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To become a member of the Adult Wellness Center, you need to be 50 years old or older, complete the membership application and pay the membership fee at the front desk. See the Membership page for more information.
The Adult Wellness Center offers a wide variety of events, classes, and activities. Many of these are free and some are offered for a fee. You can call the front desk to register for all free and paid classes/activities, and visit the front desk to make your payment. We accept cash, check, debit, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover.
The Adult Wellness Center is currently open from Monday-Friday 7am-7pm and Saturday 8am-12pm.
The AWC Membership rates are: $50 per year for City of Rogers residents; $60 per year for non-City of Rogers residents. This includes access to all amenities of the facility. Residency will be determined by the address on the individual’s Driver’s License. Please bring your license when turning in your membership application and payment to the front desk. We accept cash, check, debit, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover.
The AWC offers a daily guest pass to anyone 50 years old and older for a $5.00 fee. Membership includes two free daily guest passes for our members to bring a friend or family member along for a day. Just register as guest at the front desk.
You can go in to Rogers Animal Shelter at 2935 West Oak Street or, now, you can fill out a Request for City License form right here on this website.
Yes. All dogs must be confined or in the owner’s physical control at all times. Physical control means a leash . Voice Command is not physical control. Outdoor cats, as long as they are not being a nuisance, are not required to be kept confined. They are, however, required to be altered (spayed or neutered), vaccinated against rabies, microchipped, and licensed with the city. If an outdoor cat does become a nuisance to the neighborhood, it will be required to be kept confined or could be impounded by Animal Control.
Yes. Per Rogers City Code 6-102, an owner is responsible for the prevention of excessive noises emanating from their premises and becoming a nuisance.
If your property is zoned A-1 for agriculture, you may have as many female fowl as you deem necessary, as long as they are kept confined to your property. If your property is zoned RSF, Residential Single Family (single family houses), you may have fowl, but with regulations. You must have the proper permit. You must must apply for a permit and be inspected within ten (10) days of applying for the permit before the permit is approved. You are allowed up to 4 fowl on your premises, they all must be females and no males, and the coup must be 2 feet off the ground and 25 feet from neighbors’ homes. You can apply for the Fowl Permit at Rogers Animal Services. There is a fee of $5 for the permit. Refer to Rogers City Ordinances 6-228 through 6-230 for more details on fowl in the City.
Yes. We have dogs and cats available for adoption.
There are few ways to view our adoptable animals. You can view our available animals right here on our web page by clicking the appropriate link found on the left side of the page. Additionally, there are three other different websites where you can view our animals: petfinder.com, adoptapet.com, and petharbor.com. And of course there is always the old fashion way, just call (479)621-1197 to make an appointment to come on down to the shelter and meet them in person. Also, if you come down to the shelter, you will be able to get the animal out of a kennel and meet them or introduce them to the new pet siblings they will be sharing a home with.
Once you find a pet that fits into your home, you will need to fill out an application. For any other requirements please call us at 479-621-1197 or email us at [email protected]
Yes. As per Arkansas State Statute 20-19-103(a), it is unlawful for any animal shelter, humane organization, or rescue group to release an animal that has not been altered to the new owner; unless it is under three (3) months or not healthy enough to handle the surgery, at which point you will be responsible for making sure it gets altered when it reaches the correct age or state of health. A violation of this statute would result in a citation with a fine of up to $500.
Yes. Community Service can be done from 8am to 4:30pm Monday through Saturday. This gives them eight (8) hours of work with a thirty (30) minute lunch. They must wear proper attire: appropriate tops, no tank tops, strapless, or spaghetti-strap type tops; long pants, no shorts; and closed-toed shoes. Also, if the worker is under eighteen (18) years of age, they must have a parent or guardian over the age eighteen with them. We accept workers with any offences except theft (including shoplifting) animal cruelty charges or drug charges.
Yes, we have a ton of volunteer opportunities. Please call the shelter at 479-621-1197 or email us at [email protected] for more information.
Yes, there is a low cost spay and neuter clinic. Spay Arkansas, located in Springdale, open Monday through Wednesday, call 479-756-1100 for appointments;
No, Rogers Animal Services does not services traps other than our own.
