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The City of Fayetteville currently has a 2% HMR tax on establishments engaged in the business of renting, leasing or otherwise furnishing hotel or motel accommodations, or selling prepared food or beverages for consumption on or off premises.
New businesses need to complete the HMR/SB Tax Registration Form - Data Sheet. Additional City reporting forms and applications are available by request at 479-575-8287 or on the Applications, Forms and Links page.
Yes, short-term rentals must obtain a business license and remit monthly HMR taxes per City Ordinance 6427.
All STR business owners should contact the City of Fayetteville Accounting Office to determine HMR tax remittance status.
On December 28th, 2017, a Voluntary Collection Agreement was successfully executed between the City of Fayetteville and Airbnb regarding HMR taxes. As of February 2018, Airbnb has collected and remitted the HMR tax monthly to the City of Fayetteville on behalf of “hosts.”
On March 28th, 2022, a Voluntary Collection Agreement was successfully executed between the City of Fayetteville and HomeAway/VRBO. Effective May 1st, 2022, VRBO will begin collecting HMR taxes and remitting to the City of Fayetteville in accordance with this agreement. Between May 2021 and April 2022, any Short-Term Rental (STR) owners using HomeAway/VRBO must remit the HMR tax as this time frame is not covered under the agreement.
STR owners and operators who list on any other platforms or by any other means are individually responsible for collecting the HMR tax from guests and remitting it to the City on a monthly basis.
The City of Fayetteville currently has a 5% SB tax that must be remitted monthly at the same time that the state supplemental tax is due. Please contact the Accounting Department for more information at 479-575-8287.
Yes, all businesses (including home-based businesses and short-term rentals) within the incorporated city limits of Fayetteville must obtain a Business License unless the business qualifies for an exemption. For more information, please visit the Business License page.
Payments can be made in-person, by mail, or online.
Cash, check, MasterCard or Visa are accepted at City Hall, located at 113 W. Mountain Avenue. You can pay with a check by mail, or you can pay online with MasterCard or Visa on our Make a Payment page.
Businesses are now able to report and make payments on the City of Fayetteville’s Citizen Self-Service (CSS) portal. Online guides on how to remit HMR and SB taxes are available at the Applications, Forms and Links page. More details to follow soon.
The City of Fayetteville requires various permitting for the following:
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. View the Rental Car Service Privilege Permit form.
Financial Reports can be found online. Visit the Financial Reports page.
Hours are Monday through Friday: 8:00am - 12:00pm and 1:00pm - 5:00pm. Please refer to the calendar for closings.
Any dog under five years old is $60 and older than five years will be $30. Cats and kittens are $20 adoption fee. We do not charge an adoption fee for any pet that is over 10 years old. 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 Saturday at 10 am here at our facility.
Contact the Animal Services at 479-444-3456 to find out when the next orientation 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.
You can file a lost pet report online. The most important thing you can do is come down to the animal shelter and look for yourself. There is no one that can identify your pet better than you. Come to the shelter every three or four days and look for your pet. Talk to your neighbors. Many times your pet may have stayed close to your home, but a neighbor may have taken your pet in thinking it was a stray. Many newspapers will not charge you to post a lost animal classified ad. The Fayetteville Craigslist page has a good lost and found section and social networking sites like Facebook, the Nextdoor app and Twitter can help spread the word. Check with veterinary clinics in your area.
The most important thing is to never approach an animal that you think may be dangerous. Your personal safety is very important to us. If the animal appears to be friendly, check for tags and call the numbers. Arrange a meeting with the owner if you can locate one. If the animal is not wearing tags, bring him or her to the Fayetteville Animal Shelter or the nearest veterinary clinic to have it scanned for a microchip. If you like to go an extra step, we also recommend posting on social media such as the Nextdoor app or your neighborhood Facebook group.
Within Fayetteville city limits we will come to pick up stray dogs. Per city ordinance, stray cats must be confined in a carrier of some sort before we can pick it up. If you can not get close enough to the animal to check for tags or it is not wearing tags, call Animal Services at 479-444-3456 so that we can attempt to capture it. If you have found a stray, but don't wish to surrender it to the shelter, submit a Found Pet Report via the city's website. Be aware that once the animal has been in your possession for 72 hours you will need to make an appointment to surrender it to the shelter. For more information, contact Animal Services at 479-444-3456.
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.
