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​Parking, Red Light, School Bus Arm Citations

Parking, Red Light, School Bus Arm Citations and Appeal Hearings
The Adjudication Office offers administrative hearings to citizens wanting to contest civil parking and/or Safelight (red light photo enforcement) citations, and to citizens whose vehicles have been booted. Each citation has an administrative hearing d​ate printed on it. Prior to the close of business on this date you may contest your citation in one of the following manners:

In person:

You may appear in person on or before the administrative hearing date printed on your citation during the hours of 8:30 a.m. through 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday (excluding holidays). The hearing will be held while you are there. The process usually takes about 30 to 40 minutes and usually requires one visit.

Parking Adjudication Office 
Oak Cliff Municipal Center
320 E. Jefferson, Room 216 
Dallas, Texas 75203

By mail:

If you are unable to come in for a hearing, you may request a hearing by mail at:

Adjudication Office 
Oak Cliff Municipal Center
320 E. Jefferson, Room 216
Dallas, Texas 75203

Write a letter indicating why you believe the ticket should be dismissed. Be sure to include your name, address, and telephone number, so the hearing office can contact you if additional information is needed. Also, include a copy of any proof that would support your case. The letter must be received on 
or before the administrative hearing date indicated on your ticket.

Pay Online:

You may also pay a parking ticket or a red light ticket online at the City of Dallas Online Parking and Safelight Ticket Payment System using Visa, Master Card and American Express. If you have questions, please contact the Dallas Customer Service Center toll free at 866-247-1951.



Recently issued parking tickets may not be immediately available for online payment. If your ticket number is not on file, please try back later or contact us at 866-247-1951. Thank you.​

Appeal Process:

Appeal Process for Parking, Red Light, and School Bus: Anyone found liable for a Parking, Red Light , or School Bus citation  has 30 Days from the file date on the Hearing Record to appeal to Municipal Court located at 2014 Main Street, Dallas TX 75201 .  To appeal, you must submit the following Items:

  1.  A completed appeal form
  2. Copy of the Hearing Record
  3. Copy of the citation
  4. Pay a $15.00 dollar Appeal Fee to Municipal Court (if  the ticket is dismissed the fee will be refunded)

      CTS-FRM 639 Parking .pdf

    CTS-FRM-641 School Bus .pdf

     CTS-FRM-640 Red Light .pdf