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APPLICATION SUBMITTAL 
Please submit completed applications and required submittal items to permits@bellavistaar.gov for intake. In addition, some applications can be submitted through our online portal such as subcontractor permits, new home construction, and accessory structures. 

If submitting a planning application, please ensure that a pre-application meeting has been held with a City Planner prior to submitting the application for intake. 

See below for development related applications and reference guides. 

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Residential Building Documents and Applications7 documents

  • Grading and Erosion Control Application
    document Header Grading and Erosion Control Application
  • Grading and Erosion Final Inspection Checklist
    document Header Grading and Erosion Final Inspection Checklist
  • Lot Clearing Burn Permit Application
    document Header Lot Clearing Burn Permit Application
    Required by Fire Department if burning on site after clearing lot
  • Residential building permit (application only)
    document Header Residential building permit (application only)
  • Residential Building Permit Application Package
    document Header Residential Building Permit Application Package
  • Residential permit review process information
    document Header Residential permit review process information
  • Residential plot plan checklist
    document Header Residential plot plan checklist

Commercial Building Documents and Applications5 documents

  • Commercial building permit application package
    document Header Commercial building permit application package
  • Commercial building plan submittal checklist
    document Header Commercial building plan submittal checklist
  • Commercial certificate of occupancy procedure
    document Header Commercial certificate of occupancy procedure
  • Commercial permit review process information
    document Header Commercial permit review process information
  • Grading and erosion control application
    document Header Grading and erosion control application

Subcontractors1 document

  • Subcontractor Permit Application
    document Header Subcontractor Permit Application

Miscellaneous Applications and Reference Guides12 documents

  • ARDOT Driveway Access Permit Information
    document Header ARDOT Driveway Access Permit Information
    Residential or commercial driveways that access 340, 279, or 71 require City approval and ARDOT permitting.
  • Deck reference guide
    document Header Deck reference guide
  • Dockside recreational improvements reference guide
    document Header Dockside recreational improvements reference guide
  • Door-to-Door Solicitation permit application
    document Header Door-to-Door Solicitation permit application
  • Fence reference guide
    document Header Fence reference guide
  • Misc Plan Submittal Checklist
    document Header Misc Plan Submittal Checklist
  • Misc./Accessory Improvement Application
    document Header Misc./Accessory Improvement Application
  • Portable storage container permit application
    document Header Portable storage container permit application
  • Portable storage container reference guide
    document Header Portable storage container reference guide
  • Retaining Wall/Sea Wall reference guide
    document Header Retaining Wall/Sea Wall reference guide
  • Special Event Permit Application
    document Header Special Event Permit Application
  • Special Events Requirements
    document Header Special Events Requirements

Community Development Permit Fees3 documents

  • ICC Valuation Table
    document Header ICC Valuation Table
  • Permit Fee Schedule
    document Header Permit Fee Schedule
  • Planning Application Fee Schedule
    document Header Planning Application Fee Schedule

Planning Documents and Applications12 documents

  • Conditional Use Permit Application
    document Header Conditional Use Permit Application
  • Easement, Alley, or Right-of-Way Vacation Application
    document Header Easement, Alley, or Right-of-Way Vacation Application
  • Final Plat Application
    document Header Final Plat Application
  • Floodplain Development Application
    document Header Floodplain Development Application
  • Incidental Subdivision Application
    document Header Incidental Subdivision Application
  • Large Scale Development Package
    document Header Large Scale Development Package
  • Minor Variance Application
    document Header Minor Variance Application
  • Planning Application Fees
    document Header Planning Application Fees
    Planning Fees as of 1/3/22
  • Preliminary Plat Application
    document Header Preliminary Plat Application
  • Rezone Request Application
    document Header Rezone Request Application
  • Waiver Request Application
    document Header Waiver Request Application
    For code provision requests involving Chapter 107 in Bella Vista's Municipal Code.
  • Zoning Variance Application
    document Header Zoning Variance Application
    For code provision requests involving Chapter 109 in Bella Vista's Municipal Code.

Signs6 documents

  • Permanent sign permit application
    document Header Permanent sign permit application
  • Political sign fact sheet
    document Header Political sign fact sheet
  • Real estate sign fact sheet
    document Header Real estate sign fact sheet
  • Sign Reference Guide
    document Header Sign Reference Guide
  • Temporary sign permit application
    document Header Temporary sign permit application
  • Yard sale sign fact sheet
    document Header Yard sale sign fact sheet

Miscellaneous Fact Sheets4 documents

  • Foundation and Footing Code
    document Header Foundation and Footing Code
  • House number fact sheet
    document Header House number fact sheet
  • Properties eligible for sewer connection
    document Header Properties eligible for sewer connection
  • Sewer connect fact sheet
    document Header Sewer connect fact sheet