Building & Zoning

The mission of the Building & Zoning Department is to ensure public safety through the enforcement of adopted building codes and licensing requirements for businesses and contractors. Building & Zoning staff continuously review the long range vision provided by the Planning Commission and Governing Body to ensure the goals and ideals of the whole community are reached. 
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City of Bel Aire Zoning Regulations


Please view the City of Bel Aire City Code for all current zoning regulations.

  • Chapter 17 Building Codes: Outlines information pertaining to the residential construction code, commercial construction code, trade codes, fence code, sign code, erosion control requirements, and the property maintenance code.
  • Chapter 18 Part A Zoning Regulations: Outlines information pertaining to permits, zoning districts/uses, setback requirements, conditional/special uses, parking/loading, landscaping/screening, and floodplain zoning. 
  • Chapter 18 Part B Subdivision Regulations: Outlines information pertaining to plat requirements/approval, design standards, vacations/corrections and easements.  
Follow this link to view the current City of Bel Aire Zoning Map. 

Do I Need a Building Permit?


If you are doing any home improvement project, then you may need a building permit. The Building Permit process and required inspections are not meant to be a deterrent to home improvement, but rather they are way to maintain the safety of you, your home and your community.

For more information, check out our list of projects that will require a building permit.