An ordinance amendment to lower the default residential speed limit from 25 to 20 miles per hour was passed unanimously by the Fayetteville City Council on Oct. 5, 2021. It will go into effect Nov. 6, 2021. View the ordinance amendment.
The change to the default speed limit will affect all residential streets that do not have a posted speed limit. Streets that are currently signed for 25 MPH or higher will remain at the posted speed limit until signs are replaced or removed.
It is the policy of Fayetteville Police Department to provide a 30-day grace period following a reduction in speed limit before issuing citations for speed violations. Any increase in traffic patrol in residential areas will be complaint driven. If you wish to report speeders in your neighborhood, you may call the Fayetteville Police Department non-emergency number: 479-587-3555.