It depends on the size of your property. You must have 100 square feet for every animal. That means if your house is 750 square feet you are legally allowed to own seven animals. For dogs, an enclosed yard will count toward overall square footage. There are additional ordinance requirements to ensure adequate pet care and sanitary conditions. For more information or to report a potential issue, 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.
Our licensed and certified backflow assembly tester list is available on our Licensed Backflow Testers page. You may also contact the City of Fayetteville’s Backflow Prevention Department by email or by phone at 479-575-8386.
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 by email or by phone at 479-575-8386.
The total 2023 Adopted City budget is $216,748,000 and was adopted at the November 15, 2022 City Council meeting. State law requires municipalities’ budgets to be on a calendar year (January - December).
The total 2024 Adopted City budget is $241,677,000 and was adopted at the November 21, 2023 City Council meeting. State law requires municipalities’ budgets to be on a calendar year (January - December).
The total 2023 General Fund budget is $64,844,000. This fund is supported by taxes and fees.
The total 2024 General Fund budget is $73,353,000. This fund is supported by taxes and fees.
An Enterprise Fund is a government facility or service that is self supporting through the fees associated with operating that particular service. The City currently has three Enterprise Funds (Water & Sewer Fund, Recycling & Trash Collection Fund and the Airport Fund).
$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 9.75%.
The total number of authorized full-time equivalent (FTE) positions in the City for 2023 is 905.00. 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 may not be a whole number.
The total number of authorized full-time equivalent (FTE) positions in the City for 2024 is 925.70. 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 may not be a whole number.
The City Council holds public hearings on the City’s proposed budget during November and December.
The population for Fayetteville, Arkansas is 93,949 based on 2020 U. S. Census data (as of April 1, 2020).
The largest source of revenue for the City is sales tax. The total amount of sales taxes budgeted for the 2023 budget year is $89.5 million (41.4% of the budget). Sales tax revenue primarily consists of City and County Sales Tax, Alcoholic Beverage Tax and the Hotel / Motel Restaurant (HMR) Tax.
The largest source of revenue for the City is sales tax. The total amount of sales taxes budgeted for the 2024 budget year is $102.4 million (42.4% 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 may view the city budget online by selecting Budget & Information Management under the Department menu on the City of Fayetteville's website.
Any property owner or authorized agent of the owner may apply for the permit.
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.
No.However, you would need a business license if your company will have an office building within the city limits of Fayetteville, or will be operating out of a home (home-based business) and the home is located within the city limits of Fayetteville.
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. When a holiday or general election occurs on any such Tuesday, the regular meeting shall be held on the following Thursday at the same hour unless otherwise provided for by motion.The City Council meeting is live streamed and also recorded. Instructions for joining a meeting can be found on the Zoom Meetings Information page.
A copy of the upcoming City Council Tentative and Final Agenda can be obtained through the City’s website at the Upcoming Meeting Agendas page. If you would like to obtain an agenda for a past meeting from the archives the agenda can be found here: Past Meeting Agendas and Minutes.
*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 sending an email to this address: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 within the Rules of Order and Procedure of the Fayetteville City Council (PDF) document. Please read these rules before providing public comment during a meeting.
City Council meetings are televised live and rebroadcasted at various times on the Government Channel (Cox Channel 216 through local cable, AT&T U-verse Channel 99, and streaming live on the City's YouTube channel. Videos of past meetings may be viewed on demand in our archive.
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 479-575-8237, by email at email@example.com or by submitting an online service request.
Mold is not a violation of the City of Fayetteville city ordinances, or the 2021 IPMC. A Code Compliance Officer can inspect a dwelling for any underlying causal factors that may contribute to mold, such as leaking roofs or leaking plumbing that are code violations.
Does the city conduct any tests to determine if there is mold present in my home?
No. The City of Fayetteville does not test for mold. The city also does not administer any environmental or air quality assessments.
What do I do if I suspect mold growth?
If you suspect you have mold growth, inform your landlord before contacting code compliance. If your landlord is not properly responding or fails to address the cause of the mold, Code Compliance can inspect the dwelling for any underlying code violations, such as a leaking roof or a plumbing leak.
What if there is no code violation?
If a code violation does not exist, the resident may consider contacting an attorney. Code Compliance cannot provide assistance in a civil matter.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has information on mold including prevention tips and cleanup guidelines on their website at www.epa.gov/mold. You can also download a copy of the EPA's "A Brief Guide to Mold, Moisture and Your Home" brochure.
