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Business License


In accordance with City of Harrison Ordinance, every person or entity having a business, or conducting business located in the Harrison city limits, shall have a valid business license.

Applications for business licenses can be picked up at Fire Station #1 located at 118 West Industrial Park Road, or downloaded below.

NOTICE: New businesses may be subject to a Fire & Life Safety inspection before any permit will be granted. Once your business application has been submitted please contact our office (870-741-6384) to schedule an inspection. 


If you wish to pay online, you must have already submitted your initial application to the Fire Department


Once the application has been reviewed and approved, the business license will be mailed/e-mailed to the business or can be picked up at Harrison Fire Station #1.

When the permit is granted, the permit shall be displayed in a conspicuous location at the business.

License fees:

  1. One (1) to forty-nine (49) full time employees; annual fee of $50.00
  2. Fifty (50) to ninety-nine (99) full time employees; annual fee of $100.00
  3. One hundred (100) to one hundred forty-nine (149) full time employees; annual fee of $200.00
  4. One hundred fifty (150) and more employees; annual fee of $250.00

Fee Exempt Businesses:

  • Churches (Daycares at religious organizations are not extmpt) and non-profit organizations (application still required)
  • Public schools, or colleges  (application still required)
  • Residential and commercial landlords
  • Farmer Markets, and children based (under 18 years old) activities such as lemon aid stands, etc.
  • Home-based type businesses, as well as businesses not having a physical location within the Harrison City Limits
  • Other non-“brick and mortar” type businesses that do not fall under the Insurance Services Office requirements as permitted by the Fire Chief

The application required for a business permit shall be filed, and the fee paid (if any) at the Harrison Fire Department on or before January 2nd of each year, and the period covered by any permit shall be valid for that calendar year.

Methods of payment:

  • Credit Card (Pay by credit card at Harrison Fire Station #1 or by mailing in the online application found Here)
  • Check (Checks should be made out to the Harrison Fire Department)

For more information, contact the Harrison Fire Department at (870) – 741 – 6384

Message from the Fire Chief

Welcome to the Harrison Fire Department website.

The goal of our page is to provide valuable information about your fire department and the services we provide.

We are committed to providing the highest level of customer service to our community. We protect lives and property through fire suppression, rescue, emergency medical services, fire prevention and public education. We serve our residents with 31 personnel from 3 fire stations and maintain an Insurance Services Office (ISO) rating of a Class 2. We recently created a Community Risk Reduction Division within our department that handles all aspects of building construction and fire code enforcement within the city.

With all of this being said, there is still another very important part of what we do. It is extremely important that your fire department be an active, visible, and approachable part of the community of our growing, vibrant city every chance we get. I encourage you to take the opportunity to stop by and visit with us.

On behalf of the entire department, we thank you for the opportunity to serve you. If we can be of further assistance, please contact us.


Marc Lowery                                                IAAI-CFI, CI, FIT / NAFI-CFEI

Fire Chief                                                     Harrison Fire Department