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Building Ordinance

  • 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.
  • Click here to access Chapter 6-A Building Official & General Building Regulations.
  • In addition to the ordinance the city also adopted International Building Codes as listed in section 06-A.06 of the Ordinance.
  • Electrical and plumbing permits are obtained through the State.  To contact the State Electrical Inspector, call Stan Rogers at 1-605-517-2478 or e-mail him at  To contact the State Plumbing Inspector, call Gerald Johnson at 605-773-3429 or e-mail him at  

Building Code Reference

For access to all building permits see Building Permit page.

For information regarding Contractor Licensing

Nuisance Ordinance

  • The purpose of this ordinance is to help protect the health, safety and welfare of the citizens by preventing blight, protecting property values, preserving the Historic district and preserving the integrity of neighborhoods by avaoiding the creation of nuisances and nuisance properties, thus ensuring the safe and sanitary maintenance of dwellings, commercial and industrial buildings and the properties on which they exist.

  • All vacant structures are required to register with the City.  Click here for the Vacant Structure Registration Application and read more about the requires in the Ordinances at Section 18-A.03.

  • If you are aware of a property that meets the requirements of a 'nuisance' please fill out a Nuisance Property Complaint Form and submit it to the Development Coordinator office for action.