Tiny House Regulations Arkansas

Arkansas Building Code:

 

  • Rogers, Arkansas allows tiny homes in a residential area if they’re built from the ground up on the property with a foundation.
  • Rogers has rezoned a section of lots near Bella Vista Lake Park to allow for the development of tiny houses.

 

It appears many of the IRC enforced Building Codes are in Incorporated Municipalities of Arkansas, while very few exist in rural counties except Lawrence County and Walnut Ridge which require a 600 square foot minimum.

  • Rogers, Arkansas allows tiny homes in a residential area if they’re built from the ground up on the property with a foundation.
  • Rogers has rezoned a section of lots near Bella Vista Lake Park to allow for the development of tiny houses.

In the incorporated areas homes of any size must be connected to an approved septic systems or public waste water system. Most of the State codes apply to Fire safety and commercial buildings. Arkansas has made it difficult for people who want to live in a tiny house. Some jurisdictions have actually added size restrictions to areas that originally had none. Additionally, most counties in Arkansas view tiny homes on wheels as an RV, and therefore restrict them to an RV or mobile home park. The rezoned lots near Bella Vista Lake Park still have plenty of logistics to work out, but it appears they are headed in the right direction. Overall, it appears that complicated zoning laws have slowed down the development of these potential tiny house communities.

It is always best to check with your local town, city, or county government for regulations or codes.

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