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The City requires taxicab, limousine, and non-motorized passenger companies to obtain a company permit approved by the City Council known as the Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity. Applicants must apply through the Police Department and be presented on application to the City Council. Once that certificate is approved by the City Council, additional permits are then required through the Police Department, and these vary depending on Certificate Type. You can contact the Police Department at 479-575-8355 to begin the permitting process.
Rental car service permits are remitted to the Accounting Division. You may contact Accounting at 479-575-8287 to request a form or fill one out online. Rental Car Service Privilege
This fee covers the spay or neuter, microchipping, rabies vaccination, booster shots, de-worming, and flea and tick treatment. We test our dogs for heartworms and our cats for feline leukemia. Considering everything that is included, our adoption fee is a great deal. Taking a "free" pet from a newspaper ad or friend can cost up to three times as much on basic health services at a veterinary clinic.
However, the services provided by Fayetteville Animal Services are in no way intended to be a substitution for regular professional veterinary care. Also, by adopting from our shelter, you not only save the life of that animal, you support our services so that we can continue to care for abandoned, stray, injured, and sick animals. For more information, contact Animal Services at 479-444-3456.
Care should be taken to avoid situations that place your pet in contact with wild animals. Because there is a possibility that any strange animal may not have been vaccinated, adults should caution children to use care when around strange and unknown animals. All dogs and cats in the State of Arkansas are required by law to be vaccinated against rabies. A veterinarian licensed by the State of Arkansas must administer this vaccination.It is important that your dog or cat receive a rabies vaccination. For more information, contact Animal Services at 479-444-3456.
This also gives you time to purchase the items you need such as collars, leashes, food, bowls, litter boxes, dog houses, and pet carriers. If a pet is already spayed or neutered, you may be able to take the animal home sooner. For more information, contact the Animal Services at 479-444-3456.
The standard definition of "no kill" is an annual euthanasia rate below 10%. Fayetteville Animal Services has met that benchmark since 2013.
Because we take in sick, behaviorally unsound and very old animals, we cannot place all of them in homes. If the animal is aggressive or has an illness/injury that will take major resources or constitutes a quality of life issue, we are committed to providing humane euthanasia. Those decisions are made by our staff Veterinarian. For more information, contact the Animal Services at 479-444-3456.
If you notice a deceased animal (wildlife or domestic) on any city street or sidewalk please contact us at 479-444-3456. We will place a service request for animal control to pick up the body as long as it is safe for the officer to do so. If the animal is on a state highway (such as Highway 265/Crossover Road) you will need to call the state highway department for pick up at 479-251-8418.
We are not able to treat owned animals that are ill or injured. If your pet becomes ill or injured, you should call your veterinarian or the one nearest to you. Local veterinarians' phone numbers are listed in the yellow pages of the phone book under the heading "Veterinarians". For after-hours emergencies, most veterinarians leave a message on their answering machine giving you a number to call to contact a veterinarian on emergency call. The Animal Emergency Clinic of Northwest Arkansas is located in Springdale and open from 6pm-7am. Their phone number is 479-927-0007.
Opportunities are available for volunteers at the shelter, in the office, and at special events. We need people to walk dogs, socialize cats, and generally spread awareness about what we do. You can also become a foster parent for us. Foster parents will bring animals into their homes to care for while trying to find a forever home for that animal. This gives us more space and you get to take an active part in our adoption process. We have new volunteer orientation every other Thursday at 5:30pm here at the shelter. Contact the Animal Services at 479-444-3456 to find out when the next meeting will be.
Financial donations may be earmarked to help fund our spay and neuter program or any other purpose you would prefer. For more information, contact Animal Services at 479-444-3456.
Any chip that is purchased from Animal Services will be registered with the American Kennel Club (AKC) for you. Any change in address or phone numbers should be reported to Animal Services pursuant to Fayetteville city code chapter 92. The City of Fayetteville is not responsible for ensuring that your information is kept current.
Also, a microchip will prove that your pet is not a stray. If we have an animal that we know has an owner, we will hold onto the animal for five days longer than we do strays. You must register your pet's microchip with the City of Fayetteville. There is no fee to register the chip with the City, however there is a $20.00 fee for the service. You can bring your pet to the Shelter to be microchipped any time we are open.
You can download a microchip registration form by using the provided link, print it, and mail it to:
Animal Services1640 S. Armstrong AveFayetteville, AR 72701
For more information, contact Animal Services at 479-444-3456. Microchip Registration Form (PDF)
Approximately 1 in 3 pets will get lost at some point in their lives. Without wearing proper identification, 90% of them will not be returned. For more information, contact Animal Services at 479-444-3456.
Animals found running at large may be impounded which could result in impound fees and other fines. If you take your dog or cat for a walk, he/she must stay on leash the entire time. For more information, contact Animal Services at 479-444-3456.
Dogs that are chained are at risk of choking. Alternatives include purchasing or building a kennel run that is at least ten feet by ten feet per dog and crate training indoors. Trolley systems are a good alternative, but owners must be home while pets are utilizing the system. For more information, contact Animal Services at 479-444-3456.
