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(870) 246-9864

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Find Us At
700 Clay Street, Arkadelphia, AR 71923



Administration works to support the various municipal departments and provide a smooth base of operations. Led by the City Manager, Arkadelphia’s goal is to provide a professional level of service for residents within our fiscal boundaries. 

Our City takes pride in who we are. We do not take our jobs lightly and we are here to serve our community.  Please contact us at (870) 246-9864, if we can ever be of any assistance to you or your family or business.


Animal Control

Arkadelphia Animal Control is a subset of Arkadelphia’s Sanitation Department. The department strives to reunite missing pets with their family, and find permanent homes for stray dogs found in our city.

Animal Control is also responsible for responding to and handling nuisance animals (raccoons, opossums, etc.) in the interest of pulic safety. 

Arkadelphia Animal Control is a municipally-owned and operated animal shelter facility with a focus on public safety.  We make every effort to offer animals for adoption, but we do have the policy to euthanize in place set by City of Arkadelphia ordinance, enacted by-election in 1970. 

If you would like to adopt an animal from us, please fill out the form below and submit it to our Animal Control Officer.  If there is a particular animal you are interested in adopting, please let the Animal Control Officer know ahead of time.

Animal Adoption Form

We strive to save every pet, and are always looking for foster families. Fostering a pet is a great way to provide a comfortable environment for an animal while they are waiting to be adopted into their permanent home.  If you are interested in fostering a pet, please submit the Foster Volunteer Form for our Animal Control Officer to review.

Animal Foster Form

Pets are a huge commitment for every family, and we understand that sometimes, it’s just not possible to keep a pet. We gladly offer a “Animal Surrender” program. By surrendering your pet to us, they will be provided food, water and shelter while they wait on finding their fur-ever home. If you are unable to continue caring for your pet, we ask you please utilize this service rather than dropping them off on the side of the road.

Owner Surrender Form

Arkadelphia Animal Control loans out live traps to deal with nuisance animals (raccoons, opossums, feral cats, etc.).  There is no fee to borrow a trap, just complete the application form and submit it to the Animal Control Officer, and you may borrow a trap if one is available.  We only provide the trap, you are responsible for removing the nuisance animal once it has been trapped.

Live Trap Loan Agreement

The City of Arkadelphia requires those living within city limits who own a pit bull breed, must register their dog with the city.

Click the link below to view our policy.

Pitbull Restrictions


Building & Code Enforcement

The Building Department administers and enforces regulatory codes and ordinances to protect the citizens of Arkadelphia from health and building hazards.  This is done through the issuance of permits for all types of work involved in the construction or repair of any structure, and the enforcement of all codes for building, fire, electrical, gas, plumbing, mechanical, and housing.

Dexter B. Florence Memorial Field Airport

Dexter B. Florence Memorial Field is a city-owned, public-use airport located one nautical mile (2 km) south of the central business district of Arkadelphia.  The airport includes a 5,000-foot runway and a full-length taxiway.  Conventional and T-hangars are offered at the airport, along with self-service fuel.  The airport includes administrative and educational facilities that serves the Henderson State University Aviation program.


Fighting fires is only part of what our Fire Department does to serve residents. In addition to loss prevention, firefighters also conduct fire inspections, safety classes, and car seat installations.  The Fire Department currently has 9 full-time firefighters who work on a regular 24 on 48 off schedule, 15 paid volunteers and a full-time Fire Chief.

There are also regular meetings for full-time and volunteer firemen held on the first and third Monday nights of each month.  Meetings start at 6:30 and last until 8:30.

ISO Rating – The City of Arkadelphia currently has an ISO rating of 4.

Parks and Recreation

Arkadelphia Parks and Recreation strives to encourage healthy living by providing quality parks, open spaces and affordable recreational opportunities. The Parks and Rec team manages approximately 10 parks, trails and facilities within city limits, and offers a wide variety of programs, activies and events for the community. 

Keeping up with Parks and Rec has never been easier. Click the button below, create a Parks and Rec profile and download the app to stay up-to-date on the latest program offerings and family-fun events.

Hours of Operation:

Monday – Thursday 6am – 9pm
Friday 6am – 8pm
Saturday 8am – 8pm
Sunday 1pm – 6pm




The City of Arkadelphia Police Department is dedicated to serving and protecting the Arkadelphia community.  The Police Department is divided into five divisions which include Administration, Communications, Crime Investigation, Patrol Officers, and Code Enforcement.


The administration division of the Arkadelphia Police Department consists of the Chief of Police, the Communications Supervisor, and one Administrative Clerk.

Criminial investigation (CID)

The Arkadelphia Police Department has two officers dedicated to Criminal Investigations.  CID handles all cases or incidents which require an investigation and include both felony and misdemeanor charges.


The Arkadelphia Police Department has four full-time dispatchers, and one part-time dispatcher all of which are trained on the National Crime Information Center and Arkansas Crime Information Center databases and equipment.  The Communications Supervisor serves in a multi-functional position supervising communications, assisting with the Police Department’s annual budget, maintaining records for all officers and dispatch activity statistics, supervising court dockets, and bond and fine intake..


In 2007, the Arkadelphia Board of Directors budgeted for a full-time code enforcement officer.  This officer enforces ordinances that govern issues such as dilapidated structures, signage, trash and debris, junk cars, high grass, and tall weeds.  In addition to these issues, he also assists with additional responsibilities for the Police Department.


