Public Information

  1. City issues burn ban

    The Hot Springs Fire Department has issued a burn ban, effective immediately, for all areas within the City of Hot Springs. The ban is based on the potential hazard associated with drying moisture in the ground due to high temperatures. Read on...
  2. Lane closure: Nash Street

    The southbound lane of Nash Street, from Franklin to Lary streets, will be closed until noon today, Wednesday, July 28, for water service repairs. Read on...
  3. HS/GC COVID Task Force: Community facing ‘major crises’ from COVID Delta variant

    With a near ten-fold increase in Garland County’s COVID-19 active cases in the past five weeks, Dr. Gene Shelby gave a stark report at the virtual meeting of the Hot Springs/Garland County COVID-19 Task Force meeting on Monday, July 26. Read on...
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24/7 Action Line

In today’s digital communication age, citizens expect prompt, accurate, and complete information on city services and events. Public Information, as the communications link between citizens and city government, handles more than 25,000 public inquiries per year. It operates a 24-hour Action Line, 501-321-6808, for citizen convenience. You can also submit an online General Inquiries and Service form.

Dial the Action Line any time of day or night to record your message. The next business day, it will be forwarded to the proper city department for action.


Besides publishing internal and external communications, publicizing city departments’ services and activities, managing the city’s website and producing special events, Public Information fosters interactive communications through its Facebook and Twitter pages. It also maintains City12, Hot Springs’ government access cable television channel. City12 broadcasts computer-produced messages on city programs, street closings, community events and much more. It also airs live city board meetings and other local programming, along with government-related programs provided by partner agencies. View the City12 broadcast schedule.

Sister City Program

Public Information also provides staff support for the Sister City Program, in partnership with the Hot Springs National Park Sister City Foundation.

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