Trolley systems allow your pet to exercise while in a contained area. However, trolley systems are to be used only when you are on the premises. For more information, contact Animal Services at 479-444-3456.
There are many different types of snakes that are native to the Fayetteville area and very few are venomous. Animal Control will respond 24-7 if you have a snake inside your residence. Just call Fayetteville Police Dispatch at 479-587-3555. Snakes seen outside should be left alone and will eventually go away. Here is some helpful information on snakes and other reptiles from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.
No. Fayetteville - Drake Field is a General Aviation facility and currently does not serve commercial airlines. All commercial carriers now arrive and depart from Northwest Arkansas National Airport - XNA. Contact information for XNA:
Northwest Arkansas National Airport
One Airport Boulevard Suite 100
Bentonville, AR 72712
Sorry. We no longer carry MoGas at Drake Field.
Yes! Ross Executive Aviation can be reached at 479-973-2759 or 479-251-1998 and is located on Drake Field.
EAS Flight Training is now open as well. They can be reached at 479-368-8448.
Grace Flight of America can be reached at 1-888-500-0433. Angel Flight Incorporated can be reached 1-800-989-2602. Grace Flight of America
There are is one maintenance facility on the airfield: Wings Avionics Incorporated Phone: 479-587-0005
Your Airport Administration is eager to assist you with any issue you may have. Please give us a call at 479-718-7642. Our office hours are 8am - 5pm Monday - Friday.
After hours service is available for a fee of $75 per line staff needed. You may arrange a callout by calling 479-443-4343.
You can also call us directly to contact the rental companies on your behalf at (479-443-4343)
In the past, the backflow prevention ordinance had addressed commercial and industrial installations. In May of 2017 the City amended its local backflow ordinance to comply with the state plumbing code, which addresses all backflow preventers, including residential installations, as well as the requirement of annual testing and documentation of that testing. To ensure the high quality of our drinking water, the City of Fayetteville Water Department is initiating an automated tracking system and enforcement protocol of this amended requirement.
Backflow is the flow of water or other liquids, mixtures or substances, under positive or reduced pressure into the distribution pipes of a potable water supply from any source other than its intended source. Backflow is caused by either backsiphonage or backpressure. Backsiphonage occurs when a flow of used, contaminated, or polluted water from a plumbing fixture or vessel enters into the public water system, often due to negative pressure in a pipe. It is important to note that a drop in pressure is out of your control and can occur at any time. Backpressure occurs when the pressure is greater than the pressure in the potable water distribution system.
Cross Connection is any connection between the public water supply and a source of contamination or pollution. Examples of cross connections include a hose connection to a chemical solution, lawn irrigation systems, water softeners, hose connections, boilers, hot tubs and swimming pools.
The ordinary garden hose is used to create the most common form of cross connection. A hose can be easily connected to the drinking water supply and used for a variety of potentially dangerous applications.
A backflow prevention assembly is an approved, testable assembly that uses valves to prevent potential contaminants from flowing into the drinking water system. Two commonly required devices are the Double Check Valve Assembly (DCVA) and the Reduced Pressure Valve Assembly (RP). Both devices protect drinking water systems from backflow.
All commercial and industrial water customers are required to have backflow protection at the water service entrance and at actual or potential points of use where contaminants may be introduced. This includes all residential water customers having a lawn irrigation system or a water use identified by the City of Fayetteville as an actual or potential cross connection.
Annually. The State of Arkansas Plumbing Code requires all backflow prevention installations be inspected/tested once per year on a regularly scheduled basis.
It is the responsibility of the water customer to ensure that the backflow prevention assembly is in proper operating condition at all times.
Backflow preventers must be tested by an Arkansas State Licensed Assembly Backflow Testing Technician. Known as ATT- #
Backflow preventers must be repaired by an Arkansas State Licensed Assembly Backflow Repair Technician. Known as RT - # (In order to repair backflow preventers a technician must hold both licenses: Testing and Repair.)
Our new online system allows the tester to enter the test results into the City of Fayetteville Water Department's compliance records using a TRAC# (Tester Remote Access Code #). The TRAC# gives testers information about the assembly(s) at a location -- such as size, make, model and serial number -- to simplify data input and maintain data integrity. It does not identify the water customer’s name or provide the customer’s contact information.
The cost of having a device tested varies among testers. The cost is also dependent on several factors, including the size of the device, where the device is located, the type of device, etc. You may want to call several Certified Testers to obtain quotes for your test.
Any backflow preventer that fails during a periodic test shall be immediately repaired or replaced within 10 days. When repairs are necessary, the backflow preventer will need to be re-tested upon completion of the repair.
Failure to conduct the yearly test will result in the discontinuation of water service.
Contact the City of Fayetteville’s Backflow Prevention Department at 479-575-8386 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The total 2021 Adopted City budget is $171,844,000. State law requires municipalities’ budgets to be on a calendar year (January - December).
The total 2021 General Fund budget is $49,545,000. This fund is supported by taxes and fees.
$160,000 x 20% = $32,000 assessed valuation$32,000 divided by $100 = $320 x $0.23 = $73.60
The total sales tax rate in Fayetteville is 10.0%. For a breakdown by jurisdiction, please see our listing.