The property owner should have the violation corrected within the time frame specified. If you need clarification on the violation and/or the time frame for correction please call 479-575-8237.
Step 2. For both occupied and unoccupied lots, the property owner is sent a certified letter regarding the violation.
Code Compliance participates in a variety of community events and activities to educate citizens about codes and violations. This includes events such as the Fayetteville Farmer's Market, Razorbash, and Springfest.
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 479-575-8237.
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. Permits can be purchased for use in the surrounding parks 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.
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 can 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.
Several on-street meters near the Square are limited to a maximum of two hours to encourage turnover for customers and visitors.
The on-street meters a few blocks off of the Square have no time limits and are ideal for longer stays. The surface parking lots and public parking decks do not have time limits.
Information about rates and time limits is displayed on the meter screen.
You may park on-street for up to 15 minutes without paying the rate:
If your parking session is expected to last longer than 15 minutes, be sure to make payment accordingly.
Coin, credit/debit cards (Visa, Mastercard, and Discover), NFC, and mobile app payments (via the ParkMobile app or a mobile web browser) are accepted at all of the meters and pay stations.
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, West Avenue, and St. Charles Ave. The rate will vary according to the location of the parking space. Please see the Entertainment District Employee Discount On-Street Parking Map.
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 within the designated areas to discount your parking fee. You can contact the Parking Management Office at 479-575-8280 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Employees may choose to receive either a pay station Employee Discount Code or a ParkMobile Employee Discount Code, but not both. The ParkMobile app charges a $0.35 convenience fee per transaction. Only pay stations on Lafayette Street and Spring Street will accept the Employee Discount Code.
Your discount code will be available to use up to 22 times 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. If an Employee Discount Code is not used during a month, the renewal notice will not be sent and the code will be deactivated.
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.
The nearest survey monument can be found using this map:
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.
Over 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 strictly prohibited.
51.5 Miles of shared-use paved trails
56 Miles of soft surface natural surface trails
107.5 Miles of Trails in Fayetteville
15 miles per hour maximum
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.
Yes, the Parking Management Office does have temporary construction permits that may be purchased. The cost is $5.00 per space per day in the Downtown Square area and $10.00 per space per day in the Dickson Street area. Contact the Parking Management Office at 479-575-8280 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Company vehicles must use a resident guest pass. For an extended stay, vendors may apply for a temporary hang tag through the Parking Management Office. These will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Yes, there are many free spaces at some of the local churches except on Sundays. Also, there are hundreds of free public parking spaces after 6:00 pm and on weekends in the Downtown Square area. There are over 700 free spaces on street and in the parking lots, most of which are within a few blocks of Dickson Street. Secondary streets in the Entertainment District are free from 2 am to 6 pm, seven (7) days a week.
Paid parking rates are enforced from 8 a.m. until 2 a.m. Overnight parking is not prohibited, however parking rates do apply.
Please note that this does not apply to the privately owned parking lots.
Coin, credit/debit cards (Visa, Mastercard, and Discover), NFC, mobile app payments (via the ParkMobile app or a mobile web browser), and validation coupons are accepted at all of the pay stations. Bills are also accepted at the Decks and Off- Street parking lots. Please note: For cash payments, the pay stations do not give change.
Yes, please refer to the ParkMobile section on the Entertainment District (Dickson St.) page for step-by-step instructions on how to pay via the mobile phone.
You cannot tell what spaces have been paid, so you must ensure that there is time paid on your space. You can do this by either checking with the original parker or by paying for the space. If the time expires on the space, all vehicles within the space will be subject to a citation.
No, bicycles and scooters less than 70cc may park in the designated bicycle/scooter parking areas in the West Avenue parking lot, north of Dickson Street, for free.
No, vehicles loading and unloading are allowed 15 minutes to park and conduct business. They must turn on their vehicle emergency flashing lights and must be loading and / or unloading their vehicle.
Permission may be obtained free of charge via this online burn permit request form.. 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 filling 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 visit the Community Education page 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.
Please check the following page:
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 interactive 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.
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Contours can be "extracted" from our General Reference Map in a DWG, DXF, or DGN format. Elevations should be populated in the "Elevation" field. Contours can also be downloaded in zipped DWG files by the quarter quadrangle from our FTP Site.
There are a few things that can go wrong: 1. You may need to "clear the cache" of your browser. 2. Our maps should work on all browsers, including Microsoft Edge, Safari, Firefox, and Chrome. However, if you are having trouble, you might try a different browser. 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 email@example.com.
