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Permits are required for construction of all new buildings/structures, additions to buildings/structures, interior remodels/alterations that include structural modifications, structural repairs to buildings, storm shelters, decks, covered patios, storage buildings, carports, fences over 7ft tall, swimming pools, demolition of structures, cell towers, tents over 400 sqft, plumbing, electrical and mechanical work.
Permits can be obtained by coming to the Risk Reduction Division located at 113 N 4th St or you can also fill out an online application located on our website.
For all new construction and additions we will require a site plan and a full set of plans (to include elevations, floor plans and electrical). For remodels we will require a before and after floor plan of the entire house. It must have rooms labeled, show doors and windows with sizes and show where any electrical (must include smoke detectors) or plumbing will be added or moved.
A site plan is an overview of your entire property and should include all existing structures, lot dimensions, proposed improvements and the distance from those improvements to your property lines.
If you own the property and it is your main place of residence, then you can do any building, plumbing, electrical or mechanical work yourself. You are still required to pull permits as that work will have to be inspected and the work must be completed by you. If you hire someone else to perform that work they will need to pull the permit. You are responsible as the permit holder for any work being done.
The cost of a Certificate of Occupancy is $25.
The City of Rogers does not have jurisdiction outside of the city limits. If you live outside the city limits and within Benton County, you will need to contact the Benton County Risk Reduction office at 479-271-1003 to obtain permits and inspections.
The City of Rogers does not locate property lines. You will need to contact a surveyor to locate those or you can try to find them yourself.
A permit is valid for 6 months as long as work is receiving inspections. A permit shall become null and void if the proposed work is not started within 6 months of issuance or when work is suspended or abandoned for a period of 6 months after work is started. Extensions can be requested and may be granted upon the authorization of the building official, otherwise they will be required to be re-permitted with fees due.
Inspections can be scheduled by calling our office at 479-621-1100 or by filling out the online Request an Inspection form on our website. Inspections will be scheduled between the hours of 7:30am – 4:30pm daily. We require 24hr notice on all framing, gas/electric services and final inspections – these rules also apply when scheduling online.
No. Only an emergency that happens after hours or over the weekend can proceed without a permit, but you are required to obtain a permit within the next business day. Work conducted without a permit will be subject to a Stop Work Order or Notice of Code Violation and a penalty fee will be applied when the permit is issued per City Ordinance.