The total number of authorized full-time equivalent (FTE) positions in the City for 2021 is 822.10. Some positions are required to work less than the standard number of working hours and days; therefore, the total number of positions in the City is not a whole number.
The City Council holds public hearings on the City’s proposed budget during November and December.
The population for Fayetteville, Arkansas, estimated as of July, 2018, based on 2010 census data, is 86,751.
The largest source of revenue for the City is sales tax. The total amount of sales taxes budgeted for the 2021 budget year is $64.7 million (37.7% of the budget). Sales tax revenue primarily consists of City and County Sales Tax, Alcoholic Beverage Tax and the Hotel / Motel Restaurant (HMR) Tax.
You can get a copy of the city budget from the Budget & Information Management Division online.
The 2021 Adopted Budget was approved by the City Council at the November 17, 2020 meeting.
Yes. Any individual landlord who rents/leases out three(3) or more residential single family dwelling units(i.e. A Duplex = 2 dwelling units), or any(1 or more) commercial, industrial or institutional property is required to obtain a business license.
The City Council meets at 5:30 p.m. on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month in Room 219 of the City Administration Building located at 113 W Mountain Street.City Hall is currently closed to the public. The City Council meeting is live streamed and also recorded. Instructions for joining a meeting can be found at https://www.fayetteville-ar.gov/1503/Meeting-Agendas-Video-Archive.
A copy of the upcoming City Council Tentative and Final Agenda can be obtained through the City’s website at https://www.fayetteville-ar.gov/1503/Meeting-Agendas-Video-Archive. If you would like to obtain an agenda for a past meeting from the archives the agenda can be found at http://documents.fayetteville-ar.gov/WebLink/Browse.aspx?dbid=0&startid=36&cr=1.
*Please remember that public comment is not accepted during the Agenda Session. If you would like to provide public comment on an upcoming agenda item, you can do so by completing this form: https://documents.fayetteville-ar.gov/Forms/publiccomment
If you wish to address a City Council agenda item you may do so after the Mayor calls for public comment during the City Council meeting. The Rules of Order and Procedure can be found at https://www.fayetteville-ar.gov/DocumentCenter/View/9040/City-Council-Rules-of-Order--Procedure-?bidId=. Please read these rules before providing public comment during a meeting.
To request an item to be placed on the City Council agenda you must contact a Council Member or the Mayor. Upon full review the item may be placed on the agenda at the Council Member or Mayor's discretion.
Many people get confused because both offices are located in Fayetteville. The City of Fayetteville takes complaints and prosecutes misdemeanor cases that are committed within the Fayetteville city limits. For example, DWI #1 #2 or #3, hot checks under $1,000, shoplifting under $1,000, battery 3rd degree (domestic abuse), minor traffic citations and city ordinance violations.
The Washington County Prosecutor's office takes complaints and prosecutes on felony level cases. For example, homicide, DWI #4, hot checks over $1,000, shoplifting over $1,000 and misdemeanors which occur in Washington County. The county also prosecutes juveniles.
A complaint may be registered by phone at 479-575-8260, by email at email@example.com, or by submitting an online service request.
Step 2. For both occupied and unoccupied lots, the property owner is sent a certified letter regarding the violation.
A Code Compliance activity book is available at our offices.
Code Compliance is also available to do presentations to school groups, community groups and organizations. To request a presentation call 479-575-8260.
Walker Park Community Garden: $20 to $40 for plots anywhere from 50 to 100 square feet.
Jefferson Community Garden: $20 to $30 for plots ranging from 30 to 60 square feet..
Follow the Gardener Guidelines, be courteous and communicate. Maintain and weed your plot and adjacent walkways, harvest regularly, conserve water and respect fellow gardeners and their plots.
If you are filing a Small Claims action, you are called the plaintiff. If you have been sued, you are called the defendant. To start an action, you must fill out a Complaint Form, which you can acquire at the District Court. This form explains whom you are suing, for how much money, and why you are claiming the money. You must bring the completed form to the Court Clerk's office or fill it out while at the Court. The form must include the defendant's complete address, the amount you are seeking, and a brief statement of why the amount is owed. The defendant will be sent a copy of your complaint by certified mail, unless you request service by the Sheriff's Office or private process server. It is your responsibility to provide the Court with a good address with which to obtain service.
The length of time you have to file depends upon the type of claim you are bringing. If a written agreement has been broken or breached, you have five years after the date it was broken to file your claim. If your claim pertains to a verbal agreement or contract, rent, or injury to goods, then you have three years to file your claim.
If an answer is not filed within 30 days, your case is eligible for a default judgment. A default hearing will be held, and at that time, the Judge will enter the judgment in your favor, as long as you have the necessary proof to submit your claim. If for any reason service is not made upon the defendant, please contact the clerk's office for alternative service. The defendant must then be served within 120 days or your case may be dismissed.
