City of Bel Aire
Building & Zoning
The Planning and Zoning Department in the City of Bel Aire is directed by the City Building Inspector. The Planning & Zoning Department plays a critical role in maintaining the safety of the community and directing the growth of the City. The Planning & Zoning Department also maintains the licensing of the contractors and businesses within the City limits. Preserving and promoting safe and healthy community is the objective of the Planning & Zoning Department. If you have any questions regarding contractors, building permits or zoning ordinances, please contact the City Building Inspector, Keith Price at (316) 744-2451 ext. 120 or send email to email@example.com.
Important Bel Aire Planning & Zoning Documents:
City of Bel Aire Zoning Ordinances
By clicking on the below link you can view the current zoning ordinances for the City of Bel Aire. Adopted in 2004, these ordinances are current for 2012 with the exception of Chapter 20 on Flood Plain Zoning. A new ordinance exists that supersedes this section.
City Department of Health and Zoning
Notice Regarding Backflow Devices
Dear Bel Aire Citizens,
Spring is almost here and its time to think about yard work and lawns. The City, since 1982 has in place an ordinance, with a revision completed in 1994, requiring all resident with an in ground sprinkler system to have a vacuum breaker installed between the water supply and the sprinkler system.
A certified technician is required to inspect and test the vacuum breaker every year before the first day in April if the system is connected to the public water supply. The system is also required to be rebuilt or replaced every 5 years. The City will allow you to have allowance in time for the certified testing until you are ready to use the system if it has been winterized. The City web site www.belaireks.gov has a test form to be filled out by a City of Bel Aire licensed sprinkler technician and returned to the city of Bel Aire. The filing fee is $5.00 and is payable to City of Bel Aire.
The City is required by law to have these policies in affect to protect the public water supply. Fines and penalties can be accessed for noncompliance. Please do your part to protect our water! If you have any questions please call 744-2451 ext. 120. Learn more about Backflow Prevention and Water Conservation.
Backflow Prevention and Erosion
Backflow prevention is key to maintain a clean water system for the community and healthier lifestyle for your family. City ordinance requires that all backflow devices be tested annually to verify that they are in good, working condition. Forms are due annually to the Building Inspector each April and can be printed Backflow Inspection Form or can be obtained at City Hall.
Erosion should be an important consideration for all construction projects or home maintenance. Keeping appropriate drainage and retention can prevent many problems before they start. Please exercise best practices when dealing with drainage.
- Minimize clearing and exposed soil
- Limit grading to small areas
- Vegetate, mulch or stabilize all exposed areas as soon as land alterations have been completed
- Rough grade or terrace slopes.
- Cover or seed all dirt stockpiles.
- Protect storm drain inlets.
- Install vegetative buffers along water bodies.
- Maintain construction entrances by removing mud from tires of construction vehicles before entering a paved roadway.
- Place a barrier behind the curb such as Silt Screen or Siding Material where soil runoff may occur.
Illegal dumping on City or Public Property is a misdemeanor and may be punishable by a fine of $500 plus court costs or by imprisonment of 30 days or both. Guidelines for installing water lines and sprinkler systems is available here. If you have questions, please call the Building & Zoning Department.
Do I Need a Building Permit?
If you are doing any home improvement project, then you may need a building permit. Check out our list of projects that will require 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.
Call Before You Dig!
Starting in March of 2007, the Common Ground Alliance (CGA) working in collaboration with the Federal Communications Commission launched the National Call Before You Dig hotline and website. Nearly 700,000 avoidable underground line strikes each year. Making a simple call to 8-1-1 can help you avoid digging into a buried power, gas or utility line. Having utility lines marked on your property before digging saves you time and money, but more importantly, it may say your life.
Call 8-1-1 before you dig or visit the national 811 website at www.call811.com.
Greenspacing: Key to Green, Healthy Lawns
With Spring right around the corner, its time to give consideration to lawns. Green grass and healthy gardens provide the backdrop for long summer days, but a well maintained lawn and garden can save you money and help the environment at the same time. Using conservation techniques and natural plant and grass selection, lawn care can use less water, require less maintenance and create more vibrant and attractive green spaces. Click on the link below to learn more about greenscaping and improving your lawn and garden all summer long.