No. We ask that you refrain from using any kind of tobacco products inside the park gates and on the grounds of Dock Wheeler Park. All of our city parks are smoke-free - Ordinance 36-2-12
New construction of buildings or structures Alterations, repairs, remodels or additions to buildings or structures Changes in the use of occupancy (if applicable) Storm shelters, decks and covered patios Storage buildings and carports Swimming pools Fences over 7ft. Demolition - interior work or of complete buildings or structures (Must have asbestos testing on commercial property) Plumbing, electrical and mechanical work Moving of building or structure
Building permits are issued at Rogers City Hall - Inspection office located at 113 N 4th Street between 8am to 4:30pm Monday thru Friday. Permit applications can be found on our website.
The cost of a Certificate of Occupancy is $25. You will also have a separate cost for the business license.
All garage sales located within the City of Rogers require a permit. The permit is free and may be obtained online or at the front desk of City Hall (301 West Chestnut) during the week of the garage sale. No more than 2 sales are allowed on the same premises in any one calendar year and will only be issued for up to 3 consecutive calendar days. Permits shall be prominently posted on the premise during the sale. Signs cannot be placed on trees, street signs, stop signs, light poles, telephone poles, or utility poles of any kind. Code Enforcement is responsible for the enforcement of the garage sale ordinance. If you have a neighbor that has more then 2 garage sales a year, please make a report with code enforcement at 479-621-1196.
Sec. 52-122 prohibits the parking of a trailer with a capacity of three-quarter ton or larger on any street between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. All other trailers can be parked on the street as long as they are parked in accordance with applicable traffic statutes.
Sec. 6-228 through 6-230 deals with fowl inside the city limits. In a residential zone, a resident is allowed to have up to four hens (no roosters) after obtaining the proper permit from Rogers Animal Services. The fowl must be maintained in a suitable enclosure, which shall be kept in a clean, sanitary condition. Please contact Rogers Animal Services at (479) 621-1197 to report a violation or obtain a permit.
Yes. Sec. 18-261 allows the city, if the tree constitutes a hazard to life and property, or harbors insects or disease which constitutes a potential threat to other trees within the city, to require the property owner to remove the tree.
There is no established minimum height. Per Sec. 18-93, a place, condition or thing is unsightly when it is in public view and offends the then-prevailing standard of the community as a whole…”
Sec. 52-140 prohibits the parking of a vehicle between the residence and the street right-of-way in any residential zone. This only applies to the front of the residence (the parking of a vehicle beside or behind a residence is not a violation of this ordinance).
Use the City GIS to search by property address. Open ‘Layers’ and turn on Zoning. Explore other layers to view things like parcels, floodplain, utilities, trails, Growth Designations, and Master Street Plan. Once zoning is determined, use Municode to view zoning standards in Chapter 14 of City Code. Visit with Planning staff for questions.
Zoning determines the allowed use of a property, lot dimensions, building setbacks, parking standards, and design standards. Exceptions from certain zoning requirements are called variances. Business licensing and signage are based on zoning.
Property owners may rezone their property by making a request to the Planning Commission and City Council. Visit with Planning staff before submitting an application. Applications and other information can be viewed on the Community Development Department webpage.
‘Notice of Public Hearing’ signs are required as part of the public notice process for certain development-related activities. This helps inform potentially impacted neighbors of a pending request and provides information about the time and location of the meeting. Some common reasons for a public hearing are Conditional Use Permit requests, Rezone requests, and Variance requests. More details about a public hearing can be found on the sign or on the Community Development Department webpage.
Public meeting agendas are made available on the board or commission webpage typically within 3-5 days of the upcoming meeting. Staff reports and other agenda items are also posted there. Archived agendas and minutes are kept in the Agenda Center on the City website. Contact Planning staff or the City Clerk for questions about current or archived records.
All permanent building signage and freestanding signage requires a permit. Temporary signage is limited to a 32 square foot banner and requires a permit. Window signage is limited to under 40% of window area and does not require a permit. Details about the size, quantity, and location of signage may be found in Chapter 44 of the City Code. Sign permit applications may be found on the Community Development Department webpage. Visit with Planning staff for questions about permitting requirements.
