Planning Department
Building Inspection, Commercial & Land Development
Responsible for Regulations, Standards, and Specifications for the Subdivision, Conveyance, Development, and Improvement of Unincorporated Land in the County.
The purpose and intent of our Planning ordinance is to set forth certain procedures, requirements, minimum standards, specifications, compliance with State and Federal Regulations, and acceptable criteria for the development of all unincorporated land in Benton County, Arkansas.
The concept of development or land development shall include but not be limited to:

  • Subdivisions
  • Informal Plats
  • Tract and Lot Splits
  • Commercial Developments
  • Master Development Plans
  • Planned Unit Developments
  • All other types of Commercial & Private Development
* Applicants are advised to contact the Planning Department for planning fees and application forms.
Criteria for consideration include the process of orderly and systematic recordation of land subdivision, conveyance, and area improvement.

The Planning Office also oversees the National Flood Insurance Program for the county, which requires that all development in designated floodplains comply with Federal Emergency Management Agency mandates and Benton County's Floodplain Ordinance.

FEMA Websites: FEMA Home     Flood Maps, Insurance & Information

USGS's Website: Real-Time Water Data for Arkansas

Bentonville Library's Website: Community Links
Flood Picture

March 17th 2008 Flood at War Eagle On-going flood managment efforts include: