The City of Lowell Building Services Department strives to make Lowell, Arkansas a safer place to live by protecting the health, safety and welfare of our citizens. We actively participate in and support local, state and national professional organizations to keep abreast of and enforce the International Family of Codes while maintaining a good working relationship with our contractors. Our professional obligation to establish trust, and maintain integrity, honesty, fairness and competence will not be taken lightly.
The Lowell Building Department started as a division of the Lowell Fire Department in 1975 when the Fire Chief was tasked with issuing building permits and performing inspections. In 1994, a full-time inspector/firefighter was hired to help carry the load. In 1995, the department hired a secretary to help keep up with the growth of both building and fire activities. In 1998, another secretary was hired to primarily handle Fire Department matters due to the building boom in Lowell. In 2004, a full-time Fire Marshal was hired for the Fire Department which has improved the functions of both operations.
This year, the Building Department is now a full-fledged department of the City. We will strive to maintain and improve our services to our customers, the residents of Lowell, the building trades and professions.
A mutual-aid agreement is in place between Lowell and various neighboring cities in NW Arkansas in the event of a natural disaster or event that would overwhelm the resources of any one building department.
2007 Arkansas Fire Protection Code ( based on the 2006 IBC,IRC, & IFC)
2006 Arkansas Plumbing Code
2010 Arkansas Mechanical Code
2011 National Electrical Code
2004 Arkansas Energy Code
2003 Life Safety Code
2006 Arkansas Fuel Gas Code
Building Officials of Northwest Arkansas
Code Officials of Arkansas
International Code Council
International Association of Electrical Inspectors
International Code Council Region X