If you are the plaintiff, you should collect any papers, documents, or pictures which relate to the case, and bring them with you when you go to trial. Bring receipts, bills and estimates to show the Judge to help you prove your claim. The Court will issue a subpoena to require the attendance of anyone you want to call as a witness. As the clerk for the fees for this. If you are the defendant, you should follow the above procedure for the plaintiff. If you do not wish to contest the plaintiff's claim, you may settle with the plaintiff before your trial date and have the plaintiff dismiss the action so that no judgment may be awarded by default. You may answer the claim by denying that you owe the money, and you may file an Answer and Counterclaim form if you feel that the plaintiff may owe you money. Your Answer and Counterclaim form must be filed with the court within 30 days of service.
The Parking Management office offers several parking programs for the employees in and around the Downtown Square. Hang tags can be used at red-topped, long term meters located in the surrounding parking lots. Parking cards are used for both the Town Center Deck and the second level of the Municipal Parking Deck. Please call the Parking Management office at 479-575-8280 for availability and pricing.
Gray-top meters are short term, two-hour meters. They are placed in and around the Downtown Square area for customers of the businesses. The cost is $0.25 per hour. The red-top meters are long term, 10-hour meters. These are placed a little further away from the Downtown Square, but they provide less expensive rates.
The cost is $0.15 per hour to encourage downtown employees to park at these meters and leave the more convenient, closer meters available for customers visiting the area.
If you park at a meter that does not register time when a coin is inserted, you may do one of two things. If you are able to contact the Parking Management Office, (479-575-8280), while you are still at the meter, a Parking Ambassador or the Field Supervisor will be sent to assist you. If that is not possible, you must park at a different, operational meter. Otherwise, an expired meter ticket will be issued.
However, the CodeRED Weather Warning is an optional service offered by this system. We use only the enrollment database that you signed up to on the web site for the automatic severe weather alerts. Automatic severe weather alerts are only reaching you by your preferred methods (phone call, text, and email) and only to the information you specified. You can log back into the system and remove them or change them on the web site here: www.fayetteville-ar.gov/notifyme
Your employer must submit a list of employee names and whether they are full-time or part-time to the Parking Office. You as an employee must then mail or email a copy of your paystub to the Parking Office that shows your name, employer’s name, number of hours worked and time period worked. Your paystub must be dated within 16 days of submittal.
Employees may pick up their discount code by stopping by the Parking Management Office located at 416 W Spring Street in the Spring Street Parking Deck.
All on street pay spaces in the Entertainment District are available to employees at the discounted rate except for those on Dickson Street, Watson Street, and St. Charles Avenue.
The Parking Management Office will verify your employment and send you an email with your discount code. This code can be used at any on street pay station to discount your parking fee. You can contact the Parking Management Office at 479-575-8280 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you normally work 35 hours or more per week, your discount code will be available to use up to 22 times per calendar month. If you normally work less than 35 hours per week, your discount code will be valid for 18 uses per calendar month.
Employees must submit a copy of their paystub to the Parking Management Office monthly, within 16 days or less prior to the end of the month to receive their discount code for the following month. A reminder to renew your discount code will be emailed one week prior to the first of the month.
The preferred method is to issue each employee their discount code directly. Please contact the Parking Office if different accommodations need to be considered.
Business owners must submit their request in writing to the Parking Management Office that states the business that they own. Each owner will be granted a discount code. Up to two owners per business. This request may be submitted via email at email@example.com or mailed to 113 W Mountain Street, Fayetteville, AR 72701.
Foot-Meter Conversion Factors:
Both values• 0.304 800 609 6012and• 0.3048are correct factors that can be used for converting feet to meters.
How is it possible to have two values for the same conversion? To gain an understanding of how this is possible, and why it is allowed to continue, it is necessary to take a brief look at the history of the metric system within the United States.
The metric system was developed during the French Revolution in the late 1700's. It was first promoted in the United States by Thomas Jefferson and in 1866 the US Congress officially recognized the metric system as a legal system of units. In 1893, the Office of Weights and Measures (now the National Bureau of Standards), fixed the value of the U.S. "yard" in terms of the meter as follows:• 1 yard = 3600/3937 meter or 1 yard = 0.914 401 8288 meterthis relation is equivalent to:• 1 foot = 12/39.37 meter or 1 foot = 0.304 800 609 6012 meter
Unfortunately, other nations used a slightly different conversion factor. To solve this deviation, a refinement was made in the definition of the yard to bring the US yard and the yard used in other countries into agreement. In 1959 the national standards laboratories of the English-speaking nations agreed to standardize the relation between the yard and the meter as follows:
• 1 yard = 0.9144 meter• 1 foot = 0.3048 meter• 1 inch = 25.4 millimeter
The new length of yard is shorter by exactly two parts in a million.
At the same time it was decided that any data in feet derived from and published as a result of geodetic surveys within the U.S. would remain with the old standards (1 foot = 12/39.37 meter) pending any further decisions. This foot measurement is called the U.S. Survey foot.
This then, is how we came to have two values for foot-meter conversions. One value, (1 foot = 12/39.37 meter), should be used when converting a measurement that is based on geodetic surveys. The other value, (1 foot = 0.3048 meter), should be used for any other conversions that are not related to geodetic data. Whichever value is used, it should be used consistently throughout that project.
Yes, approximately 20 miles of the shared-use paved trails have energy efficient LED lighting installed, including all of the Razorback Greenway in Fayetteville.
