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Frequently asked Questions
People frequently call the Bella Vista Police Department and ask for information about the following areas:
Fingerprints – If you need fingerprints for employment, a concealed handgun permit or background checks, you must make an appointment and pay $10. Call 855-3771 for an appointment.  When you arrive for your appointment, you must have your fingerprint cards, a valid ID and cash or a check.
Controlled Burns – The police department communications center takes phone calls and information for all controlled burns. During burn bans, you cannot have any fires — no controlled burns are allowed.
When burning is allowed, you must…
  • Attend the fire at all times
  • Have a water source near
  • Extinguish the fire if winds pick up
  • Put the fire out by dark

For more information about burning visit the Bella Vista Fire Department page “Burn Ban and Controlled Burns.”
Police Reports – If an accident or incident is not part of an ongoing investigation and no one was arrested, you can get a report after five business days. Accident reports are $10 and incident reports are 25 cents a page — cash or check only.  See Reports & Links
Citation/Court – If you received a citation from the Bella Vista PD and it is not a “must appear,” you can pay fines to and obtain fine information from Bentonville PD.

Bentonville Police Department:
(479) 271-5900
908 SE 14th St, Bentonville, AR 72712

 If the misdemeanor citation is a “must appear” offense or you choose to appear in court for your court date, you will need to go to the Bentonville District Court.

Bentonville District Court
(479) 271-3120
2706 S. Walton Blvd, Bentonville, AR 72712

Power Outage – If you experience a power outage or utility failure, be sure to contact the utility/company that provides your service to ensure they are aware of the disruption of your service.
Sex Offenders – To check on registered sex offenders in Bella Vista,  visit the Benton County Sheriff’s Office Web site. Click on the sex offender tab.
You may also call (479) 855-3771.


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  The City of Bella Vista
101 Town Center
P.O. Box 5655
Bella Vista, AR 72714
Phone: 479-876-1255 Office Hours are:
8:00a to 4:30p Monday thru Friday
except on National Holidays.

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