The City, POA and ACC

What’s the Difference Between These Three Organizations?

The City

  • Public governmental agency
  • Provides police and fire protection, street maintenance, building and code enforcement services, public library, public trail system, dog licensing and trash collection
  • Funded by state and local taxes
  • Governed by elected mayor and City Council


  • Bella Vista Property Owners Association

    Member Services
    3 Euston Road

  • Private non-profit corporation
  • Maintains and operates recreation facilities, private trails,RV park, lakes and golf courses
  • Maintains and operates water department
  • Funded by monthly assessments and amenity usage fees
  • Governed by Chief Operating Officer and Board of Directors


  • Bella Vista Village Architectural Control Committee, Inc.
    (BVVACC, Inc.)

    620 W. Lancashire Blvd.

  • Private non-profit  corporation
  • Regulates and enforces property aesthetics and original Bella Vista POA covenants
  • Members of the Architectural Control Committee are appointed by the Board of Directors of BVVACC, Inc.

Do I Need A Permit?

Listed are some common improvements that require permits. Some require ACC permits only; some require City permits only; some require ACC and City permits.

Repainting (exterior)YesNo
Interior RemodelNoYes
Accessory StructuresYesYes
New HomeYesYes
Retaining WallsYesYes
Dock/Boat SlipsYesYes