Planning and Development

The Planning & Development Department consists of forty (40) employees in four (4) Divisions. The Department supports several Boards and Commissions.


Mission Statement

To enhance the quality of life for the residents of Little Rock through exceptional service that encourages quality growth, development, redevelopment, and the stabilization of neighborhoods through an efficient and equitable effort of planning, land use controls, Historic Preservation, permitting, and enforcement.

Helpful Information

Below are some application forms and helpful links:   


      Building Permit Application Form     



Board & Commission Information

Regularly scheduled meetings of the Little Rock Planning Commission, Board of Adjustment, and Historic District Commission are held in the Board Chambers, second floor City Hall, 500 West Markham Street.

Little Rock Planning Commission Board of Adjustment City Beautiful Commission Historic District Commission:





Short Term Rentals Working Draft

The City of Little Rock is developing regulations for Short Term Rentals within the City.  A working draft has been development as a point for discussion.  If after reviewing the draft you have any comments or recommendations please send the to Walter Malone, AICP Planning Manager 

Working Draft August 2021 Short Term Rentals

Markup draft


For More Information

General questions and information:

723 West Markham Street
Little Rock, AR 72201
Office: (501) 371-4790
Fax: (501) 399-3435

Zoning Information, Verification & Complaints:
Office:(501) 371-4844
Fax:(501) 371-6863  

Building Permit Desk:
Office: (501) 371-4832
Fax: (501) 371-4546

Jamie Collins, Director

Venita Harris, Administrative Assistant