Charleston News

March 18, 2020

Charleston City Hall Closed to Visitors

Due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) public health situation we are experiencing in Arkansas, Charleston City Hall is closed to visitors. We are asking the public to call, utilize payment drop off and online services during this time.

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December 3, 2019

Report on November Community Meeting

A report of the discussion and ideas from the November 21st Community Meeting is now availble.

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August 16, 2019

City of Charleston Receives Shade Structure Grant

The City of Charleston will be installing a permanent shade on the large play structure at Charleston City Park on Main Street. The purchase of a shade structure is made possible by an American Academy of Dermatology grant recently awarded to the City of Charleston and Growing a Healthy Charleston.

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April 12, 2019

Annual Drinking Water Quality Report

Your Annual Drinking Water Quality Report is available at https://www.healthy.arkansas.gov/eng/ccr/200.pdf Copies are available upon request from our office at City Hall, 1418 E. Main Street, Charleston, AR. 

May 4, 2018

2017 Annual Drinking Water Report

Charleston Waterwork's Annual Drinking Water Quality Report is available at www.healthy.arkansas.gov/eng/ccr/200.pdf.

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October 28, 2015

Adult Education Classes

The Arkansas Tech University-Ozark Campus  Adult and Continuing Education Dept. is holding GED classes Monday-Thursday 3:30-7:00pm.

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July 23, 2015

Trash Pick-Up

Please place your trash at the curb and do not exceed 50 lbs for any individual bag or filled trash can.  Thank you.

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January 27, 2015

Chamber of Commerce

The Charleston Chamber of Commerce meets the first Wednesday of each month at noon.

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October 30, 2014

Pay Water Bill Online

You can pay your Charleston water bill online.

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October 28, 2014

Recycle Wisely

The Recycling Center is located off Guy Fenter Drive and takes cardboard, paper, plastic bottles and aluminum and tin cans.  

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October 22, 2014

Senior Citizen's Center Provides Low-Cost Lunch

Located at 222 N. Vine St. in Charleston, this center provides low-cost lunches at $2.00 for Seniors 60+ and $5.00 for all ages under 60.  

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October 16, 2014

Arkansas Rehabilitation Services

This agency provides a wide range of services to help Arkansans with mental, physical and sensory disabilities in obtaining and keeping meaningful jobs in today's workforce.

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September 11, 2014

Victim Notification Program

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) administers a Victim Notification Program that allows eligible victims and witnesses to obtain reliable and timely information regarding a criminal alien's release from custody.

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April 29, 2014

Storm Shelter Registry

The Charleston Police Department is initiating a Storm Shelter Registry for residents of the City of Charleston.  This free, voluntary program will provide first responders with valuable timesaving location information should a storm shelter exit be blocked by debris or structural damage caused by severe weather. 


To register, please complete the form below and return to the Charleston Police Department by: dropping off at City Hall, 1418 E. Main Street; mailing to Charleston Police Department, PO Box 426, Charleston, AR 72933; or emailing to mail@aboutcharleston.com.


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February 18, 2014

Keep Wipes Out of Pipes

Many disposable wipes claim to be "flushable" but actually they do not break down as they travel through pipes and into the sewer system.

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May 23, 2013

Drug Drop Box at City Hall

A Drug Drop Box has been installed in Charleston City Hall inside the main entrance courtesy of the City of Charleston and the Franklin County Sheriff’s office.

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November 14, 2011

Disc Golf Course Open

There is a Disc Golf Course installed at the City Park by the Charleston Lake. 

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October 13, 2011

Pay Fines Online Or By Phone

Fines assessed through the Franklin County District Court -- Charleston Division can be paid online or by phone using My Fine Payment.

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December 14, 2010

After Hours Emergency Number -965-5100

The City of Charleston now has an after hours emergency number - 479-965-5100.

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April 12, 2010

City of Charleston Reminds Residents to Remove Hazards from Property

The Charleston Police Department will write citations for property in violation of Ordinance 91-5.

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