These lights are operated on an astronomical timer so they come on automatically according to the astronomical time that it gets dark and then they turn off in the morning once the sun comes up.
Yes, Electric bicycles (E-Bikes), electric scooters (E-Scooters), and all forms of motorized wheelchairs are permitted on trails.
Keep in mind that the 15 MPH speed limit applies to all forms of mobility devices.
All gas powered motorized vehicles and golf carts are explicitly are prohibited.
48 Miles of shared-use paved trails
56 Miles of soft surface natural surface trails
104 Miles of Trails in Fayetteville
The in-house trail construction program has averaged 2-3 miles of new paved trails each year.
In addition the Bond vote in 2019 will result in many more miles being built by contractors.
Permission may be obtained free of charge via an online request form found here: https://documents.fayetteville-ar.gov/Forms/BurnPermit. Permission will only be valid on the date it is given, and all burning on any other dates will require renewed permission.
Burning is not permitted should it create a public nuisance. Rubber, tires, roofing, or any petroleum based substance shall not be burned. There is to be no burning when the wind is strong (as determined by the fire department). No burning when smoke drifts or blows onto highways or streets, to the extent that it creates a traffic hazard. There is to be no burning unless attended by a responsible adult. Please only burn during the daytime hours. To obtain a permit you can call 479-973-4801 after 8:00 am or drop by any fire station.
Applications are being accepted for the position of Firefighter at the Fayetteville Fire Department. To begin the process please click on:
Reports may be obtained free of charge at Fire Station #1, located at 303 W Center Street in downtown Fayetteville, Monday through Friday during business hours. Reports can also be emailed a report by fill out this request form
The City of Fayetteville has eight (8) fire stations including a facility at the airport that houses the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting apparatus; our training center is located on Borick Drive. The Fire Marshal’s office is located on South School Ave at the airport. Fire Stations.
Effective May 1, 2018, Fayetteville’s Insurance Service Organization (ISO) rating is a Class 1
Code violations may be reported to the Fire Marshal by calling 479-444-3448 or filling out this violation form.
Tours of the fire stations are booked by filling out this request form or calling our Fire Safety Educator at 479-444-3448 during business hours.
The Fire Department provides fire extinguisher training, for more information click here or call 479-444-3448.
There are two ways to find your Ward: Open My Fayetteville Services, search for and click on your house, then look at the "Elected Officials" tab. Two, open the interactive ward map and find your house.
Open My Fayetteville Services, search for and click on your house. The tab labeled "Elected Officials" will show you your two aldermen with links to their web pages.
Yes. Use your web browser and navigate to the Interactive Maps page just like you would on your desktop. The maps should work on iOS, Android, and Windows Phone devices.
The E-911 Address Coordinator can be reached at 479-575-8380 in the GIS Office. You can obtain an address verification letter for existing addresses by clicking here.
Yes, the city website has a number of maps maintained by our GIS department. They include aerial photography, the master street plan, neighborhood organizations, trails, wards, water and sewer systems, zoning, and other information. Click here:
City Limits are shown on all our Interactive Maps , but perhaps the easiest way to find out is to open My Fayetteville Services, search for and click on your house. Then look at the "Elected Officials" tab -- the first line will say "City of Fayetteville" if you are in the City Limits.
GIS data can be extracted from our General Reference Map or by visiting the GIS data download page. Click the orange bar on the right and choose the area, layers, format, and coordinate system you want (default coordinates are Ark. State Plane North). If this method does not have the specific data you need or if you have questions or problems, please contact the GIS division at firstname.lastname@example.org
Currently, imagery is not available for download. The GIS Office can clip imagery to a specific area and provide it to the customer in various formats. Please contact the GIS Office at email@example.com
Yes, there is an option available in our General Reference Map for data extraction. Formats include DWG, DXF, and DGN. See previous question for more information.
There are a few things that can go wrong: 1. You may need to "refresh the cache" of your browser. 2. Our maps should work on all browsers, including Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox, and Chrome. However, if you are having trouble you might try a different one. Variations in versions, compatibility modes, and other settings can cause problems. 3. Occasionally our computer that hosts the Map Services will go down; we will get them back up and running as soon as we can. Try again in 15 minutes, and if they are still down, please contact the GIS division at firstname.lastname@example.org .
This link will connect you to Councilmember contact information.
Visit My Fayetteville Services to discover services available at your home address – or any other in Fayetteville -- including the city ward you live in, city council representative, recycling/trash pickup day, schools, zoning, flood zone, and neighborhood organizations. You can also locate and get directions to parks and trails, library, fire and police stations, hospitals, post offices, and other civic sites.
Access a list of City Council meetings dates here. Find and register to attend a meeting through the Public Meeting Calendar.
The City Council meetings start at 5:30 p.m. on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month.
The Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration handles driver's license and car tag renewals. Please call 479-442-7691 or 479-442-6611or visit their
There are different areas of the unemployment office. To contact the right person, please visit the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services website and view the departments.
Contact the election commission by phone at 479-444-1766 or visit the
The Washington County Health Department phone number is 479-521-8181. For more information, visit the
You may apply for a City permit via the City’s online Citizen Self-Service Portal.
