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

Code Enforcement Officer
Kyla Gwin

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Greenwood City Hall
30 Bell Road
Greenwood, AR 72936

Monday-Thursday 8am-5pm
Friday 8am-4pm

Phone: 479-322-2175
Fax: 479-996-2743

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Permit Portal

To View permit status or Apply for a permit application please visit the following link.

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Recycling Information

For Recycling info please visit the following website:
Sebastian County Solid Waste District

Permits & Enforcement

Building Codes

The City of Greenwood adopts the following codes:

  • 2014 Arkansas Energy Code (2009 IECC with amendments), effective January 1, 2015
  • 2018 Arkansas Plumbing Code (2018 IPC with amendments), effective September 1, 2021
  • 2018 Arkansas Fuel Gas Code (2018 IFGC with amendments), effective September 1, 2021
  • 2021 Arkansas Mechanical Code (2021 IMC without amendments), effective July 1, 2022
  • 2021 Arkansas Fire Code (2021 IFC with amendments), effective January 1, 2023
  • 2021 Arkansas Building Code (2021 IBC with amendments), effective January 1, 2023
  • 2021 Arkansas Residential Code (2021 IRC with amendments), effective January 1, 2023

At this time there are no City of Greenwood amendments to any of the above listed codes.

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
  • New Fences & Fence Repairs
  • All activity inside the FEMA special flood hazard area

Permit Portal

To View permit status or Apply for a permit application please visit the following link.

Visit Permit Portal