Status of City Services

All City Public Safety and Core Services will continue to provide service to our citizens

Public Safety Emergency Services - dial 911

Bentonville Police Department Non-Emergency Line - 479-271-3170
Bentonville Fire Department Non-Emergency Line-– 479-271-3151

Bentonville Compost Facility 

The City of Bentonville Compost Facility is closed until further notice to help prevent the spread of Covid-19. This closure includes drop off and all sales. The Compost Facility is closed to eliminate the person to person interaction that is necessary to properly operate. Based on the Solid Waste Permit issued from ADEQ, employees are required to inspect every load for trash, volume and type. Due to the inspection of each load, it’s not possible to open the facility and operate in a manner that would eliminate that interaction with the public. In addition, employees are required to confirm the address and ensure the facility is only for Bentonville residents which involves person to person contact. We understand this is a difficult time and many have expressed the need for utilization of the compost facility. We will reopen as soon as there is no threat to public health. We can recommend the service currently offered by Republic Services. Republic Services will begin a paid yard waste pickup program April 1, 2020 thru Nov 30, 2020 (8 months) and subscribers are serviced one time per week. Subscribers will have a 95 gallon yard waste cart and all yard waste must be cart contents only. They can order up to 3 carts total for an extra fee. Bentonville residents who would like to subscribe should call Republic at 1-800-431-1507 for setup and payment.

Bentonville District Court 

Bentonville District Court canceled through April
All court dates (Arraignments, Plea/Discovery, Trials and Status Hearings) currently scheduled in the Bentonville District Court for the month of April are canceled. All cases will be re-set and regular Court dates will resume in May, should conditions allow.People with cases scheduled during the month of April are directed to call the office at 479-271-3120 or to send an email to to confirm their new court date. It is each person’s obligation to continue to keep themselves up to date as to changes of their court dates. You can also access your case information by going to and choosing the REPORTS tab at the top. There you can search your name and date of birth which will access pending cases along with most current court dates. If you wish to resolve your citation without appearing in court, you can go to .

Small Claims/Civil Complaint forms, Answer forms and a Small Claims Handbook can be found at . (You will go to the District Court main page and under the Small Claims/Civil tab on the left you can access forms, handbook & FAQs.)

Monthly payments can be made via USPS mail, over the phone (855-579-6456) or by going to .

Bentonville Public Library

Bentonville Public Library (BPL), with advice and support from the City of Bentonville, has taken the following measures regarding COVID-19 for operations.
BPL has closed beginning Monday, March 16 until Monday, April 20.
During the closure, bookdrops at the Library and Community Center are closed.
All library programs have been canceled through the end of May.
All meeting room usage has been suspended through the end of May.
As hours of operation and programming plans are adjusted, the library will communicate to the public through their website, social media, emails, and media releases with changes and information as it becomes available. 
While we are closed, City of Bentonville custodial staff is working diligently to sanitize and disinfect the entire library facility. Limited library personnel are working onsite and can assist patrons with information requests, library accounts or digital access via email. Patrons may email the library at
The library is extending the due date on all items currently checked out to May 1. 
At this time, patrons will not be charged late fees.

We encourage our patrons to access the library through our many online resources for ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, music and more. These resources can all be found on our website under ‘eLearning’ and are accessible using your library card number and PIN. 
For more information, please visit Bentonville Public Library at or email us at

Bentonville Parks and Recreation

Bentonville Parks and Recreation will be taking the following measures regarding COVID-19. Please note Park playgrounds, restrooms, skate parks, tennis courts, basketball courts and dog parks are closed. Parks and trails are open but, you are encouraged to use social distancing guidelines.

All public events taking place on public park property will be canceled from now until at least April 30th including but not limited to: First Friday, Farmers Markets, Easter at Orchards Park, and Art Stroll. 

The Run Bentonville Half Marathon will be modified to a virtual race. 

All gym and workout facilities, including the Bentonville Community Center and the Downtown Activity Center, are closed by order of the Governor of Arkansas at least through April 17. All memberships to these facilities will be suspended until the facilities are reopened. 

All youth sports programming will be suspended until further notice.

All other classes, programs, and activities will be suspended until further notice.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Bentonville Parks and Recreation at, or call (479) 464-PARK (7275).