Construction Requirements

New or Renovated Structures

For new or renovated structures-except one-and two-family dwellings - compliance with the the 2012 Arkansas Fire Prevention Code, Volume I and II, is required before issuance of a use and occupancy permit. These inspections are required as part of the permit process. The Paragould Fire Marshal's Office has developed resources to streamline and assist contractors through the construction process. The following information is designed to make your inspection go smoothly. Please make the appropriate contractors aware of this information. Following the tips in this section should help you avoid many of the common  obstacles to getting an inspection completed in a timely manner.

Inspection Requests

Schedule a request for an inspection by calling the Fire Marshal's Office, (870) 239-7525, at least 24 hours in advance. Inspection requests shall be be made by the general contractor.

What You Need For Your Fire Inspection

  1. Approved plans include, but are not limited to, architectural drawings, fire alarm and sprinkler plans. Approved plans must be kept on site at all times for use by inspectors. Approved plans will have a stamp from the Paragould Fire Marshal's Office. Shop drawings and other plans without a Fire Marshal's Office stamp are not acceptable. Plans must be electronically submitted to the Fire Marshal's office and approved prior to any construction or installation.