Historic preservation is a “conversation with our past about our future,” says the National Parks Service. It provides us opportunities to ask, "What is important in our history?" and "What parts of our past can we preserve for the future?" Historic preservation is an important way for us to share our understanding of the past to future generations.
Our city’s history has many stories, and historic preservation helps tell these stories. Sometimes historic preservation involves celebrating events, people, places and ideas that we are proud of; other times it involves recognizing moments in our history that can be painful or uncomfortable to remember.
Fayetteville’s Heritage and Historic Preservation Plan is a guidance document for: 1) what the community’s priorities are, 2) what our historic preservation programs and projects look like and 3) what kind of funding and partnerships are available to us to do the work. The planning process begins by asking a lot of questions, such as:
After we receive community input on those questions, we can look at what the plan will recommend and the types of activities we’ll work on once the plan is adopted. Some examples include:
Here are some important details about the types of historic districts and where we have them in Fayetteville:
When you create a local historic district, it’s a type of zoning, and the first thing zoning needs is a description of the property being zoned. This creates a clear boundary so it’s understood what’s included in the boundary or regulations – and what is not.
When you create a local historic district, you also need clear requirements or regulations for the area in the district. For historic districts, this usually comes in the form of adopted design standards or design guidelines that spell out and illustrate what compatible changes to properties look like, and what requirements are for those changes.
Local historic districts also need to specify who is responsible for approving any changes that need special approval. For some historic districts, the changes can be approved by City staff. For others it’s the Historic District Commission. Sometimes it’s a combination of the two.
Because local historic districts are local and specific to a neighborhood, the regulations need to be specific to and fit that neighborhood. Some historic neighborhoods have a historic style residents would like to protect, and they want the regulations to require that any new structures or additions to existing structures match the historic appearance. Some historic neighborhoods have more variation, but they may have common characteristics (like having garages at the rear of the property or facing the side instead of being prominent at the front).
Historic preservation ordinances don’t prevent changes to properties, but they do guide what those changes look like. A historic preservation ordinance can also provide some flexibility when alternative approaches help protect historic structures.
A benefit of owning property in a local historic district is there are requirements in place that manage change to properties, so that any new or additional development has to fit with the existing neighborhood, according to the adopted design standards. It creates some certainty. There is often a public hearing for proposed changes so the neighborhood can be informed on what is being proposed and can comment on new development.
The responsibility to comply with the design standards and get the required approvals is also applied to the neighborhood, with the expectation that exterior changes, additions and new construction will meet the adopted standards. When you have put a lot of investment into a historic property, this is a way to ensure that investment can be maintained after the property changes owners.
Properties that have a local historic district designation usually must go through a design review process when changes to the property are proposed to make sure the changes meet the adopted design standards. This is in addition to any building permits that may be required. For example, if you want to add a garage to your house, before you could get the building permit for the garage you would have to submit your garage design to City staff or to the Historic District Commission. This way they can review the design and check that it meets the requirements. There may be requirements (like the garage being set behind the front of the house, or the roof of the new garage needing to match the roof on the existing house and using the same exterior materials). Once the design is approved, you can move forward with the building permit.
It’s important to note that ordinary maintenance and repair usually do not require design review approval – those are necessary items to keep the historic structure in good condition and do not need special approval.
Local historic districts are the most commonly used tool to protect historic structures and neighborhoods from incompatible changes, but there are other options that have become popular. One of those options is a Neighborhood Conservation Overlay District. Both a Neighborhood Conservation Overlay District and a historic district are overlay districts; however, a conservation district will typically regulate fewer features and focus more on significant character defining features, such as lot size, building height, setbacks, streetscapes and tree protection. Unlike historic districts, conservation districts rarely consider specific elements, such as windows, buildings materials, colors and decorative details. In addition, most conservation districts do not include demolition delays, a tool utilized in historic districts.
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.
Washington County assesses personal property. Visit the
Contact the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce by phone at 479-521-1710
The Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration handles driver's license and car tag renewals. Please call 479-442-7691 or 479-442-6611 or visit the Fayetteville Revenue Office Details web page.
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.
To view a list of senators and representatives, visit the
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 479-575-8238, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 email@example.com.
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, Natural Resources and Cultural Affairs 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, Natural Resources and Cultural Affairs Department at 479-444-3467.
