area'.  The Land Use Classifications are divided into several groupings by generalized use: Residential, Office, Commercial, Industrial, Mixed Use and Other.  The Land Use Plan Map and Master Street Plan/Bike Plan can be found with the 'Interactive Maps' button under "Helpful Information" on the Department's Main Page.

The Division provides the primary staff support for the Little Rock Historic Commission and River Market. The Land Use and Master Street Plan Amendment applications must be completed and returned to our offices at 723 West Markham Street by the filing dates.


Planning Staff

Historic Preservation, GIS, Land Use and Transportation Planning

Walter Malone, AICP
Planning Manager
(501) 371-6819


Hannah Ratzlaff
Urban Designer
(501) 371-4789
 Alice Anderson
 Planning Document Technician
 (501) 371-4813
Kevin Tarkington
(501) 371-4483
 Aaron 'Chris' McDaniel
 Graphics/GIS Technician
 (501) 371-4779
Mark Mahar
GIS Programmer Analyst
(501) 371-6828



The Development Division reviews rezoning applications, subdivision plats, zoning interpretations, landscaping review, site plan reviews, sign and zoning enforcement.  The Division provides the primary staff support for the Little Rock Planning Commission, Board of Adjustment, and City Beautiful Commission.  Information and questions about zoning whether actual classifications, allowable uses or reclassification are handled by personnel of this Division, that can be contacted at (501) 371-4844.

Zoning and Subdivision regulations are the principal tools employed by the City of Little Rock in guiding the city objectives and plans to specified goals. They assure compatibility of uses while directing the placement of infrastructure and public services. Platting, rezoning and site development ordinances in the processes involved with rezoning or developing land are administered by this Division. Additionally, use permits, variances and enforcement are dealt with daily. The Division also acts as a resource agency for developers, realtors and other citizens when presented with requests for current zoning, plat status, development standards or statistical information.

Staff has developed a short definition for each zoning district within the Zoning Code to help give an idea of what use each of the Zone Classifications allows.


Development Staff

Administration; Landscape, Subdivision & Zoning Review

Bradley Jordan
Development Manager
(501) 371-6817
Felicia Jefferson
Administrative Technician
(501) 371-4790
Monte Moore
Development Administrator
(501) 371-4792
Bradley Jordan
(open position)
Plans Development Administrator
(501) 371-6817
  Rick Reynolds
Landscape Specialist
(501) 371-6817
Romie Price
Development Specialist
(501) 371-6821
Torrence Thrower
Development Specialist
(501) 371-4764

Zoning and Sign Enforcement

Paul Fimpel
Zoning & Enforcement Administrator
(501) 371-4865
Zoning Information, Verification & Complaints
(501) 371-4844
Fax:(501) 371-6863
Kevin Douthard
Code Enforcement Officer
(501) 371-4845
(open position)
Code Enforcement Officer
(501) 371-4846
Bryan Smith
Code Enforcement Officer
(501) 371-4846
Joshua Garner
Code Enforcement Officer
(501) 371-4863
Josiah 'Scott' McCalman
Code Enforcement Officer
(501) 371-4866
Troy Harvey
Code Enforcement Officer
(501) 371-4411
Brooks Lilly
Code Enforcement Officer
(501) 371-6829


Building Codes

The Building Codes Division issue construction related permits and provides plan review and inspection services with regard to building, plumbing, mechanical and electrical construction in the City of Little Rock. The primary goal of the Division is to protect the public health and safety through the administration and enforcement of these codes. Within the Building Codes Division there are six (6) working sections: Building Inspections; Electrical Inspections; Permits; Plan Review; Mechanical Inspections; and Plumbing/Gas Inspections.











Construction application: 


Information and Checklists:

Blast check list
Building Permit Fee Ordinance
Commercial Construction Information
Construction Codes for Little Rock
Contact List
Demolition Permit check list
Documents Required to obtain a Building Permit
DOD Requirements and Procedures
   Central High
Final Inspection check list
Fire Alarm sequence of events generic check list
Fire Districts Map
Fire Job check list
Landscape Plan Requirements
Site Utility Plan Requirements
Tenant Space check list


Building Codes Staff

Administration, Permitting and Commercial Plan Review
Chuck Givens
Building Codes Manager
(501) 371-4828
 Terry Steele
 Permits Supervisor
 (501) 371-4449
(open position)
Plans Examiner
(501) 371-4875
 Permit Information, Portal Assistance
 (501) 371-4832
 Fax: (501) 371-4546
Curtis Richey
Plans Examiner
(501) 371-4724
 Tracy Lucas
 Permit Technician
 (501) 371-4832
   Leslie McGee
 Office Assistant II
 (501) 371-4805


Tim Whitener
Building Inspection Supervisor
(501) 371-4827 (Commercial)


Frederick Jones
Building Property Maintenance Inspector
(501) 371-4833
 Randy Baldwin
 Building Property Maintenance Inspector
 (501) 371-4834
Brian Matthews
Building Property Maintenance Inspector
(501) 371-4827
Michael Grayer
Electrical Inspection Supervisor
(501) 371-4837
 Randy Castillo
 Electrical Inspector
 (501) 371-4838
Bobby New
Electrical Inspector
(501) 371-4836
Larry Kyzer
Mechanical Inspection Supervisor
(501) 918-5282
 (open position)
 Mechanical Inspector
 (501) 918-5292
Ronnie Campbell
Plumbing & Gas Inspection Supervisor
(501) 371-4840
 Wayne Shaw
 Plumbing & Gas Inspector       
 (501) 371-4842
Roger Havniear
Plumbing & Gas Inspector       
(501) 371-4841


 Engineering Staff

Design Review, Environmental Compliance Engineer and Engineering Specialists 
Christopher Smith, P.E.
Design Review Manager
(501) 371-4817


Dylan Warner
Environmental Compliance Engineer
(501) 918-5348

 Quin Baber
 Engineering Specialist
 (501) 399-3470

Richard Mathews
Engineering Specialist
(501) 371-4688




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