To apply for a new business license, please contact the Business License Clerk at 479.575.8352. Business licenses may be renewed via the City’s online Citizen Self-Service Portal.
The majority of street lights are maintained by the utility service provider (electric company) for the area in which the street light is located. For the fastest service, contact the appropriate electric company directly: Ozarks Electric Cooperative at 1-800-521-6144 or SWEPCO / AEP at 1-888-216-3523. Citizens can also report SWEPCO street light outages through their online service form.Please be prepared to provide the following information:
A city code compliance complaint may be registered by phone at 479-575-8260, by email at email@example.com, or by submitting an online service request.
For information about the City’s e-scooter program, contact Mobility Coordinator Dane Eifling at (479) 575-8243, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To reach the Washington County Courthouse, located at 4 South College Avenue, call (479) 444-1700.
Yes! All reservations and registrations are available online here.
The Fayetteville Parks and Recreation Department is always looking for volunteers to staff events and help with different programs, special events and projects. We also have Adopt-A-Park and Adopt-A-Trail programs for helping with maintenance tasks, however, it is not necessary to adopt.
We work with groups and individuals on a one time basis also. Please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 479-444-3467 or download the Volunteer Handbook.
Lake Wilson is a 320 acre off-leash dog park located in southeast Fayetteville. Procter and Gamble donated $30,000 to help build our newest dog park IAMS Park at Bryce Davis Park, located at 1595 N. Dartmouth Avenue. The Dog Park rules are as follows:
Hard surface trails are featured at Gulley Park (1.15 miles), Gordon Long Park (0.60 miles), Walker Park (1.38 miles), Bryce Davis Park (0.19 miles), Red Oak Park (0.20 miles), Dale Clark Park (0.60 miles) and Wilson Park (0.90 miles).
Visit the Trails page for more information including directions to each trail.
Arkansas state law considers bicycles to be vehicles, so the same laws apply to bicycles as to vehicles. Bicycles must yield to vehicles at all crosswalks, just as if you are a vehicle crossing traffic. Bicycles must stop and look for traffic before proceeding.Pedestrians have the right of way at the crosswalks, and vehicles should stop for pedestrians by law. To have the right of way, a cyclist should dismount and walk their bicycle through the crosswalk. A short crosswalk safety video is available on our Trails and Greenways webpage.
There are several ways you can be safe on the trails. Some ideas are:
Boating: A boating permit for each boat must be purchased before its use on Lake Fayetteville or Lake Sequoyah. All state laws governing boats apply.
Fishing. All fishing shall be done only from the bank or boat. No wading, swimming, or belly boats shall be permitted in all City Lakes. All AG&F regulations apply and licenses are required.
Annual Boating and Fishing permit• Over 65 and Veterans - $40.00• Ages 16-64 - $50.00
Daily Boating and Fishing permit • Over 65 and Veterans - $5.00• Ages 16-64 - $6.00
Annual Fishing/Use permit • Over 65 and Veterans - $20.00• Ages 16-64 - $30.00
Daily Fishing/Use permit • Over 65 and Veterans - $2.00• Ages 16-64 - $3.00• Under 16 (with permitted adult) - Free
Annual Non-motorized Boating permit (canoes, kayaks, paddle boats, inflatables, sailboats)• Per patron, nontransferable - $20.00
Daily Non-motorized Boating permit (canoes, kayaks, paddle boats, inflatables, sailboats)• Per patron, nontransferable - $ 3.00
Annual Boat Docking permit• City of Fayetteville resident – $250.00• Non City of Fayetteville resident - $325. 00
Lake Fayetteville, Lake Sequoyah, and Lake Wilson shall be open to the public throughout the year from sunrise to sunset daily and shall be closed each day from sunset to sunrise. Exceptions include:
• Lake Fayetteville and Lake Sequoyah shall be closed on Thanksgiving Day and from sunset on December 23rd through January 14th.• The Director of the Parks and Recreation Department is authorized to extend the operating hours of a lake when reasonable and necessary to accommodate a tournament, special event, or seasonal weather conditions
You can pay by phone at any numbered, public parking space serviced by a pay station. This includes all spaces numbered 1000-7999 in the Entertainment District.
When you pay for your parking by phone, your space number is automatically updated as “paid” on the handheld device used by the Parking Ambassador.
The City of Fayetteville requires a red public notice sign to be posted on a property for which an issue is being considered by the Planning Commission or the Board of Adjustment. The public notice sign displays the project number, a brief description of the request, the assigned planner, and the time and date of the public hearing.
Specific information about these planning and development issues is available in the Planning office. Citizens are encouraged to participate at public hearings and to contact the Planning Division with any questions related to planning and development issues.
You can also view this map for items associated with a posted sign.
Our address is 100 W Rock Street Fayetteville, AR 72701. We are located one block south of Fayetteville Square on the corner of Rock Street and Block Avenue.
You may send payment through the mail to the Fayetteville District Court, 176 S. Church Ave., Suite 1, Fayetteville, AR 72701, 479-587-3590; or pay in person at the same address.
