Code Enforcement

The mission of the Code Enforcement Department is to promote and maintain a safe and desirable living and working environment.  The department helps maintain and improve the quality of our community by administering a fair and unbiased enforcement program to correct violations of municipal codes and ordinances.  Code Enforcement also works with residents, neighborhood associations, public services agencies and other City departments to:

  • Facilitate voluntary compliance with City laws and codes.
  • Establish community priorities for enforcement programs.

Code Inspector Comments

It is a violation of the Greenwood City Ordinance to have excess trash, junk or debris anywhere on your property inside the city limits.

The following items qualify as trash, junk or debris and will be viewed as a violation.

  1. Items out of place such as furniture in yard, indoor furniture placed outdoors, appliances outdoors, Piles of metal or trash. Tree limbs are allowed only for city limb pickup.
  2. Vehicles that are not licensed, operable with no missing parts.

A violation could mean a citation – After issuing a warning, after 10 days a citation will be issued in the amount of $25.00 per day thereof.

Overgrown Grass is the most common violation in Residential Areas – Ordinance 03-40 states that grass over 6 inches in height is in violation and is subject to a warning and followed up with a citation if not corrected within 10 days. All Property owners are responsible for the maintenance of grass to the edge of the street that immediately joins their property. This includes drainage ditches which will also be kept free and clean from all obstruction that blocks proper water drainage.  Please help us keep Greenwood Beautiful.

Department Info

Greenwood Police Department

Greenwood Police Department
Code Enforcement

Code Enforcement Officer
Jerrod Ricketts

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250 Old Hackett Road
Greenwood, AR 72936

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM M-F

Phone: 479-322-0664


Emergencies: Dial 911

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Building Dept/Permits

Don Oliver


Permits & Enforcement

Permits Required

  • Additions & remodeling of existing structures
  • Commercial & Industrial Signs
  • Construction of Residential, Commercial, & Industrial Structures
  • Electrical, Plumbing, & Mechanical (HVAC) Installation & Replacement
  • Excavations within the City limits
  • Home Based Businesses
  • Water Heater Replacement
  • Storage Buildings or Accessory Structures
  • Storm Shelters
  • Swimming Pools
  • Underground Yard Sprinklers & Spigots

Ordinance Enforced

  • Commercial Buildings Standards
  • Nuisance Abatement
  • Sign Regulations
  • Vehicle, Trailer/RV Parking & Storage
  • Residential Building Codes
  • Yard Waste
  • Overgrown Grass
  • Commercial Landscaping
  • Storm Water Drainage
  • Erosion Control
  • Accessory & Portable Buildings
  • Swimming Pools

Permits and other important forms can be found on our Planning & Development Page