Regulatory & Building Operations Division Commander
Major Lindsey WilliamsRegulatory & Building Operations Services
One State Police Plaza Dr.
Little Rock, AR 72209
About the Regulatory & Building Operations Services
The State Fire Marshal’s Office is responsible for enforcing, periodically revising, and updating the Arkansas Fire Prevention Code. The State Fire Marshal’s Office investigates fires of a suspicious nature and assists local authorities with investigations. The Office performs other functions that promote efficient and effective fire prevention and control programs in the state. The State Fire Marshal’s Office may review fire protection class code determinations by an advisory organization and determine if the evaluation of fire protection services is reasonable and appropriate. Upon request, the State Fire Marshal may make recommendations to the Insurance Commissioner concerning filings made to the commissioner concerning fire protection standards. The Office reviews plans for State building projects and assists local jurisdictions with plan reviews when needed. The State Fire Marshal’s Office conducts inspections of State buildings and assists local jurisdictions with inspections when requested. Additionally, the Office licenses companies and individuals involved in the fireworks industry and issues permits for above ground storage tanks used for combustible, flammable, and hazardous substances. The State Fire Marshal’s Office is also home for the Arkansas State Police Bomb Team.
Licensing and Regulatory Oversight
Blue Light Sales
In the interest of public safety and an effort to prevent the potential abuse of emergency lights used by law enforcement agencies, the Arkansas State Police has been given the responsibility of regulating the sale or transfer of the lights. Should you have questions regarding the Read More >
Concealed Handgun Carry Licensing
Arkansas citizens who are interested in obtaining a concealed handgun carry license, will find the necessary information and links in this section. Before you begin, please read the Arkansas CHCL Laws and view the frequently asked questions section to guide you through this licensing Read More >
Concealed Handgun License Status Check
Check the status of your Concealed Handgun Carry License Application with the Arkansas State Police.
The Arkansas State Police is the statutory repository of motor vehicle crash investigation records. These records are available to the public and copies may be obtained from the state police. A statutory fee of $10 must be collected for each copy of any single report. If you have Read More >
Criminal Background Checks
There are two systems for accessing criminal background check information through the Arkansas State Police. Please choose the option that applies to your search.
If your answer is “Yes” to one of the following questions:
Are you mandated by law to perform this background check? Find out Read More >
Private Investigators / Security Companies / Alarm Installation & Monitoring
The Arkansas State Police is statutorily charged with duties to administer the rules and licensing of private investigators, private security agencies, alarm system companies, polygraph examiners and voice stress analysis examiners.
A copy of the applicable statutes and rules can be Read More >
State Fire Marshal’s Office
The State Fire Marshal’s Office is responsible for enforcing, periodically revising, and updating the Arkansas Fire Prevention Code. The State Fire Marshal’s Office investigates fires of a suspicious nature and assists local authorities with investigations. The Office performs other Read More >
Used Motor Vehicle Dealer License
Any person who intends to operate a Used Motor Vehicle business is required to obtain a Used Motor Vehicle Dealer License through the Arkansas State Police.
“Firearm Sensitive” Areas Information
Arkansas Code Annotated § 5-73-325 allows the Arkansas State Hospital, the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, and any institution of higher education that hosts or sponsors a collegiate athletic event to designate certain areas as a firearm-sensitive area where possession of a Read More >