Residents of all abilities are invited to participate and utilize any Fayetteville Parks, Natural Resources and Cultural Affairs Department program or facility. Every reasonable effort will be made to accommodate the needs of each individual.
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.
There are several ways you can be safe on the trails. Some ideas are:
Fishing and Boating permits are required for Lake Fayetteville and should be purchased at the Boat House/ Lake Office prior to accessing the lake. All state laws governing boats apply. There is no permit requirement for Lake Sequoyah, Lake Wilson or other park areas containing fishable waters. All City lakes are No Wake.
Parks, Natural Resources and Cultural Affairs tries to keep all of its parks and facilities in excellent condition, but occasionally vandalism, misuse, or wear can leave a facility in need of repair. If you witness or observe damage to a park facility, please call the Parks, Natural Resources and Cultural Affairs Department at 479-444-3471 to report the problem. You may also report non-emergency problems on this website.
Currently the City of Fayetteville Parks, Natural Resources and Cultural Affairs Department does not offer camping facilities. Contact the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism at 1-800-NATURAL or the Fayetteville Visitor's Center at 479-521-5776 for more information.
The City's zoning map shows the zoning of each property inside the city limits. You can click on the link below to open the map, find your property, and then view the details.
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.
The City posts agendas and videos on the City Clerk page for most City meetings that have already occurred, including the Planning Commission and the City Council. You may also view agendas for upcoming meetings.If you cannot find a specific meeting, please contact the Planning division for assistance at 479-575-8267
Our address is 1800 N. Stephen Carr Memorial Blvd., Fayetteville, AR 72704.
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 visit the Community Crime Map.
The Records Division hours are Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. We are open during lunch hours.
Accident disputes are settled through small claims court located at the Fayetteville District Court.
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.
Sex offenders are required by law to register with the police department in the jurisdiction where they are living. The police department then notifies the neighborhood where the registered offender is living. They also provide this information to the State of Arkansas and it is posted on a website at the Arkansas Crime Information Center. There is also a link on the Police Department page to Offender Watch. This is a site co-sponsored by the Washington County Sheriff's Office, the Fayetteville Police Department, and Springdale Police Department. If you have further questions about sex offender registration contact the Fayetteville Police Department's Criminal Investigation Division at 479-587-3520.
In certain instances you can file an online report. The criteria and reporting process can be found on the Online Police Reporting System web page.
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 in the City of Fayetteville's web Freedom of Information Act web portal. Learn more about FOIA requests here.
You cannot pay your parking meter ticket at the police department. Parking meter tickets are paid at Parking Management at 113 W Mountain in Fayetteville or by dropping off payment at any of the red meter courtesy boxes.
Class hours 8:30AM - 3:30PM Drop off times 7:45AM - 8:15AM 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 2022-2023 school year
You must be in the 7th - 12th grades during the 2022-2023 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 plans are designed specifically for the project area shown on the map and are only eligible for permit approval within that project area. If the pilot is successful, the City may consider expanding the program to additional areas of Fayetteville.
Goal 1 of City Plan 2040, adopted in 2020, is “We will make appropriate infill and revitalization our highest priority. Part of implementing that goal is completing the benchmarks or action items to achieve the plan goals. Page 48 of the plan document includes the short-term benchmark to “Create pre-approved building types for identified neighborhoods.” This potentially helps achieve Goals 2, 3 and 6 of the plan as well, and is being undertaken within the time frame set for this action item.
The pre-approved plans have been designed to meet the City of Fayetteville’s codes if the lot that the structure(s) would be built on meets the qualifications for the selected plan set. There may be additional documents required for a building permit to be approved if additional engineering design is needed for the foundation, if a fire suppression system is required for the building, or if the stormwater design needs to be customized for the site. All of this will be checked when you submit a plan set and identify the lot to be used for construction, and any additional documents will be requested by our permit review staff.
The building plan sets were provided by Miller Boskus Lack Architects through a contract with the City of Fayetteville.
Typically 2-5 business days. Projects that require additional engineering may need additional review time. Projects that require custom design work or solutions will be reviewed in the standard permit review process and timeline.
The City of Fayetteville Purchasing Division does not send out notifications of bid opportunities to individual vendors. Register with the City’s new electronic bidding software to find out about competitive bid opportunities at the City of Fayetteville.
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.
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.
When bidding on a construction project for more than $50,000, a current valid Arkansas State Contractor’s License is required.