Portable sheds that are no larger than 200 square feet, no taller than 10 feet, and not permanently affixed to the ground may be placed anywhere on a property and do not require a building permit. Other types of accessory buildings that are taller than 10 feet, larger than 200 square feet, permanently affixed to the ground, and/or connected to utilities, require a building permit. Building permits are issued by the Planning and Risk Reduction Divisions. Visit with Planning or Risk Reduction staff for questions about permitting requirements.
The City does not currently require fence permits, though a building permit is required if a fence is over 7 feet tall and/or has concrete footings. Retaining walls over 4 feet tall require a building permit. Visit with Community Development staff if fencing is proposed in a utility or drainage easement. Fences in a front yard should be limited to 4 feet to prevent blocking line of sight and to maintain aesthetics. Fencing cannot be located within a 3 foot radius of fire hydrants. Visit with Risk Reduction staff for questions about permitting requirements.
Any business operating at a physical location in Rogers is required to have a business license. Business licenses are issued once the proposed use (i.e. retail, restaurant, office) is verified as permitted at that location. Also, the Risk Reduction Division must perform a building inspection to ensure the premises meet Building and Fire Safety codes. The Planning and Risk Reduction Divisions must issue a Certificate of Occupancy in addition to business license for a business to occupy the premises and conduct business. Visit with Planning staff to verify zoning and permitted uses. Visit with Risk Reduction staff to schedule building inspections.
Home-based businesses are allowed in most residential zoning districts and require a Home Occupation permit. The permit is intended to ensure minimal neighborhood disruption and limits things like customer traffic, deliveries, parking, and signage. Visit with Planning staff for questions about permitting requirements.
Visit with Planning staff to determine whether the project is a Large-Scale Development, Small-Scale Development, Subdivision, or exempt from review. Housing not exceeding 4 units can be built with a residential building permit and requires only site and building plans. For Large-Scale Developments and Subdivisions, the developer should have a pre-submittal meeting with Community Development, Risk Reduction, and Rogers Water Utilities staff before submitting a project for review. Development submittal checklists can be found on the Community Development Department webpage.
Visit with Planning staff to determine whether your proposal is a Lot Split, Lot Combination, Property Line Adjustment, or Subdivision, then submit your proposal for review by the Community Development Department and Rogers Water Utilities. Most proposals may be approved by staff. If a proposed split creates more than 7 new lots and/or requires street or utility improvements, the property must undergo the Subdivision process for approval. Contact Planning staff for questions about submittal requirements.
Grading permits are intended to prohibit excessive clearing and excavation activity that creates flooding and soil erosion problems. A permit is required in the following situations:
Significant trees are 8 inches or more in diameter and 4 ½ feet tall. Replacement trees may be required if removing 7 or more significant trees. Visit with Planning staff for questions about permitting requirements.
5 am - 4 pm Monday - Friday
For Found and/or Held for Safekeeping Property you will need a Driver’s License or some kind of identification to confirm identity if you are the rightful owner; Contacting our direct number first to make an appointment is highly recommended in the event you commute here and we are not here at that time; If you are a family/friend of the rightful owner and are trying to pick up property for them, we must have a notarized letter from them authorizing you to pick up their property.
For any property we seized as Evidence that pertains to an investigation, authorization/communication must be obtained from the assigned investigator before we can release your property back to you OR if somebody has been charged/arrested and the case is going through District or Circuit Court you must contact your attorney to file for a motion to return seized property that must be directed through the Prosecutors Office before we can release that type of property.
We only hold Found and Held for Safekeeping Property for 60 days; If it’s a bicycle – 90 days; It is your responsibility to make arrangements for your property to be picked up; If you are unable to pick up your property due to being out of state or incarcerated, if you communicate with us other arrangements we will handle those situations case by case.
For Found and/or Held for Safekeeping Property you will need a Driver’s License or some kind of identification to confirm identity if you are the rightful owner; Contacting our direct number first to make an appointment is highly recommended in the event you commute here and we are not here at that time; If you are a family/friend of the rightful owner and are trying to pick up property for them, we must have a notarized letter from them authorizing you to pick up their property. We do have to confirm they can be in possession of a firearm prior to releasing any firearm.
