Special Collections

​Special Collections

Special Collections is a section of the Department of Dallas Water Utilities Revenue and Business Systems Division. The Special Collections Section (SCS) is responsible for the collection for multiple General Fund revenues including: (1) security alarm permits; (2) land-based receivables such as demolitions and weed liens; (3) Dallas Police Department’s vice-controlled licenses such as sexually oriented businesses; (4) multi-tenant inspections; (5) alcoholic beverage local fees; and others.


Lien Payoff Requests:

Please submit all lien payoff requests or release of lien requests to: 



Lien Payment Options:

By Mail :City of Dallas,  Special Collections,  P O Box 139076, Dallas, Texas 75313


Online: https://epay.dallascityhall.com/bdisu/public/frameset_top_html.jsp NOTE: You will need to call Special Collections to get the account number in order to register.


Release of Liens:

Once payment is made a Release of Lien document will be mailed or emailed.

If Paid by:

Cash or Cashier's Check – Release will be sent immediately

Check – a 10 day hold will be placed on the Release.

Credit Card – a 10 day hold will be placed on the Release.


Lien Disputes:

To dispute a lien,  please contact Code Compliance at 214/671-9391

Monday- Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.