Code Enforcement

The Code Enforcement Unit was created in October 2012. It consists of one police lieutenant, one senior code enforcement officer and four code enforcement officers.

This department enforces and documents violations of city ordinances, including:

  • Unsightly and unsanitary conditions
  • Grass and weeds
  • Unlawful storage
  • Illegal dumping
  • Pool enclosures
  • Nuisance against public health
  • Administrates the Condemnation of dilapidated structures

In addition, The Quality of Life Unit has started a Crime Free Multi-Housing program aimed at eliminating crime from rental property. The Unit has also formed partnerships with the several neighborhood associations, the Northeast Arkansas Landlord Association, and the International Crime Free Association.

Working together with these groups, as well as all the departments within Jonesboro City Government, the Unit strives to improve the quality of life of all Jonesboro residents and visitors


The purpose of the Code Enforcement Unit is to reduce crime. There are 2 basic principles that guide our actions.