A bid bond is required to be submitted with construction bids totaling $50,000 or more. A 100% performance and payment bond is required whenever a vendor is awarded a construction contract totaling $50,000 or more. Equipment or service contracts exceeding $35,000 may in some instances also require a performance and payment bond.
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.
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.
No. Plastic grocery bags are not accepted in our recycling program. These bags are currently only recyclable at the stores where they originated. Please recycle your bags at these stores, which have recycling boxes at their entrances. To keep newspaper, paperboard and mixed paper separate, we suggest that you use two recycling bins, one for containers and one for paper, newspaper and paperboard. If you only want to use one bin, we ask that you stack your newspaper, junk mail and paperboard neatly in your bin to allow for quick sorting by our drivers. You may bag newspaper, mixed paper and paperboard in paper grocery bags if you have them available.
No, at this time we can only accept bottles labeled with a #1 and #2 recycling triangle. To find out the number of a plastic bottle or container look near the bottom of the bottle or container to see its plastic resin code. #1 and #2 bottles and jugs make up approximately 96% of all bottles in the market place and are usually targeted in recycling programs. The reason all plastics can't be mixed together for recycling is because of the way plastics are made. There are two main processes for forming plastic containers - blow molding and injection molding. In a blow molding process, the plastic is blown into a particular shape, like a bottle, whereas in the injection mold the plastic resin is injected into a mold that forms a particular shape, like a butter tub. The resins from a soda bottle and salad container might be the same but the different processes used to create them use different chemicals that change the melt index of the container, which means they do not melt at the same temperature. Therefore we are only able to accept #1 and #2 plastic bottles at this time. Just remember to "check the neck" - the definition of a bottle is the neck is smaller than the base of the bottle.
No. Because the recycling trucks that collect your curbside recycling are specially designed for the size of the city recycling bins, we ask that you please use our bins. These bins are made out of 50% post consumer recycled plastic! Additional bins can be purchased from the Recycling and Trash Collection Division for a small fee. Residents receive two bins for free when participating in the recycling program. Also, please remember to use the black lid that is supplied with the bin. The lids keep materials dry on rainy days and help contain litter by keeping items in the bin.
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 $13.63 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. Protect our recycling truck drivers - please make sure all materials are clean and free from trash contamination.
Residents can take their hazardous waste such as cleaners, batteries, fluorescent lightbulbs (containing mercury), oil based paints (no latex paint accepted), sharps, automotive and cooking oil and aerosol cans to the Household Hazardous Waste trailer which is available every Thursday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the corner of S. Happy Hollow and 15th St. in Fayetteville. Note: we do NOT accept electronics or latex paints at the Fayetteville trailer.
Currently, Residential Parking Permits are available for residents of the Entertainment District and the Wilson Park South Neighborhood District. A map of each area can be found on the Parking website.
You can download the instructions and enrollment form from the Parking website. The Enrollment Form can also be completed online. You may also obtain forms at the Parking Management Office located at 416 W. Spring Street.
A current vehicle registration for the vehicle that the permit will be issued to, one form of proof of residency, and a completed enrollment form.
Acceptable forms for proof of residency include: current vehicle registration, property tax bill, residential lease agreement, current utility bill, and valid driver’s license.
Please note: Proof of Residency must include the applicant’s name and the address within the District.
Permits are non-transferable and are only valid for the assigned vehicle.
Each resident may apply for a guest permit at the time they obtain their residential parking permit. One guest permit hang tag is available per residence.
To apply for a business license, you will need the property owner’s information including legal name, mailing address, immediate contact phone number, and immediate contact e-mail address. You will also need:
Fees include a $47 application fee and a $20 inspection fee. All business licenses expire on October 31st each year. Renewal fees for short-term rentals are $47. Late fees are assessed as follows after the license expires on October 31st: November - $58; December - $61; January 1 or after - $72.
The application process could take up to four weeks and includes the following.
R-A; RSF-.5; RSF-1; RSF-2; RSF-4; RSF-7; RSF-8; RSF-18; RI-12; RI-U; RMF-6; RMF-12; RMF-18; RMF-24; RMF-40; NC.
Check the zoning of your STR property on our Zoning Map.
Conditional Use Permits for short-term rentals in residential zoning districts may be subject to denial or additional conditions based upon the Planning Commission's findings on the following factors:
A maximum of 475 Type 2 STR business licenses are permitted to be issued city-wide, per Ordinance 6672. A conditional use permit may not permit:
(a) More Type 2 short-term rentals than what is allowed by the city-wide density cap.