Contact your Attorney to communicate what property you are seeking, they will need to create a Motion to Return Seized Property and direct that through the Prosecutor’s Office, once the order has been approved and signed by a Judge bring the Order with you to the Police Department for pick up.
60 Days for all Found & Held for Safekeeping Property/90 Days for all Found & Held for Safekeeping Bicycles
Contact 479-986-3607 to speak with somebody in the Evidence Unit and we will look into it.
We are only authorized to release property to the owner in which the initial intake officer has provided; if there happens to be miscommunication about who the rightful owner is, we would handle those case by case with the submitting officer.
Yes, we must have a notarized letter from you authorizing them to pick up your property.
Yes, but with the following restrictions: Within the dates of July 2 - July 4 of each year, between the hours of 11:00am - 11:00pm, the use of fireworks shall be permitted, with the exception of any aerial fireworks device attached to a stick commonly referred to as a "bottle rocket", or any other similar device, regardless of its name. With the exception of fireworks used or exploded by the city for purposes of a public display, no fireworks shall be used or discharged on any city owned property. No fireworks shall be used or exploded on private property without the property owner's consent.
We do not fill swimming pools. Contact Rogers Water Utilities about a reduction in sewer charges before filling your pool by calling (479) 621-1142.
Burning of yard wastes in a residential zone is permitted in the city limits.
The term "yard waste" shall mean grass, clippings, leaves and shrubbery trimmings collected from residential property.
The fire chief, or his designee, will be notified and such burning shall be conducted in accordance with the open burning policies of the fire department. Conditions such as exposures, weather conditions, proximity to neighboring structures, schools and other public facilities and hazardous occupancies may cause denial of such a request.
Permit requests may be completed by filling out a burn permit form online, or by calling 636-4141.
To submit a request via the internet go to www.rogersar.gov/fire, click on Community Programs on the left hand side of the screen, then click on Free Smoke Alarms, also on the left side of the screen. Please complete the form as thoroughly as possible.You may also visit the Fire Administration Office at 201 N. 1st St. or call (479) 621-1179.
To request a Fire/EMS Report via the internet go to www.rogersar.gov/fire and click on "Request a Fire Run Report" on the right hand side of the screen under Quick Links. A request can also be made in person at the Fire Administration office at 201 N. 1st St. or by calling (479) 621-1179. Please note that EMS records contain protected information and can only be released to the patient.
Burning of trash and manufactured materials is ILLEGAL in the city limits. Burning of yard wastes in a residential zone is permitted in the city limits. The term "yard waste" shall mean grass, clippings, leaves and shrubbery trimmings collected from residential property. The fire chief, or his designee, will be notified and such burning shall be conducted in accordance with the open burning policies of the fire department. Conditions such as exposures, weather conditions, proximity to neighboring structures, schools and other public facilities and hazardous occupancies may cause denial of such a request. Permit requests may be completed by filling out a burn permit form online, or by calling 636-4141.
You will need to contact your provider, LRS / Orion Waste Solutions at 479-878-1384 to schedule can delivery and find out your pick up day.
Yes, some of our parks have space which can be reserved for your private use. Please contact Rogers Parks Department 479-631-3350 for more information.
The Hailey Building, Key Wing, and Hawkins House are open Tuesday through Saturday from 10am-4pm.
The museum is located at 313 South Second Street in downtown Rogers. Visitors from coming from out-of-town via I-49 should take the Walnut Street exit (exit 85) and follow West Walnut Street east until reaching Second Street. Turn right, then go three blocks. The museum is located on the left at the corner of Second Street and Cherry Street. Street parking is available in front of and to the side of the Museum.
Admission to the exhibit galleries and the Hawkins House is free.
The Children's Gallery is an all hands-on area that is perfect for children and adults as well. Everything in this family-friendly exhibit can be handled. Youngsters can play in the kitchen in "Grandma's House", build in "Grandpa's Workshop", bake bread in the "Famous Bakery" or slide down the slide reminiscent of the old High Schools fire escape. Many of our other exhibits include hands-on elements geared for children as well.
Please click the following link to the Rogers-Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce's Visitor and Relocation Guide.
