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Neighborhood Programs Division

Code Enforcement

Complaints regarding trash, high grass and weeds, overgrown lots, illegal dumping and non-running automobiles on private property are investigated by Code Enforcement Officers assigned to the Neighborhood Programs Division. Code Enforcement Officers also enforce ordinances regarding graffiti and vacant unsecured residential structures Citizens can report these violations to their Neighborhood Alert Centers or by telephoning the central complaint reporting number at 3-1-1.

Minimum Housing Code Enforcement

Code Enforcement Officers also investigate violations of the Little Rock Minimum Housing Code. Examples of these violations include property owners who fail to maintain their residences or accessory buildings, allowing them to fall in to a state of disrepair or structures that have sustained fire damage.

Rental Property Inspection Program

Another component of Code Enforcement is the Systematic Rental Property Inspection Program. This program provides for inspections of rental properties located in the City of Little Rock. The purpose of this inspection is to insure that all rental units are maintained in a safe condition to meet Minimum Housing Code Standards. The Rental Inspection Program also provides an avenue for rental property owners to require tenants who damage their property to make repairs or provide financial compensation to cover the cost of repairs.

Neighborhood Beautification

This program provides opportunities for neighborhood associations to contract with the City of Little Rock to cut weed lots in their own neighborhoods.  Neighborhood Beautification may also provide summer employment opportunities for youth as well as fixed-income citizens through their respective neighborhood associations.  For additional information, please contact the Code Enforcement Contracts Section at 501-565-7119.  

Demolition of Unsafe Residential Structures

Residential structures that have been declared unsafe for occupancy by Code Enforcement are submitted to the Little Rock City Board of Directors for condemnation approval.  Once officially condemned, Housing and Neighborhood Programs awards contracts for the demolition of these structures and supervises the demolition process to ensure that the site is brought in to full compliance with City Ordinance.

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For More Information

Edward J. Garland, Division Manager

Housing & Neighborhood Programs Department

Little Rock City Hall

500 West Markham Street, Room 120

Little Rock

(501) 371-4748

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