Court & Detention Services

Parking & Red Light Citations

Parking Citations Administrative Hearings

The Adjudication Office offers administrative hearings to citizens wanting to contest civil parking citations, and to citizens whose vehicles have been booted.  Each citation has an administrative hearing date 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: (In-person temporarily suspended, please see the public notice above.)

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:

To pay or contest by mail, follow the instructions on your ticket.

Pay or View Online:

If you have questions, please contact the Dallas Customer Service Center toll-free:

For Parking: 866-247-1951

for Safelight/Red Light: 866-409-5004.

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 Parking:

If you are not satisfied with the results of your adjudication hearing, the registered owner of the vehicle may appeal in person to the Dallas Municipal Court within 30 calendar days after the date the Hearing Officer's order is issued (file date on the Hearing Record).

City of Dallas Municipal Court & Detention Services

2014 Main St

Dallas, Texas 75201

Forms that are required by the City of Dallas Parking Ordinance to file an appeal:

  • A petition to appeal form, (Click the link below)

       CTS-FRM 639 Parking .pdf (1 page)

  • a $15.00 filing fee (*refundable only if the Hearing Officer's order is reversed)

    Forms that are not required, but is strongly encouraged to bring to help ensure a timely process:
  • Copy of the Citation
  • Copy of the Hearing Record