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City of Dallas Information
City of Dallas  Homepage for the city, it's departments and council members.
City of Dallas Newsletter (English)   (Spanish) 
The Dallas Plan
Dallas Appraisal District   Information on Property Taxes
Dallas Zoo Oak Cliff's premiere tourist attraction
DART Dallas Area Rapid Transit,  Bus, Rail and HOV lane information
 
Miscellaneous Local Links
Oak Cliff Chamber of Commerce Promoting business in Oak Cliff
Preservation Dallas City wide historic preservation & conservation
Southern Dallas Development Corporation
Twelve Hills Nature Center
The Southern Gateway Project A TXDOT study for I35-I67 corridor development
Dallas Home Owners League
Dallas Morning News
D Home and Garden
D Magazine
A Brief History of Oak Cliff 
Texas Theater - A soon to be restored historic site.
Villageprofile.com - Misc. Information about Oak Cliff.
The Dallas Historical Society A group for discussing Dallas History
Texas Historical Commission
The Kessler School
Kessler Park United Methodist Church
 
Trinity River Information
The Trinity River Corridor Project
 
National Preservation Organizations
National Preservation Institute
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation
National Trust for Historic Preservation
Partners for Sacred Places
Preserve/Net
 
Publications & Web E-zines
American Bungalow Magazine
The Arts & Crafts Society
This Old House
Old House Web
Planning Commissioners Journal
Texas Monthly
Traditional Building
 
DESCRIPTION
ORGANIZATION & LINK
Animals & Pets  
Strays, noise, rabies, etc. City of Dallas
   
Beautification  
Family Hometown Makeover Keep America Beautiful, Inc.
Focus on streetscapes Oak Cliff Foundation
Formerly "Dallas Trees and Parks Foundation" Texas Trees Foundation
Free trees for neighborhood groups City of Dallas Arborist Dept.
Graffiti abatement City of Dallas
Great American Clean Up Keep America Beautiful, Inc.
Keeping southern Dallas County clean Operation Clean Sweep
Park improvements Friends of Oak Cliff Parks
Pick up bulk trash placed out early and fine the violator City of Dallas
   
Building Inspections  
Enforcement of construction codes City of Dallas
   
Bulk Trash  
Determine brush / bulk trash collection week for an address. Dallas City Hall Interactive Maps
   
Business Cards  
Free business cards for your neighborhood board Dallas Homeowners League - (Click on "How To's") uses www.vistaprint.com
   
Code Enforcement  
Weeds, substandard structure, junk cars, open storage City of Dallas
   
Community Building  
Gateway site for fast access to information Neighborhoods Online
Lots of great ideas Asset Based Community Development Institute
   
Conservation Districts  
How to form a conservation district Preservation Dallas
   
Crime Prevention  

North Oak Cliff United Police Patrol Citizens developing strategies

www.northoakcliffpatrol.org

A.C.T.I.O.N Teams

Community-based solutions City of Dallas -- Community Prosecutor
Determine police division and beat for an address Dallas City Hall Interactive Maps
Gang tattoo removal program Dallas County
Graffitti abatement City of Dallas
Crime Prevention / Community Revitalization Weed and Seed
Crime watch resources National Association of Town Watch
Home Security Checklist Dallas Police Dept. (PDF File)
National Night Out Dallas Police Dept.
Organizing a Crime Watch - apartments Dallas Police Dept. (PDF File)
Organizing a Crime Watch - single family homes Dallas Police Dept. (PDF File)
Police - Community partnership National Night Out
Police:Citizen Volunteers Dallas Police Dept. citizen volunteer programs
Setting up a crime watch Dallas Homeowners League (Click on "How To's")
Street light repair Oncor
Tips National Crime Prevention Council
Tips North Texas Crime Prevention Association
Tips Texas Crime Prevention Association
Crime statistics for Dallas Dallas Indicators
Crime statistics for your area City of Dallas
   
Cultural groups  
Performing arts groups for neighborhood gatherings City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs
   
Dump Sites Clean Up  
Great American Clean Up Keep America Beautiful, Inc.
   
