Please see the basic outlines of what the inspector will be looking for during inspections of the instances listed below. The inspection may not be limited to the points listed.
Fence: Survey pins should be visible, Set Back, Material and Height Information will be required, Residential fence may be 6 ft. on the side and back of property and may not exceed 4 ft. in the front of the residence
Swimming Pool: Location, Set back, Pool Material, Electrical-ground fault plug in, Above-ground and In-Ground wired pools will require a separate electric permit, Minimum fence height of 4 ft. is required with a pool, and the inspector can inspect both pool and fence in a single inspection
Demolition: Utilities are properly disconnected
Storage Building/ Portable Detached Construction: Setbacks, Building location pinned, Excess detached construction may not exceed more than 720 sq. ft. The combined total of all accessory buildings may not exceed 40 % of the primary residence and must be a minimum of 5ft from the property line
Commercial Buildings: 2 sets of site and building plans must be furnished for review, consisting of a floor plan and wall section views. Plans at minimum will require a floor plan and wall section view. The wall section view shall show such items as roofing, floor joist, footing, foundations and balcony construction.
Building permit fees required for remodeling, repairing or alteration of any existing structure will be $15 per inspection. Building permit fees for all new construction or other construction which is on a square foot basis shall be calculated according to the following schedule:
75 sq. ft. or less $15
76-999 sq. ft. $15 + $.20 cost per square foot
1000-1999 sq. ft. $200.00 + $.17 cost per square foot
2000-greater $370.00 + $.15 cost per square foot
Maximum for any project $3000.00
Permits will need to be on prominent display during construction. You may find building permit applications at City Hall and on our website at www.gentryarkansas.us . After an application has been completed and approved by the inspector and mayor, payment will be required and a permit will be issued.