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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 and Batesville Water Administrative Offices will be closed on Monday, May 25th in observance of Memorial Day.  Our offices will reopen on Tuesday, May 26th at 8:00 a.m. Please call 870-698-2444 for emergency utility assistance. 

Holiday Garbage Schedule changes will put Tuesday’s garbage picked up along with Wednesday’s garbage and the rest of the week will remain as scheduled.

City of Batesville Police Department will be hosting an open house at Noon on Wednesday, May 27th, at their new location- 300 South Central.  Please make plans to come by for a “Meet and Greet” with your new officers and join them for some refreshments. 

The new department will be fully operational on June 1st beginning at 6:00 a.m.  The business office contact number is 870-569-8111 or still dial 911 for emergencies.  


The Independence County Library will be closed for the Memorial Day holiday on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday,  May 23, 24, and 25.  The Library will re-open on Tuesday, May 26, at 9:00 a.m.





-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.

Click Here to Pay your Water Utility Bill!