Court & Detention Services


Parking Citations

The Adjudication Office offers administrative hearings to individuals wanting to contest civil parking citations and to individuals whose vehicles have been towed.  Each citation has an administrative hearing date printed on it. Prior to the close of business on this date, you may contest your citation. 


Recently issued parking citations may not be immediately available for online payment. If your citation number is not on file, or you have questions, please contact the Dallas Customer Service Center toll-free at 866-247-1951.


View or Pay Online: Parking Citations


YOU MAY BE ABLE TO CONTEST YOUR CITATION WITHOUT APPEARING.


To contest your citation:

  • You may request adjudication of the citation by either sending a letter to the City of Dallas, PO Box 650302, Dallas, TX 75265-0302; faxing your request to 214-824-2598; or, emailing your request to DallasParkingTix@conduent.com.

  • Your written request must state why you are contesting the citation.

  • The request must be submitted on or before the administrative hearing date on the parking citation. Postmark date will be honored.

  • Provide any proof supporting your defense and a return mailing address. 

  • Upon receipt of your request, your citation will be placed in a holding status until a decision is made by the Hearing Officer.

  • Upon completion of the review, a letter with the decision will be mailed to you. Please allow 6 to 8 weeks for the Hearing Officer’s decision.

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 at:


Parking Adjudication Office 

Oak Cliff Municipal Center

320 E. Jefferson, Room 216

Dallas, Texas 75203

214-670-4830


The process usually takes about 30 to 40 minutes and normally requires only one visit.


APPEAL PROCESS FOR PARKING CITATIONS


If you are not satisfied with the results of your adjudication hearing, you 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 Street

Dallas, Texas 75201


City of Dallas Parking Ordinance requires completion of the two listed to file an appeal:


  • A petition to appeal form, (Click the link) CTS-FRM 639 Parking (1 page)

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

It is strongly encouraged that you bring the documents listed below to assist in the timely processing of your appeal:

  • Copy of the Citation
  • Copy of the Hearing Record
  • Any proof supporting your defense