Planning and Development

The Planning & Development Department consists of forty (40) employees in three (3) Divisions.  The Department supports several Boards and Commissions.

Mission Statement

To enhance the quality of life for the citizens of Little Rock by providing a Department which encourages quality growth, development and redevelopment and the stabilization of neighborhoods through a concentrated effort of planning, land use controls, Historic Preservation, permitting and enforcement.

Above Photographs: Plan reviewing with public to have their input in the Street Scape plan, at one of the public meetings at Hinton Resource Center.

Helpful Information

Below are some helpful links for Interactive Maps, Building Permit Application, Heritage Tourism, Neighborhood Associations Information, Statistics and Reports, Master Street Plan, Subdivision Code(Chapter 31), and Zoning Code(Chapter 36).   




Zoning Verifications: fax written request with address and legal description of the property to (501) 371-6863.

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.

For More Information

General questions and information:

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

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

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

Jamie Collins, Director
Venita Harris, Administrative Assistant