Aviation Department​

Transportation Regulation Division​


​​Transportation Regulation is a division of the Aviation Department.  It enforces and regulates ordinances related to for-hire-transportation, emergency vehicles, vehicle tow, and vehicle immobilization services  operating in the city of Dallas:

Ambulances, Emergency Wrecker, Vehicle Tow, and Vehicle Immobilization Services: 


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Chapters 15D. Ambulances, 15D. Emergency Wreckers48A. Vehicle Tow Service, and 48C. Vehicle Immobilization Service (Booting) of the Dallas City Code include ambulances, emergency wreckers, vehicle tow service, and vehicle immobilization (booting) enforcement.  Regulatory activities include criminal history checks for company owners and drivers, vehicle inspections, verification of insurance coverage, citizen complaint investigations, and field inspections.



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TRANSPORTATION FOR HIRE ANNOUNCEMENTAll Transportation Network/Digital Network Companies and drivers governed by the State of Texas do not need to apply for the City of Dallas Transportation-for-Hire company operating authority, driver permit, or vehicle permit(s) - T.F.H. State of Texas Legislation Notice

For more information governing Transportation Network Companies (TNC) visit the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation or call 1-800-803-9202.

Chapter 47A. Transportation-for-Hire  of the Dallas City Code regulates and enforces transportation-for-hire services in the city of Dallas. 

It exists to promote safety and quality in transportation-for-hire services by:

  1. Protecting the public health and safety.
  2. Promoting the public convenience and necessity.
  3. Ensuring that transportation-for-hire is a viable component of the public transportation system.
  4. Ensuring public safety and consumer protection by regulating transportation-for-hire operating authorities, drivers, and vehicles.
  5. Allowing different modes of transportation-for-hire to compete directly with each other.
  6. Allowing consumers to select the type of transportation-for-hire they prefer to use.

Regulatory and enforcement activities include criminal history checks for drivers, third party vehicle inspections, verification of insurance coverage, citizen complaint investigations, and field inspections. 


Transportation Regulation Division
3448 West Mockingbird Lane
Dallas, TX 75235
Fax: 214-670-6968 

Office Hours: 
8:30 a.m. -  12:30 p.m. ​ Mondays and Tuesdays

Closed  Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Holidays.

All payments are final. 

No refunds.