Economic Development  
Community revitalizations,
capital for small business
Southern Dallas Development Corporation
Community revitalizations,
capital for small business
Texas Mezzanine Fund
Economic Development Division City of Dallas
Local sustainable development projects North Central Texas Council of Governments
Money for community revitalization National Trust for Historic Preservation
Money for restoring historic commercial districts National Main Street Center
Promotes doing business
in Oak Cliff
Oak Cliff Chamber of Commerce
Economic statistics for Dallas Dallas Indicators
Public Private Partnerships "Collaborations and coalitions" Community Council of Greater Dallas
Public Private Partnerships Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation
   
Elderly & Low Income Assistance  
Fraud prevention American Association of Retired Persons
Help with home weatherization
for low income
Dallas County Health & Human Services
Help with home weatherization
for low income
TX Dept. of Housing and Community Affairs
Help with utility bills for
low income residents
Dallas County Health & Human Services
Help with utility bills for
low income residents
TX Dept. of Housing and Community Affairs
Home repair assistance for low income TX Dept. of Housing and Community Affairs
Home repairs for the elderly Area Agency on Aging
Minor home repairs for low income/elderly Dallas Housing Department
   
Elections  
Election schedule Dallas County Elections
Request voter registration application Texas Secretary of State
   
Fire Safety  
Determine fire district for an address Dallas City Hall Interactive Maps
Free smoke detectors and installation in every home City of Dallas Fire Dept.
   
Funding  
Community Development Block Grant program City of Dallas
Community Service Block Grants TX Dept. of Housing and Community Affairs
Grant program for neighborhoods Methodist Health System mailto:[email protected]
Money for community revitalization National Trust for Historic Preservation
Percentage of purchases returned to organization Tom Thumb Good Neighbor Program
Supplemental Grant Program Old Oak Cliff Conservation League
Money for restoring historic buildings National Trust for Historic Preservation
Money for restoring historic commercial districts National Main Street Center
   
Government  
Boards and Commissions Calendar City of Dallas
City committee agendas City of Dallas
City Council briefings City of Dallas
City Council meetings broadcast on radio WRR 101.1 FM 2nd & 4th Weds., 9:00 AM
City Council rules City of Dallas (PDF File)
Determine city council district
for an address
Dallas City Hall Interactive Maps
Determine your state &US representatives & senators State of Texas
Election schedule Dallas County Elections
Recent city of Dallas news releases City of Dallas
Rules for speaking before City Council City of Dallas
   
Historic Preservation  
How to form a historic district Preservation Dallas
Historic preservation ordinance City of Dallas
How to form a conservation district Preservation Dallas
Conservation District ordinances City of Dallas
Rehabilitating a historic home National Trust for Historic Preservation
Money for restoring historic buildings National Trust for Historic Preservation
Money for restoring historic commercial districts National Main Street Center
How to research your house Dallas Public Library
How to research your house Historic Fort Worth
   
History  
City Archives City of Dallas
County History Dallas County Historical Commission
Dallas County Dallas County Historical Society
Historical Markers Dallas County
   
Home Buying Assistance  
Home buying assistance for first time buyers City of Dallas
Home buying assistance for first time buyers TX Dept. of Housing and Community Affairs
   
Non-profit directory  
Listing of local non-profits Community Council of Greater Dallas
   
Networking  
Forum for Southwest Dallas County issues Leadership Southwest
   
Neighborhood Associations  
"Boot Camp" Training for new neighborhood Association Officers Dallas Homeowners League (Click on "How To's")
How to run good meetings Dallas Homeowners League (Click on "How To's")
Meeting Space - City of Dallas Recreational Centers City of Dallas
Meeting Space for - community groups and non-profits. Home of the Oak Cliff Fine Arts Society Turner House
401 N. Rosemont, Dallas, 75208
Phone - 214-946-1670
[email protected]
Meeting Space - Arts and culture venue with meeting space Ice House Cultural Center
Neighborhood associations - Help with management issues Center for Nonprofit Management
Neighborhood associations - Help with management issues Dallas Homeowners League
(Click on "How To's")
Advice on producing a newsletter for your neighborhood Dallas Homeowners League
(Click on "How To's")
3-ring binder on how to form a neighborhood association Preservation Dallas
How to form a neighborhood association Dallas Homeowners League
(Click on "How To's")
Neighborhood economic profile Dallas City Hall Interactive Maps / US Census
(enter address, then click Economic Profile)
Neighborhood housing profile Dallas City Hall Interactive Maps / US Census
(enter address, then click Housing Profile)
Advice on producing a newsletter for your neighborhood Dallas Homeowners League
(Click on "How To's")
Free e-mail, Internet and disk space Dallas Homeowners League
(Click on "How To's")
Community printer with discounts for neighborhoods BHP Etc. 1026 N. Zang 214-946-2471
Free websites for neighborhood associations Neighborhood Link
   
