Arkadelphia City Code of Ordinances

A Code of the General Ordinances
of the city of Arkadelphia


How do I pay my water bill?

You may pay your water bill online by going to the link below, or by visiting the Water Department at Town Hall.

700 Clay Street

Arkadelphia, AR 71923

CLICK HERE to pay your water bill online. 

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:

What do I do with my trash bags for trash pick-up days?

Residents are asked to place their trash at 7:00 AM close to the curb the morning of trash pick up.  This prevents animals from tearing into the trash and causing unsightly and unsanitary conditions.  

City Ordinance No. B-389, Section 4.3c states “On collection days only, residents will place filled bags on property owned, rented or under their control, at a point as near the curb line as practical.”

What days of the week are trash pick-up days?

Collection Days are split up on a Monday/Thursday Pick up Schedule and a Tuesday/Friday pick up schedule. The Sanitation Pickup Days map is attached below.

What is the large trash policy?

For a Large Item pick up, call the Sanitation Department at (870) 246-1804.  If you get the answering machine, please leave a clear message stating the address and a brief description of what is to be picked up.

  1. The department does not do same day pickups.
  2. Tree limbs only. Must be less than 10 feet long.
  3. No trunks or logs, or spoils of timber/tree removal. Tree trunks, stumps, and spoils from the tree removal are to pay the same fees as listed on item 7 below.
  4. Must be by the curb, not in the street. Do not obstruct any utility meters or wire, etc.
  5. No bagged leaves.
  6. We cannot pick up tires, batteries, shingles, demolished building materials, cardboard, cross ties or trash bags.
  7. Commercial customers are allowed one pick-up per quarter. Additional pick-ups can be made at a minimum fee 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).
When and where are City Board of Director meetings held?

City Board of Directors meetings are held on the second floor of Town Hall in the Board Room at 5:30 PM on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month.

How can I request to speak at a City Board of Directors Meeting?

Board of Directors Procedural Rules
2.2 Citizens
(a) Citizens and visitors are welcomed and encouraged to attend all public Board of Directors business meetings.
(b) Any citizens may request to be placed on the agenda by notifying the City Manager or City Clerk in writing by no later than noon Monday the week prior to the week of the meeting.
(c) Citizens wanting to address the Board must provide in writing:
(i) The nature of the business to be discussed
(ii) Describe results desired
(iii) If action is requested reasoning must be stated
(d) Citizens speaking to the Board of Directors shall have a speaking time limit of 10 minutes. The time limit may be extended with dialogue between the speaker and the Board of Directors.

Request to Address the City Board

How can I apply to be a Volunteer Fire Fighter?

The Arkadelphia Fire Department takes applications for Volunteer Fire Fighters at all times, and keeps those applications when the need for additional Volunteers arises.

To apply to become a Volunteer Fire Fighter, click the link below.

Volunteer Fire Fighter Application

Who do I speak with about the flood plain before purchasing property within the city limits?

To learn more about the Flood Plain, please contact Deanna Graves in the Building Department at (870) 246-1818, or visit our Flood Plain page at the link below.

Flood Plain

Does the fire department give out/install free smoke alarms? If so, when?

Yes! The Arkadelphia Fire Department does provide and install free smoke alarms to citizens within the Arkadelphia city limits. Several times a year, the Fire Department will have a sign-up at community events. Citizens can also call the fire station to request this service at (870) 246-9354.

When is hazardous waste drop-off?

Hazardous waste drop-off events will be announced on this website, as well as the City of Arkadelphia Facebook page. These events are hosted twice per year – once in the Fall and once in the Spring.

When is the unused prescription drug drop-off?

There is a 24/7 drop point for unused prescription drugs in the lobby of the Police Station, located at:

514 Clay Street, Arkadelphia, AR 71923.

The Arkadelphia Police Department also participates in a DEA prescription drug drop-off event with the Clark County Sherriff’s Office in April.  Additional information on this event will be shared on this website and on the City of Arkadelphia Facebook Page.

How can I request to host a special event in town?

To host a special event in town, a person or organization will need to complete a special event request form. Once the completed form is shared with our Community & Special Event Director, Julie Lacy, it will go to the City Manager and appropriate department heads for approval. The status of the request will be provided by Ms. Lacy. Click the link below to view our special event policy and application.

Special Event Policy and Application

How would I reserve space at a park/public facility?

The Recreation Center has rental agreements available for all its parks and facilities.

More information can be found in the 2022 Recreation Guide.

CLICK HERE to view the guide.

What sports programs are provided by through the Parks and Recreation Department?

We are proud to offer a wide variety of youth and adult programs to our residents!

Our 2022 programs can be viewed in the Recreation Guide.

CLICK HERE to view the 2022 Recreation Guide.

What do I do if a stray animal is around my house/neighborhood?

Pleae call the Animal Control office at (870) 260-4079.

Are there courtesy vehicles available after landing at Dexter B. Florence Memorial Field?

There are two courtesy vehicles at the Dexter B. Florence Memorial Airport. To reserve one of these vehicles during your visit,  please contact the Airport Manager at (870) 246-8945.

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