The City of Dallas is divided into seven (7) Community
Code districts with offices located throughout the City.
The districts are responsible for the enforcement of
over 900 City ordinances intended to keep your
neighborhood clean and code-compliant. Community Code
addresses concerns both proactively and by citizen
requests submitted through
3-1-1. If you need assistance identifying your Code
district, please call 3-1-1 or any district office.
Joey Zapata is serving as the code department's
Community Code Districts
- Northeast Code
8940 Adlora Lane
Dallas, TX 75238
- North Central
8940 Adlora Lane
Dallas, TX 75238
- Northwest Code
2502 Shorecrest Drive
Dallas, TX 75235
- Central Code
320 E. Jefferson Boulevard
Dallas, TX 75203
- Southeast Code
2719 Municipal Street
Dallas, TX 75215
- South Central
2721 Municipal Street
Dallas, TX 75215
- Southwest Code
4230 W. Illinois Avenue
Dallas, TX 75211
Community Code Districts Map (PDF)
Code Compliance Department enforces City Codes to prevent and abate nuisances on
private property such as open and dangerous buildings, illegal dumping, weeded lots,
and graffiti. Help your HOA members become familiar with these code requirements:
Click Here to view the Dallas City Code
Click Here for the Dallas Code Compliance Web Site
Anyone selling goods on parking lots or along roadsides
is doing so illegally.
Vending on public property is prohibited except in the
downtown Central Business District. Anyone selling goods
(flowers, purses, shoes, etc.) on parking lots or along
roadsides is doing so illegally. This type of activity is
regulated by the Department of Code Compliance. For
additional information on
vending, visit our web page or contact the Department of
Code Compliance, Restaurant and Bar Inspection Division,
between 8:00 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. and 1:00 P.M. to 4:30 P.M.
at (214) 670-8083.
Garage & Estate Sale Listings
October 1, 2010 a Garage Sale Permit is required Before
conducting a garage sale.
sale permit can now be purchased at any Dallas Public
(Effective November 15, 2010)
Why do I need a permit for my garage sale?
A permit is required to better regulate and enforce the
garage sale provisions and promote Clean, Safe and Vibrant
How soon do I have to get a permit?
You can get a permit anytime prior to conducting your
garage sale. You must have documentation of your permit
during your garage sale event. You are subject to a citation
if you are unable to produce documentation.
How much does a permit cost?
The Garage Sale permit fee is $15.00.
Where can I get a permit?
application for a permit may be printed from this site or
obtained at one of the following City facilities; your water
account number is required:
Dallas Public Libraries during regular business hours.
2. Restaurant/Bar Inspections,
7901 Goforth Rd., Dallas, TX 75238, Monday thru Friday,
8:00am - 4:30pm
3. Dallas Animal Services, 1818
Westmoreland Rd., TX 75212, Monday, 8:00am to 5:00pm;
Tuesday thru Saturday, 8:00am to 6:00pm; Sunday, 12:00noon
4. Code Compliance
Administration, 3112 Canton St., Dallas, TX 75226, Monday
thru Friday, 8am to 5pm
How many consecutive days can I hold the garage
For a duration not to exceed three consecutive calendar
How many times a year can I have a garage sale?
Not more than two garage sales during any 12 month
Where can I place garage sale signs in my
You can not place more than one sign, not to exceed two
square feet, upon the lot where the sale is taking place.
Any other signs at any locations remote from the sale
property are not permitted.
Does the City provide free advertising?
Yes, at the time you purchase your permit we can add your
location to our website or you may list your sale on the
following web link.
water account number is required to add your sale to this
For additional information on garage sales, please visit
http://garagesale.dallascityhall.com/ or contact
Code Compliance at (214) 670-5708.
The homeowner or tenant is responsible for maintaining the area between the
in front of the house to the middle of the alley free of litter and high weeds.
Weeds or grass over 12 inches high is a violation.
The occupant or owner is responsible for keeping
street, alley, sidewalk, and public
grounds clear of obstruction. This includes trimming of trees, shrubbery an vines
which may obstruct any vehicle traveling through an alley or that obstructs a sidewalk.
The City permits 2 garage sales each year per property. The sales may last no longer
than 3 days and a person cannot sell merchandise acquired solely for resale purposes
in the garage sale. A sign advertising the sale can only be placed on the property
where the sale is occurring.
Dallas now has an interactive web
site specifically for Garage Sales. To add a
sale to the web site you must be a resident
of Dallas. You may hold two sales per 12
month period. Attempts to hold more then two
sales per year will result in citation.
Garage Sales must be inside a building or
garage of the premises. Sale Items must be
the property owner or lesee.
For more information, register a Garage
Sale or view current Garage Sale listings,
If you have a home occupation in a residentially zoned area, you may not employ
more than two persons other than the occupants of the residence; you may not advertise
nor use a sign advertisement on or off the premises.
It is a violation of the City Code to post any signs on a utility pole, tree or
in the City right of way or medians. A violation is punishable by a fine of up to
$2,000 per day per violation.
New sign ordinance: "The many
signs illegally posted on telephone poles and in the
public right of way in our city keep us from having the
clean city we want. I began talking to the City Attorney
earlier this year to figure out a way to put more teeth
in the existing ordinance. It took some creative
thinking and work, but finally on Nov. 8, 2006 we
finally passed the amendments to put the teeth in the
ordinance so that we can make this a cleaner city. The
new law makes it prima facia evidence that the person
posting the sign is the one connected with the phone
number and/or name on the sign. This will make it much
simpler to prosecute those that posted the signs when
code enforcement issues citations for this type of sign.
This new tool will help us make Dallas a cleaner and
nicer looking city. So if you see a sign
illegally posted, please call 311 and report it."
Ron Natinsky, Dallas City
Councilman, District 12
Motor vehicles must be parked on an approved surface---this means concrete, asphalt
or 6 inches of gravel with a border. It is a violation to park a vehicle on the
Also, a person commits an offense if he stops, stands, or
parks a vehicle upon a two-way roadway:
- on the left-hand side of the roadway; or (i.e.
Parked on the wrong side of the street.
- with the right-hand wheels of the vehicle more than
18 inches from the right-hand curb or edge of the
Click Here for the Ordinance (pdf)
How to Report a Violation in your Neighborhood
Report Code Violations to Inspector Rodney Patterson at 972-333-2725 for the
North District, or, input the violations on line at the
City of Dallas Services Web Site.
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