Property & Taxes  
City foreclosure tax sales City of Dallas
County foreclosure tax sales Dallas County
Determine amount of past due taxes on a property Dallas County
Determine city services for an address Dallas City Hall Interactive Maps
Find owner of a property Dallas County Central Appraisal District
Individual property values Dallas County Central Appraisal District
   
Street, Street lights, & Sidewalks  
Repairing or replacing sidewalks City of Dallas
Street cleaning - List of streets swept and schedule City of Dallas
Street Lighting Repair Oncor
Request street resurfacing City of Dallas
Scheduled street improvement projects City of Dallas (PDF File)
   
Trash & Recycling  
Determine trash collection days for an address Dallas City Hall Interactive Maps
Determine brush / bulk trash collection week for an address Dallas City Hall Interactive Maps
Pick up bulk trash placed out early and fine violator City of Dallas
Determine recycling day for an address Dallas City Hall Interactive Maps
   
Tree & Parks  
Formerly "Dallas Trees and Parks Foundation" Texas Trees Foundation
Free trees for neighborhood groups City of Dallas Arborist Dept.
Promotes tree plantings National Arbor Day Foundation
Promotes tree plantings & tree preservation American Forests
Promotes urban and community forests National Tree Trust
Saving our wonderful old trees Dallas Historic Tree Coalition
Texas Forest Service State of Texas
Oak Cliff Park Improvement Friends of Oak Cliff Parks
   
Urban Policy  
Empowering neighborhoods to influence policy decisions Center for Neighborhoods
Tools and methods for livable urban communities Center for Neighborhood Technology
   
Volunteers  
Online volunteer referral site Volunteer Match
Volunteers for non-profits Volunteer Center of North Texas
   
Zoning  
Tips Dallas Homeowners League (Click on "How To's")
Zoning and enforcement City of Dallas
   
 
- to report street light outages www.oncorgroup.com/community/streetlights/default.asp

- to request a city service 311.dallascityhall.com/index.html

- Dallas City Hall (other information and links) www.dallascityhall.com

- Dallas Morning News www.dallasnews.com

- Dallas Public Library (renew books on-line) dallaslibrary.org

- What to do in Dallas/Ft. Worth www.guidelive.com

- Preservation Dallas, incl. link for Discover Dallas! www.preservationdallas.org

- Old Oak Cliff Conservation League, incl. home tour www.ooccl.org

- Oak Cliff Chamber of Commerce www.oakcliffchamber.org

- Greater Dallas Chamber www.gdc.org

- The Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau www.dallascvb.com
 
 
Helpful Phone Numbers
Action Center 311
Animal Control 311
Animal Shelter 214-670-7430
Better Business Bureau 214-220-2000
Building Permits 214-948-4480
Chamber of Commerce Dallas 214-746-6600
Chamber of Commerce Oak Cliff 214-943-4567
City Secretary of Dallas 214-670-3738
Code Enforcement 214-670-5708
Crime Stoppers Program 214-760-8477
Dallas Central Appraisal District (Homestead Exemption) 214-631-0910
Dallas City Council Office 214-670-4050
Dallas City Cultural Affairs 214-670-3687
Dallas City Library Downtown - 1515 Young Street 214-670-1400
North Oak Cliff Branch - 302 W.Tenth Street 214-670-7555
Dallas CityTax Information 214-744-1000
Dallas County Hospital - Parkland 214-590-8000
Dallas County Information 214-653-7011
Dallas County Elections Department 214-653-7192
Dallas County Tax Office 214-653-7811
Drivers License Office 214-861-2100
Golf Course - Stevens Park 214-670-7506
Governor's Ombudsman Hotline 800-843-5789
Greater Dallas Community of Churches 214-824-8680
Internal Revenue Services 800-829-4477
League of Women Voters of Dallas 214-688-4125
Legislative Information State Government 800-253-9693
Federal Government 202-225-1772
Mayor's office 214-670-4054
Medicare/Social Security 800-772-1213
Parks and Recreation 214-670-4100
Parking Ticket and Court Information 214-573-6000
Picnic Shelters 214-670-8243
       Political Parties  
Democratic Party Headquarters 214-821-8331
Libertarian Party Headquarters 972-558-1776
Republican Party Headquarters 214-369-9555
Street Lighting 214-670-3272
Tennis Reservations (Neighborhood Courts) 214-670-8745
Time and Temperature 214-844-1212
Vehicle Registration 214-653-7621
Voter Registration Dallas County Assessor 214-653-7871
White House Comment Line 202-456-6213
White House Fax 202-456-2461
Zip Code Information 800-275-8777
 
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