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Planning

The function of the Community Planning & Permits Department is to promote and enhance the well being of residents, visitors, property owners, and businesses in the City of North Little Rock.



the city services building is open the public. City staff and visitors to the building are to practice social distancing. For assistance with permits, inspections, and other planning related questions call 501-975-8835.

 

Mission Statement

The mission of the Planning Department is to provide proficient and equitable administration of policies, which facilitate new development, redevelopment, and compatible uses of land to ensure growth occurs in a rational and comprehensive manner. 

 

Goals

  • Assist citizens, businesses, elected officials, and other partners to guide decision-making.
  • Consistently provide an exceptional customer service experience through planning and permitting services delivered in a responsive, resourceful, and result-oriented manner.
  • Improve efficiency in order to reduce time from permit or zoning application to issuance of a building permit or public hearing.
  • Enhance staff capabilities, operational processes, and collaboration with city departments and outside agencies.
  • Build a high-functioning organization in which staff are engaged, empowered, and working collectively to achieve the department's mission.

 

Department Contacts

 Planning Main Number

975-8835

 Planning Fax Line

975-8837

 Planning Director: Shawn Spencer

975-8835

 Assistant Planning Director: Tim Reavis

975-8871

 City Planner: Donna James

975-8862

 Office Assistant: Alli Austin or permit clerk email

975-8836

 GIS Specialist: John Hale

975-8875

 Permit Clerks: B.J. Jones & Alyson Jones or permit clerk email

975-8835

 Building Official / Plans Examiner: Rodger Greene

975-8829

 Chief Building Inspector: Arnold Coleman

975-8835

 Chief Electrical Inspector: Joshua Bowers

 Chief Mechanical Inspector / HVAC: Scottie Kelley

 Chief Plumbing Inspector: BJ Black

975-8835

 


                     

Other Important Contacts

 Curb Cuts, Stormwater, & Excavation Permits:

 Belinda Garvin

 371-8339

 Flood Plain Info: Michael Klamm

 371-8334

 Traffic Related Issues: Kenny Stephens

 Traffic Barricading Permit: Dee Devine

 340-5352

 340-5352

 Fire Marshal

 812-5940

 Pulaski County Planning

 340-8260

 County Assessor Office

 340-6170

 Code Enforcement

 791-8581

 Business License

 975-8617

 

Contact

  Shawn Spencer - Director           
  City Services Building                 
 120 Main St.                                  
  North Little Rock, AR 72114       
  Phone: (501) 975-8835               
  Fax: (501) 975-8837
  Email: SSpencer@nlr.ar.gov

 



Construction and Building Code Information:

Rodger Greene - Building Official

City Services Building                 
120 Main St.                                  
North Little Rock, AR 72114       
Phone: 501.975.8829

Fax: 501.975.8837
Email:
RGreene@nlr.ar.gov