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Setbacks are required minimum distances between a building and the related front, side, exterior side, or rear property line. These distances determine how far construction must be set back from the property line. Setbacks for your particular property may be determined by calling the Planning Department office at 501-321-6650. Or, if you know the zoning of your property, simply check Title 16 online.
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In limited or emergency circumstances, it is possible. Please see Section 16.1.8 of the Hot Springs Municipal Code to see regulations pertaining to temporary structures, or call the Hot Springs Planning Department at 501-321-6650 for additional information.
See the zoning map on the website. Then go to Title 16 Zoning, and select the chapter containing the rules for your district. If you have questions, call the Planning Department at 501-21-6650. Some areas have "overlay" districts that impose additional restrictions on the use of the land. These districts include Malvern Overlay, Seasonal Parking Overlay, and the Manufactured Home Overlay Districts. The zoning map has a selection to view these overlays online. Citizens may also call the number listed above to ask which overlays may apply to their property.
The zoning laws regulate some aspects of how you can use your property, but other aspects are regulated by the city's subdivision regulations, Title 16 of the Hot Springs Municipal Code.
At its most basic, a comprehensive plan is a community's common vision of what it hopes to become in the future - the quality of its residential neighborhoods; the places residents live, work, shop and play; the way people and goods move about the urban and rural areas; and the treatment of natural environmental features as development changes the rural landscape.
The current Comprehensive Plan was adopted in 2020. This plan describes in text, illustrations and maps how the city will grow and evolve to meet changing economic, social and environmental conditions.
The City of Hot Springs has a landscaping ordinance contained in Title 16 of the Municipal Code. The urban forester for the City of Hot Springs enforces the landscaping ordinance and can be contacted at 501-321-6778 or email.