Owning a home is a big responsibility. But I’m not telling you something you don’t already know.
Most times, when we think about help as a homeowner, our fire and police departments come to mind. In addition to knowing these very important contacts, there may be other city departments you need to reach out to from time to time.
Below are a few City of Arlington phone numbers I recommend you keep handy for times when you have questions or comments about issues in your neighborhood.
Garbage & Recycling Services
Garbage collection phone number: (817) 317-2000
Recycling services phone number: (817) 459-6777
Why you need these numbers: Ever wondered if garbage services will pick up that old bulky piece of furniture or freshly cut tree limbs? How about what can or can’t placed in your green bin for recycling? A quick call can answer all of your garbage and recycling services questions.
Arlington Water Utilities
Arlington Water Utilities phone number: (817) 275-5931
Why you need this number: There may be several reasons to call Arlington Water Utilities. You may have a question about your water bill. Or you might suspect a water leak near your curb by the water meter box. Wanna know if it’s ok to water your law more than twice a week? A call to Arlington Water Utilities can answer those questions and a whole lot more.
Department of Public Works & Transportation
Department of Public Works & Transportation phone number: (817) 459-6500
Why you need this number: Arlington’s Public Works & Transportation department covers a wide-range of issues that homeowners may need assistance on. Examples include installing or replacing street lights, street signage, and repairing neighborhood streets. Speaking to one of their customer service representatives will assist you in better understanding what’s possible and timelines.
Arlington Action Center
Arlington Action Center phone number: (817) 459-6777
Why you need this number: You can contact the City of Arlington’s Action Center to report issues such as abandoned/inoperable cars, overgrown yards or other city code violations in your neighborhood.
Animal Services phone number: (817) 459-5898
Why you need this number: Got questions or comments about aggressive animals, stray animals, animal cruelty and/or nuisances in your neighborhood? Animal Services can help you understand the steps necessary to help resolve issues with animals around your home.
If you have any questions about city resources to help maintain or improve your neighborhood, let us know in the comment section. We’d be happy to help!
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