All city departments are under the direction of the Mayor and exist for the benefit of the citizens of our city. We strive to provide residents with quality services. To learn more about each department, click on the appropriate links.

Animal Control »


Forrest City Animal Shelter
2890 Mallory Road
Forrest City, AR 72335

Forrest City Police Department 870-633-3434
Forrest City Area Humane Society 870-633-7036 (if no contact, please leave a message)

The Animal Control Officers and Shelter operations are currently under the direction of the Forrest City Police Department since June 4th, 2010.

Forrest City Animal Control Officers are charged with the protecting the public from stray and loose dogs. In addition, they are charged with taking…

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Code Enforcement »

The function of the office of Code Enforcement is to enhance and protect the health, safety, and well being of residents, property owners, and businesses in the City of Forrest City.

The department accomplishes its mission through inspections of all new construction as well as remodels. All construction is required to have permits for building, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, and gas inspections. Some cases may also warrant the condemning of nuisance structures and removing nonworking vehicles.

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Fire Department »

Forrest City Fire Department

300 Garland

Fire Emergency Only - 870-633-1533

Non-Emergency Calls - 870-633-2414


The mission of the Forrest City Fire Department is to protect lives and property from the adverse effects of fire, medical emergencies and exposure to dangerous conditions created either by nature or man. We will respond to emergencies in a professional and courteous manner and strive to reduce the rate of emergencies through public education and code…

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Library »

Forrest City Public Library was established in 1921 when a group of local women, known as the Community Service Circle, gathered together a total of five hundred donated books. Unfortunately, this first library was forced to close after a couple of years due to a lack of funding. The library moved to its new home at 421 S. Washington Street in April of 1939 at a cost of $25,000.

Today, the library is open over forty hours per week. The original 1939 building is still in use, though there is now…

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Parks & Recreation »

"Get Healthy - Get Acquainted - Get Safe Fun"

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Police Department »

Forrest City Police Department

225 North Rosser


Phone: 870-633-3434
FAX: 870-261-1421

For emergencies, call 9-1-1. Crime Stoppers: (870) 261-1499

Please send donations to: The Mayor's Office - 224 North Rosser


The primary mission of the Forrest City Police Department is protection of life, property, preservation of public peace, prevention of crime, apprehension of criminal perpetrators, promotion of respect and cooperation of all citizens for the law and…

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Public Works »

The Department of Public Works is made up of 30 employees who help to keep our city clean. The responsibilities of this department include maintaining clean streets, street repair, cleaning ditches, pickup of solid waste from curbs, maintaining street lights, cleaning drainage areas, pest control and more.

Citizens can request large item pickup and special circumstance solid waste pickup by calling the office of Public Works.

Leaves and limbs should be separated and placed on the edge of the…

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Water Utility »

The Forrest City Water Utility's mission is to provide adequate potable water and wastewater collection/treatment to the Citizens of Forrest City that meets all standards set forth by the Arkansas Department of Health and Human Services, the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality and The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency with professional service at an efficient cost.

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Civic Center »

For meetings, conferences, workshops, social events, weddings, etc., the place to choose is the Forrest City Civic Center. We have a large spacious auditorium, two club rooms and two small conference rooms.

All of the tables and chairs are included in the rental price. Other items available for rent include two - 52" big screen televisions, DVD players, VCRs, and an overhead projector.

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