2014 Arkansas Code
Title 14 - Local Government
Subtitle 2 - County Government
Chapter 14 - County Government Code
Subchapter 8 - Legislative Powers
§ 14-14-802 - Providing of services generally.

AR Code § 14-14-802 (2014) What's This?

(a) A county government, acting through the county quorum court, shall provide, through ordinance, for the following necessary services for its citizens:

(1) The administration of justice through the several courts of record of the county;

(2) Law enforcement protection services and the custody of persons accused or convicted of crimes;

(3) Real and personal property tax administration, including assessments, collection, and custody of tax proceeds;

(4) Court and public records management, as provided by law, including registration, recording, and custody of public records; and

(5) All other services prescribed by state law for performance by each of the elected county officers or departments of county government.

(b) (1) A county government, acting through the quorum court, may provide through ordinance for the establishment of any service or performance of any function not expressly prohibited by the Arkansas Constitution or by law.

(2) These legislative services and functions include, but are not limited to, the following services and facilities:

(A) Agricultural services, including:

(i) Extension services, including agricultural, home economic, and community development;

(ii) Fairs and livestock shows and sales services;

(iii) Livestock inspection and protection services;

(iv) Market and marketing services;

(v) Rodent, predator, and vertebrate control services; and

(vi) Weed and insect control services;

(B) Community and rural development services, including:

(i) Economic development services;

(ii) Housing services;

(iii) Open spaces;

(iv) Planning, zoning, and subdivision control services;

(v) Urban and rural development, rehabilitation, and redevelopment services; and

(vi) Watercourse, drainage, irrigation, and flood control services;

(C) Community services, including:

(i) Animal control services;

(ii) Cemetery, burial, and memorial services;

(iii) Consumer education and protection services;

(iv) Exhibition and show services;

(v) Libraries, museums, civic center auditoriums, and historical, cultural, or natural site services;

(vi) Park and recreation services; and

(vii) Public camping services;

(D) Emergency services, including:

(i) Ambulance services;

(ii) Civil defense services;

(iii) Fire prevention and protection services; and

(iv) Juvenile attention services;

(E) Human services, including:

(i) Air and water pollution control services;

(ii) Child care, youth, and senior citizen services;

(iii) Public health and hospital services;

(iv) Public nursing and extended care services; and

(v) Social and rehabilitative services;

(F) Solid waste services, including:

(i) Recycling services; and

(ii) Solid waste collection and disposal services;

(G) Transportation services, including:

(i) Roads, bridges, airports, and aviation services;

(ii) Ferries, wharves, docks, and other marine services;

(iii) Parking services; and

(iv) Public transportation services;

(H) Water, sewer, and other utility services, including:

(i) Sanitary and storm sewers and sewage treatment services; and

(ii) Water supply and distribution services; and

(I) Other services related to county affairs.

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