Transportation


Parking Permits & Licenses 

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. Applicants are required to provide a copy of their driver's license with current address and utility bill or lease agreement. Complete the RPO Application. To learn more about the RPO program, click here, and search "Chapter 28, Division 5C."

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

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

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. Permit extensions require notification and an amendment to the hooding application.

Submit applications and payments at the Parking and Safelight Customer Service Payment Center. Payment is due in full before event.

Parking and 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 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.

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

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

Fair Park Parking License

This License is a specialized license that authorizes parking within the designated area outside the Fair Park grounds as provided for in Dallas City Code Ch. 32-21 to 32-28.3 for the State Fair of Texas or other special events as designated by City Council.

How do I apply for a license?
To successfully apply for a Fair Park Parking License, three (3) items are needed: a completed application, current government issued photo ID, and documents showing evidence of ownership or permission by owner. 
They must be submitted to the Parking Enforcement at 320 E. Jefferson #212, Dallas, TX 75203.

1. Application: Fair Park Parking Application
*You will need to submit one application for each license needed

2. Picture ID:   Current driver's license                         OR
                              Current passport                                          OR
                                  Current government issued identification card
*Temporary paper renewals will not be accepted

3. Documents of ownership/right to use:

Owner:  Property tax records with your name on them         OR
                  Deed or title of property with your name on it         OR
                  Recent utility bill in your name with address on it   OR
                  Closing Statement showing you as owner if you recently purchased the property and tax records are not                             updated yet                                                                                    OR
(business owners only) Current Certificate of Filing from Office of the Secretary of State showing owner's name

Non-owner:   Recently notarized Permission of Land Use form with owner's signature                       AND
                              Lease and/or utility bill with requestor name at current address (if applicable)           OR
(business owners only) Current Certificate of Filing from Office of the Secretary of State showing owner's name

General Information

How many licenses do I need?
You will need a license for:
·        Each address associated per lot, e.g. you have 3 lots that have 5 addresses associated with them. You will need 5 licenses                  AND/OR
·        Each driveway/entrance associated with each address, e.g. you have 1 lot that has 3 driveways to enter it. You will need 3 licenses

How much does each license cost?
Each license costs $25.00 + tax
NOTE: The fees associated with each license are non-refundable. These fees are not guarantees of licenses, but rather help cover costs associated with the review of applications, processing licenses, and enforcement of licenses.

How long are they good for?
Fair Park Parking Licenses expire each year on May 31 and must be renewed annually. Renewals should begin at least 30 days before it expires.

Is there a deadline to get the applications turned in?
Yes. According to Dallas City Code, licenses cannot be issued any later than 5 business days (1 full week) before the day the event begins. For example, the State Fair of Texas always starts the last Friday of September. This means no licenses can be issued after the second-to-the-last Friday of September.

I brought in all my documents. How long will it take to get the license?
Parking Enforcement will process the paperwork as quickly as possible – usually within one business day. Once approved, you will be contacted to pay the fees and pick up your license(s) at:

Customer Service Payment Center
320 E. Jefferson, Room 100, Dallas, Texas 75203
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Cash, money order, Visa, MasterCard and American Express accepted

I have been getting the same licenses, for the same locations, for many years now. Do I have to go through this whole process every time?
Good news! If you are a "repeat" license holder and NOTHING FROM THE PREVIOUS YEAR HAS CHANGED, there is an expedited process.

1.    Send in by USPS mail or email to TRNParkingServices@dallascityhall.com:
                            a) a clear, current color copy of your ID                AND
                            b) contact information – phone number and email address (if available) – so we can reach you about                                              your approval                                                                  AND
                            c) Permission of Land Use (if applicable)

2.    Information will be compared to previous year(s)' applications and you will be contacted once approved.

3.    Once approved, go to Customer Service Payment Center to pay fees and pick up licenses.

Is the parking license good at times other than the State Fair?
Yes, as long as it is a designated special event in which the City Council has authorized the parking of motor vehicles for compensation within the Fair Park parking area.

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 Customer Service Center:
Oak Cliff Municipal Center
320 E. Jefferson, Room 100, Dallas, TX 75203
 Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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 operates on public right-of-way or 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