Neighborhood Programs Division
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 a biannual inspection of all 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.
This program provides employment opportunities for citizens living in their neighborhood association boundaries. The City of Little Rock contracts with participating neighborhood associations and nonprofit groups to cut weedlots in their own neighborhoods as well as City-wide. Neighborhood Beautification provides summer employment for youth as well as fixed-income citizens through their respective neighborhood associations.
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. Once officially condemned, Neighborhood Programs awards contracts for the demolition of these structures and supervises the demolition process to insure 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 120W
Little Rock, AR 72201