Police reports are usually ready within five working days through our Records Division. Accident reports requested at the Police Department are $10 and case reports are free. Accident reports cannot be faxed due to the processing charge for each report. Accident reports are available online through Lexis Nexis for $15. There is no fee for an incident report. If you have any questions regarding a police report you can reach the Records Division at 479-587-3565.
Contact the Fayetteville Police Department’s Community Oriented Policing Division at 479-587-3580 or Click Here.
The Records Division hours are Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. We are open during lunch hours.
You can also check for warrants by using the Warrant Search quick link on the police department's home page. Warrants Division
If you have the serial number of the purchased item you can contact the Criminal Investigation Division at 479-587-3520 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Information regarding the price of a ticket or questions regarding the amount of any fine can be obtained by calling the Records Division at 479-587-3565. Information regarding court dates or how to keep a traffic citation off of your driving record can be obtained by calling Fayetteville District Court at 479-587-3590.
Citation Amounts - Codes on Citations
Code 1 - $45.00
Code 2 - $70.00
Code 3 - $90.00
Code 4 - $95.00
Code 5 - $145.00
Code 6 - $170.00
Code 7 - $195.00
The Fayetteville Police Department accepts FOIA requests on a daily basis and is always willing to assist citizens in obtaining information. Most records requested by FOIA requests, are granted and sent back to the requester. However, some records, such as open case files or cases awaiting adjudication, are not released as they are no longer under our control.
FOIA requests can be filed online or by using a paper request form. You can learn more about FOIA requests, and access forms here.
Class hours 8:30AM - 3:30PM Drop off times 8:00AM - 8:30AM Pick up times 3:30PM - 4:00PM
Snacks, lunch, a sports drink and water are provided everyday free of charge.
You must be in the 5th or 6th grade during the 2017-2018 school year
You must be in the 7th - 12th grades during the 2017-2018 school year.
You may have been given an application by your alarm company, but you may also download a copy online. Click here to learn more about how to file.
You may appeal any false alarm notification you receive. Alarm users should use the appeal guidelines as a reference to determine what is considered a false alarm. A good rule of thumb is to determine if criminal activity has occurred and not whose fault it might have been. Click here to learn more about false alarm appeals.
You may view, download, and print the Alarm Ordinance at the link below.
The City of Fayetteville has contracted the management of the false alarm program to the AOT Public Safety Corporation. They handle the permitting, invoicing, billing, and maintenance of data. They have set up a lock box with Arvest Bank, and the Lowell address was the closest lock box facility to Fayetteville.
The City of Fayetteville Purchasing Division does not send out notifications of bid opportunities to individual vendors. To find out about competitive bid opportunities at the City of Fayetteville, click here to register with the City’s new electronic bidding software.
Not all bids have an associated plan holder listing. Typically these are kept only for construction related projects. Any bid which has an associated plan holder listing will be posted and made available through the City’s electronic bidding software at the link below.
An RFP (Request for Proposals) or RFQ (Request for Qualifications) is used more where price is a consideration, but not the most weighted factor. Other factors considered include: 1. Qualifications in Relation to Specific Project to be Performed 2. Experience, Competence, and Capacity for Performance 3. Work Method and Location of Facilities 4. Past Performance 5. Price (not considered in an RFQ)
RFQ's are only done for architectural, engineering and legal services.
All advertisements run in the Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette under classification 1210 legal. You may also sign up to receive notification through the City’s electronic bidding software at the link below.
The results of our bids can be accessed through the City’s new electronic bidding software at the link below.
Yes. The materials may be included in with your mixed paper. Mixed paper can include newspaper, copy paper, envelopes, other junk mail (please remove all plastic associated with junk mail), magazines and telephone books. If you have large amounts of paper, we ask that you bring the materials to either recycling drop off site located at 1420 South Happy Hollow Road and/or 735 West North Street.
Residents receive two bins for free when participating in the recycling program. Using two bins is ideal: one for glass, plastic, and metal containers, and one for paper and paperboard. Additional bins are available by calling our Recycling and Trash Collection Office at 479-575-8398. Additional bins cost $13.16 plus tax, and can be picked up at the Recycling and Trash Collection Office located at 1560 South Happy Hollow Road.
We recycle newspaper, mixed paper (junk mail, magazines, phone books, copy paper, etc.), paperboard (cereal boxes, etc.), cardboard, plastic bottles coded #1 and #2, aluminum cans, steel cans; and brown, green, and clear glass containers. We do not accept all other plastics not coded as a #1 and #2 bottle or jug, windows, light bulbs, ceramics, Pyrex, or similar items. Please make sure all materials are clean and free from trash contamination.
Residents can take their hazardous waste like batteries, lightbulbs, and paint (oil- or water-based only), electronic waste including computers, cell phones, and appliances, as well as tires to Boston Mountain Solid Waste District at 11398 Bond Road in Prairie Grove. Boston Mountain is open Monday-Friday, 7:00 am to 3:00 pm, and Saturday from 8:00 am to 11:00 am. Boston Mountain’s phone number is 479-846-3005.
Fayetteville’s Pay As You Throw (PAYT) Residential Trash Program means just that, the more trash you throw out on a weekly basis the more money it will cost you. Each residence has a choice of 3 sizes for their trash cart; 32, 64, and 96 gallon sizes are available. Each size has a different rate assigned to it. For current rates, click here.
