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 Welcome to Batesville, Arkansas

Message from the Mayor

Welcome to Batesville's official Web site. Located on the beautiful White River, Batesville is a warm and friendly community with lots to offer its citizens. Batesville is listed in The 100 Best Small Towns in America by Norman Crampton, a nationwide guide to the best in small town living in America, published by the Macmillan General Reference Division of Macmillan Prentice Hall. The Independence County Recycling Program won the Arkansas Community Development Award, and Batesville was selected as Arkansas Volunteer Community of the Year because of extensive and effective volunteer programs. Batesville is located in north central Arkansas 90 miles north of the thriving metropolis of Little Rock.

Whether you are a resident or a former resident, a business friend, a visitor or just curious about our community, we invite you to explore our Web site to discover what makes Batesville a great place to live.



The City of Batesville is very proud of our Elected Officials.  At the recent 80th Anniversary Municipal League Conference, Mayor Rick Elumbaugh was elected as First Vice President of the League and will serve 2014-2015 in this honorable position.  Also, City Clerk Denise Johnston was chosen as 2014 City Clerk of the Year by the Arkansas City Clerks Recorder Treasurers Association.  Both Mayor Elumbaugh and Ms. Johnston are lifelong residents of Batesville and have a great passion to serve the citizens here.  Congratulations to both of them!

Please note that we are having some issues with our online Alert Express sign up.  A printable version is available under Alert System Sign up to the bottom left of this page.  You may also go to and sign up on line there.  If you have any questions of concerns you may contact the Office of Emergency Management directly at 870-793-8816.



 Batesville Comprehensive Plan

Click Here for the Batesville 2009 Comprehensive Plan Documents

Click Here to view the Batesville Comprehensive Plan Map - Updated

City of Batesville Depreciated Inventory

Click Here to view a list of the City of Batesville's Depreciated Inventory Online.