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Building Permit Application

  1. (xxx)xxx-xxxx

  2. A: Type of Project

  3. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP) Requirement

    Was this property built prior to 1978? If yes, you are required by the U.S. EPA's RRP rule to be a lead safe certified firm with the U.S. EPA if performing work that will disturb a painted surface in homes, child care facilities, and pre-schools built before 1978.

    For more information se the EPA's website.

  4. Type of Project
  5. x $.05 = $

  6. Additional Information

    Accessory Building: A plot plan identifying the location of the accessory building in relation to other structures and lot lines, regardless of size, must be submitted for approval to ensure compliance with city zoning set-back requirements. Accessory buildings less than 200 square feet shall have a no fee permit issued. Accessory buildings 201-500 square feet shall be charged a $40 permit (inspections included). Accessory buildings greater than 500 square feet shall be charged a fee of $.05 / square foot of the total square footage (inspections included).

    Roof: All roofing permits shall be $40.

    Sign: A sign permit is $40. A detailed construction drawing showing a materials list, design, and wind load calculation. (An additional electrical permit will be required is lighting is part of the design).


    • All fence permits must be obtained at the building department at city hall.
    • New/Addition/Repair are calculated on the affected area only. 
      • Square Footage of affected area such as a bathroom remodel. The bathroom would be the affected area.
    • All residential project require plans to be submitted to the Building Department.
    • Engineer stamped plans are required on all commercial and new construction. Hand drawn or computer drawn plans are acceptable for residential.
  7. B: Commercial Sur-Tax

  8. Required for all Commercial Permits (Round to nearest dollar amount)

  9. x $.0005 = $

  10. Total Permit Fee

  11. Permit fee is $40.00 or total of (A) or total of (A + B).

  12. Any inspection called for that is not ready upon arrival of the inspector or does not Pass Inspection will result in a fee of $30 per each additional inspection.

  13. Questions?

    Building Department
    305 Locust St
    Malvern, AR 72104
    Phone: 501-332-3638, opt. 1

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