(b) More than 10% or a single unit whichever is greater; of total dwelling units as Type 2 rentals within a multi-family dwelling complex.
(c) Individual 2-, 3- and 4-family buildings that are owned by the same person or entity and are not a part of a multi-family complex shall have no more than one (1) Type 2 short-term rental unit per building complex.
(d) Where attached residential units are held separately through condominium association, horizontal property regime, fee simple, or similar ownership structure, no cap shall be applied to buildings with attached residential dwellings. Structures of attached residential dwellings where applicants seek more than 10% of total units for licensing as Type 2 rentals shall be evaluated by the Building Safety Director and/or Fire Marshal for adequate fire protection as defined by the adopted Arkansas Fire Prevention Code. Where inadequate fire protection is identified, improvements may be required prior to issuance of a business license.
Short-Term Rental Operating Requirements
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. View current rates.
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 billed 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 four (4) virtual stickers each year for extra trash occasions. 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 an extra bag charge will be added if the four virtual stickers are already accounted for through the water bill.
Large items that cannot fit into your trash cart are considered bulky waste and are collected separately. These items usually consist of furniture and appliances. Only single family residences may participate in the program. Multi-unit, private drives, commercial businesses and apartment complexes are exempt from this program. All accounts may bring items to the Transfer Station during normal operating hours for a fee. Ward clean ups are also available for bulky waste (see Ward Bulky Waste cleanups FAQ). Each single family residence is allowed one free bulky waste collection per year. Additional collections are available for $45. The Boston Mountain Solid Waste District provides a bulky waste program and can be reached at 888-426-9278 or 479-846-3005.
Bulky waste collections are divided into three categories: household furniture/large household items, metals materials and brush. Quantities are limited to five items per collection; all items are to be from one category. Collections are scheduled through the Recycling and Trash Collection Office by calling 479-575-8398 and are set on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Items must be placed by the curb by 5 a.m. on the designated collection day. Items must be placed within six feet of the right of way and not placed within four feet of any fixed objects in the ground, such as a utility meter, mailbox, or fence line. Items may not be placed under trees or low hanging power lines (17 to 20 foot clearance above items is needed). Materials should be placed out for collection no more than 24 hours prior to collection. Items will not be collected from inside a dwelling or alleyway or private drive.
Bulky waste collections for the three different categories occur on different days of the week. Any appliance item that originally contained Freon will not be collected for free in this program. There is a Freon fee per unit to pick up Freon-containing appliances. Residents can deliver appliances containing Freon to the Compost Facility during normal operating hours for a Freon fee per unit. Brush or tree limbs must be no larger than 12 feet long and 5 inches in diameter. View the Freon Recovery Request Form
Hazardous waste, paint, tires, construction debris, lumber, carpet, shingles, and remodeling debris are not included in this program. Drop box containers are available for rental by the city or should be taken directly to the landfill to handle construction debris. For drop box information, please call the Recycling and Trash Collection Office at 479-575-8398. Visit the Bulky Waste web page for more information on the Bulk Pick Up Program
Trash service is set up along with your water service. Visit the New Water and Sewer Services page to begin this process. You may also set up water and sewer service in person by visiting the Business Office on the first floor of City Hall.
Streams that have at least 100 acres draining into them are included. See if this includes your property by checking out the
Two-hour free parking is available on the Downtown Square. Two-hour parking allows patrons to park for up to two consecutive hours within a four-hour time period. You must leave the Square on or before two hours have passed from the time you first arrived. You may not return to the Square until four hours have passed from the time you first parked. This ensures that these spaces are made available for customers visiting the area businesses and restaurants. You should park in one of the long-term parking areas if you plan to stay longer than two hours.
Payment is due within 14 days of the date of issue. Please be sure to include the ticket with the payment so that it will be applied properly. Failure to remit payment promptly will result in the issuance of a summons and increased fines.
Payments cannot be made over the phone. However, if you have your Ticket number or license plate number, you can make payments online at https://fayetteville.citationportal.com.
Permitted vehicles are identified by license plate. When purchasing a permit, the vehicle must be 'selected' to be covered by the permit. If the license plate is entered incorrectly the vehicle will not show as permitted. Either of these would result in a ticket being issued.
Parking tickets may be appealed (contested) online at https://fayetteville.citationportal.com/. Please DO NOT pay the ticket while it is in the review process. An email response will be sent once the review is completed.
