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Community Development

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COVID-19 Updates and Information.

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Street milling & repaving project locations.

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City and Town extend nighttime curfew through 6 a.m. June 6.

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Caruth Park Stormwater Detention Project - May 2020.  

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The Arbor - June 2020.

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UPPL Summer Reading Programs

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City event cancellations due to COVID-19.


The City of University Park’s Community Development Department is committed to maintaining essential construction activities and complying with state and local orders, while keeping the community and workers as safe as possible. Inspectors will be at each jobsite daily and may manage any jobsite that the project manager fails to manage. Penalties may result in red tags, fines, stop work orders, indefinite work stoppage until the Order is lifted, or other official police action.

   Rules for the Construction Industry - ENGLISH
   Rules for the Construction Industry - SPANISH   

The documents linked above clarify the Order issued by Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins on March 29, 2020.  All contractors must read the Rules and comply in order to continue working in the City of University Park.

Please note key requirements of the Order:

  • A COVID-19 safety monitor must be on each site to take temperatures of workers and visitors and has the authority to enforce Order requirements. The safety monitor must be on site at all times workers are present.
  • Soap, water, and hand sanitizer must be present on the job site.
  • No more than one trade is allowed on site and must maintain social distancing requirements as much as safely   possible.
  • Gathering for meals and breaks is prohibited, as well as sharing water coolers.

At this time, only new residential projects, most commercial projects, and critical replacement and repair work will be permitted and inspected. Any work on existing structures that is not required to maintain a dwelling in a habitable state in compliance with the minimum occupancy standards may not be issued a permit, such as pools, fences, landscaping, remodels, additions, flatwork, and similar. Inspections of occupied houses will only be performed on emergency repairs that include live gas and electricity connections.

Please contact Community Development at 214-987-5411 if you have questions.

March 24, 2020
The City of University Park has activated a critical services model due to COVID-19. All essential public safety services are continuing to operate without disruption. The 911 Dispatch Center located at City Hall also continues to take walk-in traffic 24 hours a day.

Please take note of the following operational impacts for Community Development:

  • Building inspection procedures have been modified. Call 214-987-5411 for more information.
  • The Peek Service Center located at 4420 Worcola is not accepting walk-in business.

A full list of service disruptions can be found here. 


4420 Worcola
Dallas, TX 75206
Phone: 214-987-5411 

Hours: Monday through Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Inspector Phone Availability: 8:30 - 9 a.m. & 3:30 - 4 p.m.

The Community Development Department’s primary responsibilities are the administration of building codes and zoning ordinances, and to help ensure the safety and welfare of the general public through proper enforcement of these regulations. The department is responsible for the following city services: