Retaining Wall Permit


Retaining Wall Permit Application


Retaining Wall permits shall be required for a wall segment more than four (4) feet in height, measured from the final grade at lower-side of wall to the top of the wall, where such activity is not part of an approved preliminary plat or large scale development.  There are four main phases to the retaining wall permit process; Application, review and approval, routine inspections and a final inspection to close out the permit.  If approved, a copy of the retaining wall permit shall be posted at or near the street right-of-way line and shall be clearly visible from the street.

Before Submitting

Before submitting your application, please be sure to submit ALL of the required documents as shown on the checklist in the application and Art. 1100.7 (E) of the Subdivision Code.  An incomplete application will not be processed.


  1. When do I need to apply for a Retaining Wall Permit?
    • Please read SC 1100.7(E), link is provided under the "Regulatory" section of this webpage.  A retaining wall permit shall be obtained prior to beginning construction, extension or replacement of all applicable retaining walls.
  2. What documents are required for submission?
    • Please read SC 1100.7(E) and review the Retaining Wall Permit Application.  A list of items required is included in both areas.  Please note that only complete applications will be processed, so be sure that you double check the items required.
  3. When can I start work?
    • Once you have received conformation that your application has been processed and approved, you may start work given that there are no special conditions required.  A copy of the retaining wall permit needs to be posted at or near the street right of way line and also be clearly visible from the street.
  4. How does the permit need to be closed out?
    • Routine inspections maybe required for your project.  In order to closeout (final) the project a final inspection maybe required.  Please contact the Engineering Department for project specific information.
  1. Tracy Billings

    Project/Permit Coordinator
    Phone: 479-696-0229

  2. Physical Address
    3200 SW Municipal Drive
    Bentonville, AR 72712

    Mailing Address
    1000 SW 14th Street
    Bentonville, AR 72712