A reminder from the Civil Enforcement Division:
Any person, firm, or corporation in the City of Trumann Arkansas that engages in, exercises or pursues any line of business must first obtain and pay for an occupation license (business permit.) These licenses are valid from January 1st through December 31st. They must be renewed on January 1st every year. There is a 30 day grace period for renewal and late fees will be assessed on the 31st day.
Any person, firm, or corporation that engages in construction in the City of Trumann must obtain a construction permit. This includes any projects that add square footage to an existing structure (i.e. porch, expansion to current structure, etc.) or standalone structure (i.e. outbuilding, portable building, carport, etc.) You must be a licensed contractor (residential or commercial) in the state of Arkansas to perform construction within the City of Trumann. (NOTE: All new commercial construction must pay an additional State construction surcharge fee which is based on the value of the structure ONLY.)
The application for a construction permit and certificate of occupancy must be made at the municipal complex. The contractor must provide the following:
1. Proposed use of building (single family dwelling, multi-family dwelling, retail establishment, etc.)
2. Nature of Construction (new construction, repairs, additions, alterations, etc.)
3. Attach plans and specifications which reflect:
a. Dimensions of tract on which structure will be located.
b. Proposed location of structure on the tract (complete with dimensions.)
c. Front setback lines.
d. Side setback lines.
e. Rear setback lines.
f. Proposed height of structure and number of stories.
g. Location of access streets.
h. Type of materials to be used.
i. If off street parking required, indicate proposed location and number of spaces plus circulation area.
j. If off street loading required, indicate proposed location and number of spaces, plus circulation area.
4. Description of tract: (Lot number, block number, addition, address.)
5. Estimated cost (exclusive of lot.)
An inspection of the site as well as any footings, slabs, etc. MUST be conducted by a city inspector.
If you intend to develop land for subdivision a letter requesting a hearing before the planning and zoning commission must be filed with the city clerk. The letter should include:
1. Legal description and general description of land(s).
2. Description of type of development.
3. Copy of title of property.
4. Sketch plan which reflects:
a. Location of the proposed subdivision in relation to the city as a whole.
b. Location of all streets and alleys interconnecting and bordering the subdivision.
c. General location of streets within the subdivision.
d. General size and shape of lots.
e. Legal description of proposed subdivision.
f. Location of property owned by public entities or by railroads and utility companies when within or adjacent to the subdivision.
Any person, firm or corporation that engages in plumbing, electrical, or mechanical work in the City of Trumann must obtain the respective permits. This includes renovation and new installations. You must be a licensed plumber, electrician, or HVAC/R in the state of Arkansas to perform work in the City of Trumann. The master plumber, master electrician, and/or HVAC/R must present a valid license from the state of Arkansas to obtain the permit. Inspections of the work throughout various stages MUST be conducted by a city inspector. A final inspection must be completed for compliance with all fire, building, electrical, plumbing, HVAC/R and other applicable codes before issuance of a certificate of occupancy.
One may perform their own construction, electrical, plumbing, and HVAC/R work at their primary residence. One must obtain the proper permits and inspections for the completed work.
Captain Gary W. Henry Sr.