The law gives Arkansans access to public records and public meetings, with limited exceptions. Governing bodies must comply with the open-meetings section of the law if they are making decisions on the public’s behalf. A public record is defined as any writing, sound or video that reflects the performance or lack of performance of an official function. All records maintained by public employees within the scope of their employment are presumed to be public records, though several exemptions may shield a record from disclosure. Government entities generally have up to three days to provide a record requested under the FOIA. Custodians of records may only charge for the “actual costs” of reproducing public records, plus mailing expenses. Notice of public meetings must be provided to anyone who has asked to be notified, and notice of special meetings must be provided to members of the news media who have requested notice of such meetings. Governing bodies may only enter into closed sessions for the purpose of considering employment, appointment, promotion, demotion, disciplining or resignation of an individual officer or employee.
To submit a FOIA request, please contact the Legal Department at (479) 636-0100 or the City Clerk at 479-621-1117.
In the event a regularly scheduled collection is missed through no fault of the customer, a special collection will occur within 36 hours of LRS / Orion Waste Solutions receiving notification. Please call (479) 878-1384 the following morning so a prompt pickup may be scheduled. If you have been missed on a Friday, please call (479) 878-1384 between 8:00 AM-12:00 PM on Saturday to reschedule for a Monday pickup.
Bulky waste is collected once a month. Please do not co-mingle bagged trash with bulky waste. If it is in a bag, it is assumed to be household trash and will not be picked up. Bulky Waste Collection must be scheduled with LRS / Orion Waste Solutions by calling (479) 878-1384. Construction and/or demolition debris such as toilets, boards, plywood, or cabinets are not considered bulky waste and will not be picked up by LRS / Orion Waste Solutions.
Contact LRS / Orion Waste Solutions at 479-878-1384 to ask them what items are acceptable. You can also contact Benton County Environmental Division at 479-271-1083.
Yes. In accordance with the American with Disabilities Act and exceptional customers’ needs, LRS / Orion Waste Solutions will provide house to curb service at the rate of curbside service. Please contact LRS / Orion Waste Solutions at 479-878-1384 for more details.
As with any customer provided service, LRS / Orion Waste Solutions hopes to avoid the need complaints. However, on any projects this large, misunderstandings will occur. Keep in mind the trucks are emptied periodically and will return to finish collections where they left off. If you feel you have been missed, please call (479) 878-1384 the following morning so a prompt pickup may be scheduled. If your complaint remains unresolved after speaking with customer service, contact the manager at (479) 878-1384. If you feel your complaint is still unresolved after speaking with the manager, please contact the front desk at City Hall (479) 621-1117 to report the concern. You may also report a concern online.
There will not be trash service on the following holidays: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day. Trash pickup will resume one day after your scheduled day during the week of the holiday. Extra trash placement is allowed on your pickup date following the Christmas holiday.
LRS / Orion Waste Solutions provides a fall leaf pickup twice a year. The City of Rogers will publish these dates on our website and through social media outlets. There is a limit of 30 bags per household.
No. The City of Rogers encourages its residents to manage their yard waste using on-site techniques such as backyard compositing and mulching mowers. Alternatively, yard waste may be dropped of at either the Rogers Recycling Center located at 2300 N Arkansas St or the Rogers Street Department located at 3101 W Oak St. Curb side collection of yard waste may be disposed of by purchasing yellow yard waste bags from LRS / Orion Waste Solutions for $2.00 each. These bags will be picked up curbside on your regular solid waste and recycling pickup day.
By city ordinance, trash service in the City of Rogers is considered a part of the city's provision of basic utility services and is mandatory for all residential customers. Since the city is not able to verify when a house becomes occupied from being vacant, trash service can only be discontinued simultaneously with water services.
The City of Rogers contracts with LRS / Orion Waste Solutions for trash collection services and the monthly charge is automatically added to your water bill. Please contact LRS / Orion Waste Solutions at 479-878-1384 to request new service. A trash bin and a recycle bin will be delivered to your new address within 7 calendar days of the request. Services are constantly evaluated to ensure residents get the very best of service.
Yes, in certain circumstances a smaller bin can be provided. For example, if there is a disabled or elderly person with very little trash. They can apply for a smaller bin, must provide a drivers license or State ID and the request must be approved by the Water Department. The can sizes available are: 96 or 64 gallon rolling carts.
