Administration works to support the various municipal departments and provide a smooth base of operations. Led by the City Manager (Gary Brinkley), Arkadelphia’s goal is to provide a professional level of service for residents within our fiscal boundaries.
Located on the second floor of Town Hall, we strive to make Arkadelphia a great place to live, work and play! Contact us at 870.246.9864 if we can ever be of any assistance to you, your family or your business.
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.
Planning Commission & Zoning Adjustments
Next Meeting: Thursday, February 9, 2023 @ 5:30 p.m.
Mobile Food Vendor
Stormwater Pollution Awareness
Stormwater is water that comes from rain, ice or snow. Some of the water will soak into the ground or evaporate off our roads and sidewalks. However, most of it will runoff to another location. Stormwater becomes a concern during this process because the water will pick up pollutants that could cause serious damage to our waterways and wildlife.
So, what can we do to prevent this?
Understanding what stormwater is, where it travels and how you can limit pollutants is a great place to start!
Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan
We are excited you chose Arkadelphia as the location of your new home or business, but we want you to go about it safely. In order to do that, you’ll need to create a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan.
Take some time and review the following documents. Before you start your project, you will need your contractor to complete them and bring them to our offices at Town Hall.
The Building Department is located on the first floor of Town Hall in suite 121. Hours of operation include:
|Monday – Thursday||7:30 – 5:30|
|Friday||7:30 – 11:30|
|Saturday – Sunday||CLOSED|
To contact the Building Department, please call 870.246.1818.
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.
To learn more about Dexter B. Florence Memorial Field, call 870.246.8945.
- About Us
- ISO Rating
- BBQ Regulations
- Burn Permit
- Fireworks Safety
- Christmas Lights Safety
- Become a firefighter
- Contact Us
The Arkadelphia Fire Department currently has 9 full-time firefighters who work on a regular 24-on-48-off schedule and 15 paid volunteers who report to the Fire Chief, Jason Hunt. In addition to fighting fires, AFD also conduct fire inspections, safety classes and car seat installations.
The City of Arkadelphia currently has an ISO rating of 4.
AFD adopted the 2012 Edition of the International Fire Code and code references are taken directly from that source.
Those wishing to perform controlled burns within city limits must apply for a burn permit.
Completed applications can be dropped off at Fire Station 1 for review and approval.
Did you know fireworks cause around 18,500 fires in the U.S. per year?
Fireworks also account for thousands of injuries and emergency room visits.
The best thing you can do is leave it to the professionals, but if you insist on setting them off yourself, be sure to follow our safety tips.
Christmas light safety information coming soon.
AFD holds regular meeting sfor full-time and voluteer firefighets on the first and third Monday nights of each month. Meetings start at 6:30 and end at 8:30.
AFD is always accepting applications for those interested in joining the Fire Department.
Interested candidates will need to email a completed application to Chief Hunt, or drop off one at Fire Station 1.
In cases of emergency, call 9-1-1.
For non-emergency calls, the Fire Department can be reached at 870-246-9354.
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|
CONTACT US: 870.246.5499
PARKS & REC
The Sanitation Department handles the collection and disposal of all solid waste within the city limits, and the recycling of all acceptable materials. Residential trash pickup is conducted semi-weekly on Monday/Thursday or Tuesday/Friday. All garbage must be bagged and placed as close to the street as possible by 7:00 a.m. on the morning of pickup. Trash should not be put out the night before to ensure it is not torn open by animals.
The recycling program is an easy way for residents to participate in city efforts to become a sustainable community.
Interested residents will receive a free recycling bin to place eligible materials in.
Recycling pickup happens on Thursday and Friday of each week at a different time than trash pickup. Residents are asked to place recyclables next to trash or in the same area by 7:00 a.m. the day of pickup.
- Bins must have top on.
- Bins left in open state will not be picked up.
- Bins must include accepted recyclables.
- Bins including non-recyclables will not be picked up.
- Aluminum cans
- Junk mail
- Office paper
- Pasteboard (cereal boxes)
- Cardboard (pizza boxes)
- Steel cans (dog/cat food, canned goos)
- Aluminum Foil
- Tissue or paper towels
Residential trash pickup is conducted semi-weekly on Monday/Thursday or Tuesday/Friday according to location.
LARGE ITEM PICKUP
Large item pickup is available upon request for residents living within city limits.
Large item pickups are not scheduled for any specific time. On Monday morning, all requests from the previous week are gathered and placed in a route. Residents are asked to place their items on the curb by 7:00 a.m. on the Monday following their request.
Large Item Pickup Requirements
- Large items should be placed away from power lines, limbs, fire hydrants, gas meters, mailboxes and/or any structure that could be damaged.
- Large items should be stacked in a neat pile or piles.
- Battiers, paint, shingles, railroad cross ties, asbestos materials and/or household trash are NOT included in large item pickup.
- Commerical customers are allowed one large item pickup per quarter.
Large Items Eligible For Scheduled Pickup
- Building materials
Cut Tree Policy
- No trunks, 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 not considered to be large items can rent a mobile dumpster.
- Renter will not throw rocks, dirt, shingles, paint, tires or battiers into dumpster.
- Renter will not overload dumpster.
- Rental will not have items hanging off side of dumpster.
- Renter will leave dumpster in driveway, or on street close to curb.
- Dumpsters are not allowed to be set in yards.
- Dumpsters are delivered Monday afternoon and picked up the following Monday.
- Dumpsters cost $20 per week.
- Renters who need extra dumps will be charged a $20 per dump fee.
To schedule a dumpster delivery, please call 870.246.5863.
The Sanitation Department’s hours of operation are Monday – Friday from 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
To contact the Sanitation Department directly, please call 870.246.1803.
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.
- 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
Residents can contact the Street Department by calling 870.246.1802.
7:30 AM – 4:45 PM, Monday – Thursday
7:30 AM – 10:45 AM, Friday
Arkadelphia Water Utilities
P.O. Box 495
Arkadelphia, AR 71923
Hours of Operation:
7:30 AM – 5:30 PM, Monday – Thursday
7:30 AM – 11:30 AM, Friday
Open 24/7, the 1st – 20th of each month, and closes at 5:30 PM on the 21st of each month.
After Hours Phone:
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.