It is important to know that each residence should get the size cart that is designed to handle the weekly volumes of trash from that household. The 32 gallon is for 1 bag of trash or less, the 64 is for up to 2 bags of trash, and the 96 gallon is for up to 3 bags of trash. Overfilling carts is not recommended and will cost $6.80 for each extra bag visible above the rim of the cart. Please make sure the cart lid is closed completely to avoid extra bag charges. The PAYT program is highly recommended by the EPA as a means to reduce waste and provide a fairer system for those who reduce and recycle. Anybody can reduce the waste they produce by fully using the recycling program and avoiding wasteful practices. You can make a difference!
Each single-family residence and duplexes receive 4 virtual stickers each year for extra trash occasions until they have a total of 12 virtual stickers. These virtual stickers are allotted to your water account and are not physical stickers as in years past. Trash bags set at the curb outside of the carts will be collected and a $6.80 + tax charge will be added if the 12 virtual stickers are already accounted for through the water bill.
The majority of street lights are maintained by the utility service provider (electric company) for the area in which the street light is located. For the fastest service, contact the appropriate electric company directly: Ozarks Electric Cooperative at 1-800-521-6144 or SWEPCO / AEP at 1-888-216-3523. Citizens can also report SWEPCO street light outages through their online service form.
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The Transportation Division has a drainage maintenance program to ensure that drainage systems on or adjacent to public property are free of uncontrolled growth and blockages. To make a request for drainage maintenance, please call the Transportation Division Office at 479-575-8228, send us an email at email@example.com, or submit an online customer service request.
All power lines and the majority of street lights are maintained by the utility service provider (electric company) for the area in which the street light and lines are located. For the fastest service, contact the appropriate electric company directly: SWEPCO / AEP at 1-888-216-3523 or Ozarks Electric Cooperative at 1-800-521-6144.
No, not all streets fall under the City of Fayetteville’s jurisdiction. The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) maintains state highways, interstates, and access roads. For more details, visit
Yes, you may pay your utility bill over the phone with a check or credit card(Visa/MasterCard). Dial 844-719-3598. You may also pay your bill online using a Visa, Mastercard, or Discover credit or debit card.
Yes, but there are some requirements. We can only draft on accounts where our utility customer's name and the checking and/or savings account are the same name. Your utility account must be at a zero balance in order to begin drafting.
To set up automatic payments made directly from your bank account, fill out the ACH form (available here) and submit it, along with a voided check, to the Utilities Financial Services Division. You may submit these materials in person, by mail, via fax, or scan the documents and send them by email.
Your bank draft will be taken out on the due date listed on your utility bill.
Bills are due from the date they are mailed. Customers have 20 days to pay without a penalty. A 10% penalty will be assessed on the 21st day, and a disconnect notice will automatically be generated.
Water and sewer bills are based on consumption. The national average per person per month is 2,000 to 2,500 gallons. This would be for personal hygiene usage only. Family consumption can vary greatly based on individual habits.
Sewer surcharges are higher than water charges. This is due to the state-of-the-art sewer treatment facility the city is required to maintain.
A running toilet could leak, depending on certain variables (size of tank or valve, water pressure, etc.) between 1 1/2 - 50 gallons, thus costing water and sewer charges.
No, there are 9 billing cycles in the utility system. Meters are read according to geographic location. The week following the meter being read the cycle is billed.
Water stoppages are infrequent, but they do occur and it’s wise to be prepared for the emergency. The City of Fayetteville Water and Sewer Maintenance Division often knows about the problem and is working to solve it before you even call.
Before a water stoppage occurs, have a supply of bottled water to use for drinking or sponge-bathing. If you have no water, check with your neighbors to see if the problem is just with your home. With that information and the general description of the problem, call the Fayetteville Call Center to find out if the problem is mechanical or if your service has been disconnected. Our Call Center will be able to quickly assess the situation and recommend a solution to you. If your neighbors are also without water, city officials are most likely aware of the stoppage and are working to restore your service.
For more information, or to speak with a Call Center Representative, contact the Operations Center at 479-575-8386. For after-hours problems of this nature, you may phone Fayetteville Police Central Dispatch at 479-587-3555, option 1. You can also visit us online, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Call the Fayetteville Call Center to find out if the problem is mechanical or if your service has been disconnected. Our Call Center will be able to quickly assess the situation and recommend a solution to you.
For more information, or to speak with a Call Center Representative, contact the Business Center between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, at 479-521-1258.
Pumpkins can be put in the green food waste carts at the Marion Orton Recycling Center and the Happy Hollow Recycling Center.
The YRCC is open Monday - Thursday from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., Friday from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Summer Hours (June-mid August) are reduced. See our calendar for more information.
You can find a full listing of programs on the
If you are interested in volunteering with any programs at the YRCC, please come by the YRCC office and fill out a volunteer application. ID is required, as the YRCC performs criminal background checks on all volunteer applicants to ensure the safety of the youth that we serve. For more information check out our opportunities listed on Givepulse.
Yes, the YRCC is available to rent for special events. Please submit our online Rental Request Form available on our Rental Information page.
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