The Function of the Building Inspection Department Includes:
Enforcing the Building Ordinance and the associated adopted codes within the community to ensure safe building construction and renovations.
Issues building permits as outlined in the Ordinance.
Inspects all new construction with the exception of plumbing and electrical which are permitted through the State.
Licenses all contractors working within the city limits.
Enforces the Property Maintenance 'Nuisance' Ordinance including the vacant property registration.
The City of Hot Springs adopted building codes and established the role of Building Official to ensure the health and safety of the public is maintained through the adherence to the codes and regulations established by law for the construction, alteration or use of new and existing buildings.