Transportation


Parking Permits and Licenses 

Loading Zone
Meter Hooding/ Lot Reservations
Meter Removal
Residential Parking Permits
Fair Park Parking Permit
Valet Parking License



Loading Zone

Commercial Loading Zone Permit Fees:
Annual Permit - $50
Temporary Permit - $12.50
Replacement Permit - $25

Commercial Loading Zone permits can be purchased at the Parking and Safelight Customer Service Payment Center:
Oak Cliff Municipal Center
320 E. Jefferson, Room 100
Dallas, TX 75203
(Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.)

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Meter Hooding/ Lot Reservations

A Hooding Permit Application is required from each company/organization prior to meter hooding. The Hooding Permit Application can be turned in by fax, mail or in person. Hooding Permits DO NOT override parking ban restrictions. Hooding Permits are for temporary construction projects, special events such as parades, festivals, etc. Hooding Permits are NOT intended to reserve parking for personal use.

The application requires  the following information:

  • Company or organization's name and physical address
  • Purpose for space(s) rental
  • Beginning and ending date and time
  • Parking space(s) ID number on the meter
  • Parking space(s) location address (street name and block number)
  • Contact person name, address, phone number and fax number
  • Request shall be made at least 48hours prior to hooding time
  • Permit extensions require notification and an amendment to the hooding application

Cost:   

Meter Hooding 
  • One time flat $55 labor fee. Plus $1 labor fee for each meter hooded, and;
  • 70% of potential revenue from each requested meter [Formula: number of meters requested (X) meter rate per hour (X) number of days (X) number of effective hours]

Parking Lot Reservation


  • One time flat $55 labor fee
  • Revenue loss for each space from requested lot [Formula: number of spaces requested (X) lot rate (X) number of days]
  • Company/organization is responsible for barricading or taping off their rented spaces

 

Please submit applications and Payments at the at the Parking and Safelight Customer Service Payment Center.   Payment is due in full before event:

Parking and Safelight Customer Service Payment Center
Oak Cliff Municipal Center
320 E. Jefferson, Room 100
Dallas, TX 75203
(Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.)

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Meter Removal

A  Meter Removal Permit Application is required from each company/organization prior to meter removal. The Meter Removal Permit Application can be turned in by fax, mail or in person. The Permit Application can be turned in by fax, mail or in person. Permits are normally used for construction projects, special events  and permanent changes to the right-of-way or adjacent land use.  Permits are NOT intended to reserve parking for personal use.

Cost: 

Temporary Meter Removal


  • One time flat $55 labor fee. Plus $179 labor fee for each meter to be removed and reinstalled, and;
  • 70% of the potential revenue from the requested meter [Formula: number of meters requested (X) meter rate per hour (X) number of days (X) number of effective hours]

Permanent Meter Removal


  • Please submit with application
  • 70% of the potential revenue from the requested meter [Formula: number of meters requested (X) meter rate per hour (X) number of days (X) number of effective hours]

Please submit applications and Payments at the at the Parking and Safelight Customer Service Payment Center. Payment is due in full before event:

Parking and Safelight Customer Service Payment Center
Oak Cliff Municipal Center
320 E. Jefferson, Room 100
Dallas, TX 75203
(Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.)

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Residential Parking Permits

Resident Parking Only (RPO)
A residential parking only  (RPO) program establishes zones to restrict on-street parking during certain hours and days and allows only those vehicles displaying a parking permit (rear view mirror hang tag) to park within the zone. Any vehicle parked in the zone without a permit, during restricted hours and days, can be ticketed, towed, or immobilized.

Each resident or business  in an RPO area can purchase a maximum of six hang tags. Hang tags cost $6 plus tax per year. To qualify for a permit, the person must show proof that they live or own a business in the zone which has been designated as RPO. Before issuing the tags, the City will investigate to reveal any unresolved parking violations. Households may also purchase a maximum of 50 one-day guest permits for events or parties on a specific date at a cost of 10 cents each.

Any vehicle parked in a designated zone during the effective hours (including vehicles with handicapped parking tag or license) must display the RPO hang tag or be in violation.

RPO Application
Applicants are required to provide a copy of their driver's license with current address and utility bill or lease agreement.

RPO hangtag applications are accepted by mail or in person at the parking  Customer Service Center:

Parking and Safelight Customer Service Payment Center
Oak Cliff Municipal Center
320 E. Jefferson, Room 100
Dallas, TX 75203
(Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.)

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Fair Park Parking Permit

Annual Fair Park Parking Permits expire each year on May 31. This permit authorizes parking within the designated outside the Fair Park grounds as provided for in Chapter 32 of the Dallas City Code for the following events:

  • State Fair of Texas
  • Special Events as authorized by the Dallas City Council

Cost:   The permit fee is $25.00 plus tax. Permits are issued for each address and NOT per lot.  (Example: If you have 3 lots   but have 5 addresses for those lots you have buy 5 permits.)

Application:  To obtain an annual Fair Park Parking Permit an application and required documents must be submitted to the Parking Enforcement section.
 Fair Park Parking Application

  Required Documents:
  You must provide one of the following for proof of ownership or control of the property:

  • Valid PICTURE ID, the laminated card that was issued last year and this letter
  • Valid PICTURE ID, the deed or title to the property in YOUR name
  • Valid PICTURE ID, utility bill in your name showing proof of residency

OR  If leasing the property

  • Valid PICTURE ID and a Notarized Letter from the owner giving permission to use the property. The letter must have a current date.

Upon approval of Fair Park Parking Permit application, Permits are issued at the following location:

Customer Service Payment Center
Oak Cliff Municipal Center, #100
Dallas, Texas 75203
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Cash, money order, Visa, MasterCard and American Express accepted.

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Valet Parking License

A license for  a  valet parking service  is required when a commercial establishment or commercial activity  uses a valet parking service  that: 1) operates on public right-of-way or  2) operates on private property but requires the use of public right-of-way for maneuvering vehicles.    A license is not required for occasional  valet parking service provided at a private residence or in connection with a social or fund-raising activity.

Valet Parking Permits can be applied for through the Parking Enforcement Section. For additional questions, please call (214) 948-5346.

Valet License Application
Valet Application Parking Analysis Example

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