In the mid-1970s, the areas in Little Rock around the State Capitol and Governor's Mansion were in decline, largely neglected by planning and development efforts.

Recognizing that something had to be done to protect the face the state presented to its citizens and visitors, the Arkansas General Assembly created the Capitol Zoning District Commission to protect the unique character of these neighborhoods by acting as a special planning and historic preservation commission.

To submit an online application form, click here. 

Public Hearing - April 19, 2018

Pursuant to Arkansas Code Annotated § 25-15-201 et seq., notice is hereby given that the Capitol Zoning District Commission (CZDC) is considering proposed revisions to the rules and master plan for the agency.   

See Proposed Rule Here

This rule would allow the Commission to reduce a required setback (the distance between a structure and a property line) by up to 50% for small lots.  The proposed rule changes are posted at, posted on the Secretary of State’s website, or you may contact the Commission to obtain a written copy. 

Written comments from the public will be accepted if received prior to 4:30 PM on May 14, 2018.  Written comments may be mailed to CZDC at 410 South Battery Street, Little Rock, AR 72201.  They may also be faxed to 501-324-9631 or emailed to    

In addition to written comments, the Commission will also accept comments at a public hearing to be held on Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 5:30 the CZDC offices, 410 South Battery Street in Little Rock. 

Capitol and Mansion Area Information