Parking against the flow of traffic is prohibited by city Ordinance 72.06 Method of Parking (below) and the State of Arkansas.
72.06 Method of Parking Pursuant to A.C.A. ’27-51-1301, a vehicle parked on any street in the city shall be parked on the right-hand side of the street, headed in the direction of traffic with its right-hand wheels parallel to and within 18 inches of the curb, except where streets have been marked for angle parking, and except that, on one-way streets, vehicles may be parked on the left-hand side of the street, unless parking is prohibited on such side. In every case, a vehicle shall be parked entirely within any lines or markings on the street designating parking spaces.
Parking against the flow creates an unsafe traffic condition because it requires vehicles to cross a lane of oncoming traffic when exiting the parking space.
To report a pothole or other roadway defects, contact the Transportation Division office by phone at 479-575-8228, by email, or by submitting an
To report a traffic light problem, contact the Transportation Division office by phone at 479-575-8228, by email, or by submitting an
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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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
The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department provides traffic volume counts on their website:
A container-grown trees are grown in a soilless media composed of materials such as pine bark and peat moss. They are lightweight, and easier to handle than balled-and-burlapped trees. The entire root system of a container-grown plant is left intact when planted.
A balled-and-burlapped tree is grown in native soil and weighs more than container grown trees. The trees are harvested in the fall and as much soil as possible is retained prior to being wrapped in burlap. Balled-and-burlapped trees have a healthier root system than container grown trees.
It's ideal for trees to be planted in the fall. If they can not be planted in the fall, they can be planted in the spring.
A homeowner is required to plant a tree if they live in the (Hillside Hilltop Overlay District) HHOD and remove below the percent minimum canopy requirements. See if your house is in the Hillside Hilltop Overlay District.
The City of Fayetteville Transportation Department maintains City right-of-ways.
Yes. The right-of-way in front of a homeowner's property is to be maintained by the property owner adjacent to the right-of-way. View the code that discusses right-of-way maintenance by the homeowner (Chapter 167.06 A).
The Urban Forestry Department hosts an annual tree giveaway every fall. The trees are free to the public upon proof of Fayetteville residency. View information about this years' annual free tree giveaway.
A mitigation tree is defined as a tree that is being planted to make up for tree canopy lost related to new developments. Every site in Fayetteville has a required percent minimum of canopy that must be preserved. View Zoning Designations in the UDC Chapter 167.04 C, Table 1. If a development needs to go below the required percent minimum canopy amount, they are required to mitigate for the trees.
Mitigation trees can be planted on-site or off-site. If the trees are to be planted off-site, the property needs to be owned by the same property owner.
The Tree Escrow Account is an account used to house money paid in lieu of developments planting mitigation trees on-site. The amount per tree is $675. $675 is the cost to plant a tree and maintain it for 3 years. This amount is reviewed every 4 years to make sure it is in line with market value. For more information about the Tree Escrow Account please visit the Unified Development Code Chapter 167.04 J 4.
The owner of the site being developed or the developer.
Tree escrow payments are only used as a last resort during the development process. Tree preservation on-site is always the preferred option, with on-site mitigation, off-site mitigation to be considered in descending order only if the more preferred option cannot be fully achieved. (Unified Development Code 167.04 J 4)
Money in the Tree Escrow Account must be spent within seven years of the City receiving the funds. The account is managed by the Urban Forestry Department. The money is spent on planting trees in on City property and right-of-ways.
A developer is required to plant trees in the following scenarios:
For more information about what trees are required during development, view the Landscape Regulations Chapter of the Unified Development Code.
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.
When you have large amounts of brush and/or limbs, you need to arrange for a bulky waste pick-up. For information on bulky waste requirements please see Bulky Waste under the Solid Waste FAQ. To arrange for a bulky waste pickup, please call the Recycling and Trash Collection office at 479-575-8398. Small amounts of limbs and brush can be placed curbside for weekly collection. Small piles of brush / limbs need to be placed curbside and approximately 6 feet away from your trash cart. The small piles cannot exceed 3 feet in length or 5 inches in diameter. Piles should be bundled with string for easy collection. Fayetteville residents can always bring yard waste to the Compost Facility located at 1708 South Armstrong on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and the first Saturday of each month from 8 a.m. to noon during the months of November through March and the first 2 Saturdays of each month during the months of April to October.
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 - 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 YRCC home page.
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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