The Arkadelphia Police Department has four shifts that make up the Patrol Division.  Each shift has one shift supervisor and three patrol officers.  This division is considered the eyes and ears of the department, handling the day-to-day incidents and calls that are the majority of the department’s activities.  The City of Arkadelphia also has two School Resource Officers.  Their primary function is to serve at Goza Middle School and Arkadelphia High School to ensure safety and security in our public schools..

Sanitation Department

The Arkadelphia Sanitation Department handles the collection and disposal of all solid waste within the city limits and the recycling of all acceptable materials.  The City of Arkadelphia provides twice a week residential garbage pickup, either Monday/Thursday or Tuesday/Friday, according to location. Residents are asked to place their bagged garbage as near the street as practical, by 7 AM on the morning of pickup.  Trash should not be put out the night before to ensure it is not torn open by animals.


As part of our efforts to become a sustainable community, we strongly encourage our residents to participate in our recycling program.  Simply pitching recyclable materials into a recycle bin, rather than your trash can will drastically reduce the amount of waste we send to our landfills and is available at no cost to you. 

We pick up recycling on Thursday and Friday of Each Week.  Check the map to see what day we pick up yours.  

We ask that you have recyclables set out by 7:00 AM and separate from your trash bags to ensure our crews can see your recycling.  The recycling route is run by a different truck and driver than trash pick up.  As a result, times will differ from your usual pick up of trash.

*Bins must have a top on so the material will not get wet.  Bins left in an open state will not be picked up.

*Bins with non-recyclables will not be picked up.

Currently, we recycle clean mixed paper and aluminum cans.  Mixed paper includes the following:

  • Junk Mail
  • Newspaper
  • Office paper
  • Pasteboard (i.e. cereal boxes)
  • Cardboard (i.e. pizza boxes)

What we do not recycle:

  • Plastics
  • Steel cans such as dog food, cat food, or canned goods
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Tissue or paper towels
  • Styrofoam
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For residents living in the City Limits of Arkadelphia, the Sanitation Department can provide Large Item pickups by calling 870-246-1804.  The receptionist will need your address, items to be picked up and your telephone number.  On Monday mornings, all requests are gathered and placed in a route from the previous week’s calls.  We do not schedule pickups for any specific time and we ask that items be on the curb by 7:00 AM the following week that you have called.

  • Please call 870-246-1804, Monday-Friday between 7:00 AM and 4:00 PM to schedule your large item pick up.
  • We do not schedule pickups for any specific time
  • All items during the week that were called in will be placed on the following week’s route
  • Please have items as close to the curb as possible by 7:00 AM Monday morning
  • Please do not place items under power lines, limbs or near fire hydrants, gas meters, mailboxes, or any structure that could be damaged.
  • Please keep items stacked in a neat pile and the least amount of piles as possible
  • Items such as couches, mattresses, furniture, wood, building materials, and brush/limbs can be scheduled.  Please do not have household garbage, plastic bags, bagged leaves, cardboard, paint, batteries, or tires mixed with the piles for pickup.
  • For large amounts of household garbage, please see the mobile dumpster section for details
  • No tires, batteries, paint, shingles, railroad cross ties or asbestos materials
  • No household trash
  • Commercial Customers are allowed 1 pickup per quarter.

NO trunks or logs, or spoils from timber/tree removal.  Tree trunk, stump, and spoils from tree removal are to pay a fee at a rate set at a minimum of $75.00 per truck trip to the site plus landfill

fees ($25.75 per ton or $44.00 per ton if paper products are mixed with the debris).


Residents with large amounts of household trash or junk that are not considered large items can rent a mobile dumpster.   Please call the City of Arkadelphia Water Office at 870-246-5863 to schedule a dumpster to be delivered.

  • Dumpsters are delivered each Monday afternoon and picked up the following Monday.
  • Dumpsters are $20 for the week.
  • If you require extra dumps, there will be a $20 per dump fee.

We ask that you do not put rocks, dirt, shingles, paint, tires, or batteries in the dumpster. 
Please do not overload the dumpster or have items hanging off the side, which is dangerous to haul.
Dumpsters are to be in the driveway or the street close to the curb and not moved by residents when in place.  There will be no dumpsters set in yards.

Street Department

The Arkadelphia Street Department strives to maintain and improve our city streets, sidewalks, and traffic control.  Grounds Maintenance is a division of the Street Department and is responsible for the upkeep of the City’s parks, street right-of-ways, and other city-owned property. 

Department Activities

  • Street overlays
  • Street repair and maintenance
  • Curb and gutter construction
  • Maintenance of right-of-ways
  • Storm drain and open ditch maintenance
  • Street, crossing, and parking painting
  • Street sweeping
  • Traffic signal maintenance
  • Motor vehicle maintenance
Payment Options

Online Bill Pay

Payment Window:
7:30 AM – 4:45 PM, Monday – Thursday
7:30 AM – 10:45 AM, Friday

Mailing Address:
Arkadelphia Water Utilities
P.O. Box 495
Arkadelphia, AR 71923

Hours of Operation:

Office Hours:
7:30 AM – 5:30 PM, Monday – Thursday
7:30 AM – 11:30 AM, Friday

Night Deposit:
Open 24/7, the 1st – 20th of each month, and closes at 5:30 PM on the 21st of each month.

After Hours Phone:

Water Department

Arkadelphia Water & Wastewater Utilities is a municipally owned, customer-oriented organization providing water and wastewater service for its customers in an economical, reliable way and consistently meeting or exceeding industry standards and practices. We provide water to Caddo Valley, Gum Springs, Country Water Facilities, and River Valley Water Facilities.

Your Annual Drinking Water Quality Report:

Copies are available upon request from the Arkadelphia Water Department.

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