Contact LRS / Orion Waste Solutions at 479-878-1384 to request a repair or replacement. Customers will be provided a new bin within 7 calendar days of the request.
You may contact their Department Director using the staff directory on this website or call Human Resources at 479-621-1117.
Invitations may be mailed to City Hall at 301 W. Chestnut, Rogers, AR 72756 or emailed to [email protected]
Please refer to the Proclamation Application link on the Mayor’s Office page of this website.
The Mayor in Rogers is elected every four (4) years during the general election. Mayor Greg Hines' term ends December 31, 2020.
Contact Carey Anderson, Assistant to the Mayor at (479) 621-1117 or email [email protected]
Please contact the City Clerk, Jessica Rush at 479-621-1117 or email [email protected] for details.
No. The court requires the defendant to appear at the front window and sign for a new court date. The court can not verify identity by phone.
Open Court is offered every Monday, excluding Holidays. Open Court is available from 8am to 12:00pm and 1pm to 4:00 pm. Anyone can appear at Open Court to speak with Judge Griffin about fine extensions, court ordered public service work extensions, address an outstanding warrant(s), request a public defender for a upcoming pending court case, or anything else.
Yes, some of our parks have space which can be reserved for your private use. Please contact the Rogers Parks Department 479-631-3350 for more information.
Yes, on Wednesday's only from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., if you live or work in the city limits of Rogers. Beginning January 3, 2018, fingerprints will be done by appointment only. To schedule an appointment or for further information please call 479-621-1172.
Records checks are processed by our staff upon request within three business days and include only records initiated by Rogers officers.
Traffic accident reports are available at Police Reports online or you may come to the Police Department to make the request.
You may also come to the Police Department to request a copy of a criminal police report. Depending on certain restrictions copies of police reports can be emailed upon request.
At the station, accident reports are $10. Case reports are $0.05/page if the report is more than 20 pages. Otherwise the report is free. Cash or check are accepted for payment.
You will need to contact your provider, Orion Waste Solutions at 479-878-1384.
You will need to contact your provider, Orion Waste Solutions at 479-878-1384 to schedule can delivery and find out your pick up day.
The city offers free mulch at the James R. Welch Recycling Center yard waste facility. You must be a resident of Rogers to get free mulch. Bring your photo ID and a current water bill to show you are a Rogers resident. Help yourself to as much mulch as you would like. Be sure to bring your own shovel, bags and containers.
Water-based or latex paint is not a hazardous waste. It can be placed in your household trash providing it is completely dried solid. If there is a small amount of paint in the can, the lid can be removed and the paint allowed to dry. Adding cat litter or saw dust will speed up the drying process. Oil-based or alkyd paint is always considered a Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) and should be disposed of at a HHW collection facility or collection event.
Yes. You may drop off used cooking oil during our business hours. Please stop by the Convenience Center with your material in a disposable container.
Court workers will be assisting in the Recycling Center which is open Monday-Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Saturday 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. You must take a one hour lunch on weekdays, which will be deducted from your time.
We require a minimum commitment of 4 hours each time you work unless given permission by the on site manager.
You will be working in an industrial setting so dress accordingly based on expected weather conditions. You must comply with our dress code in order to work at this facility. a. No crop tops, tank tops, leggings, yoga pants, pajamas, sagging pants, slippers or sandals. b. No inappropriate offensive messages, swear words or pictures allowed on clothing. c. Closed-toe shoes only. We encourage steel-toed leather boots. d. No jewelry, other than wedding rings. All piercings must be removed. e. Shorts are allowed during extreme heat conditions as long as they reach the knee.
All personal protective equipment is provided. We recommend bringing a pair of work gloves.
The street department will not pick up tree limbs from private property. However, tree limbs and other yard waste may be dropped of at the Rogers Recycling Center located at 2300 N Arkansas Street. You must be a City of Rogers resident and have a current water bill. You may drop off any debris that grows in your yard. This includes trees, limbs, leaves, grass shrubs etc. Material not accepted are: lumber, plywood, building materials or yard waste contaminated with trash. Occasionally, only after a severe storm that produces a significant amount of damage to vegetation within Rogers, the Street Department will pick up tree limbs placed curbside. The City will publicize this pickup through the website and social media outlets.