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The parking permit process is handled electronically by contacting via Dawn Kossmann by email or in person at the Police Administration Office on the second floor of City Hall, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For any questions or assistance, call Dawn at 214-987-5355. 

For temporary paper parking permits, dial 214-363-3000. Temporary permits are delivered 24/7. Thank you for your cooperation!

The parking districts near SMU, the Park Cities YMCA, and 3000 block of Rosedale all expire December 31 of each year.  New stickers and hangtags are available October 1.

The parking district near Highland Park High School expires June 30 of each year.  New stickers and hangtags are available July 1.

The City of University Park has various Resident Parking Districts.

  • Neighborhoods near Highland Park High School 
  • Neighborhoods near Southern Methodist University
  • Neighborhoods near the Moody Family YMCA

The City Council established the districts so that residents living near either campus have available on-street parking. Residents who park at curbside during restricted hours must display a special parking sticker on their vehicles. Vehicles without a sticker are subject to citation.

Resident Parking District Hours
  • Near Highland Park High School – 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. (school days)
  • Near SMU – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday (year-round) 
  • The 2800-2900 blocks of Dyer, the 2800-3000 blocks of McFarlin and the 2900 block of Fondren are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (seven days a week, year-round)
  • Near YMCA – Anytime Monday-Friday (year-round), Midnight to 6 p.m. on Saturdays, and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays

To download an application for resident parking district stickers, click here.

Residents who live inside the boundaries of any of these districts and want stickers must:

  • Complete an application, scan the proper documentation and email them to Dawn Kossmann. Call 214-987-5355 for further assistance if necessary.
  • Proof of residency is required to obtain stickers - Scan a document containing your name and University Park address. That address must be inside the boundaries of your parking district. Proof of residency is demonstrated with a valid Texas Driver License or ID Card, current electric, phone or water bill (within the last 60 days), or current lease agreement or insurance policy.  
  • All applicants renting property in a parking districts must provide a copy of their current lease for review by staff.  

Stickers for all parking districts are renewed annually. 

Parking District Guidelines
  • The stickers are free.
  • Two stickers are provided per address.
  • The stickers are color-coded to differentiate the High School district, the two geographic areas that comprise the SMU districts (Hillcrest West and Hillcrest East) and the YMCA district.
  • During restricted hours, residents of one parking district are not eligible to park their vehicles at curbside inside the boundaries of other parking districts.
  • Clearly identifiable service vehicles, marked or not, do not need stickers.
  • High School area Resident Parking District: Stickers will not be provided for high school students, HPISD volunteers or PTA members who have on-campus business.
  • SMU area Resident Parking District: Stickers will not be provided for SMU students, faculty and staff (unless they reside inside one of the districts) or visitors to the university.
  • Stickers are not transferable. If a resident sells a vehicle, or a lease vehicle is returned, the resident is responsible for removing the sticker and obtaining a replacement sticker for the new vehicle.
  • Stickers are valid only when they are permanently affixed to the OUTSIDE of the vehicle (lower left-hand corner of the rear window)
  • As a courtesy to others, park with traffic at all times.  It is illegal in Texas to park facing oncoming traffic.
Year-long Visitor Parking Passes  

UPPD issues year-long parking placards (two per household) to residents who live inside any of the City's Residential Parking Districts.
  • Annual visitor parking placards are free of charge.
  • To obtain annual parking stickers and visitor placards, residents must show proof of residency - Valid Texas Driver License or ID Card, current electric, phone or water bill (within the last 60 days), or current lease agreement or insurance policy.  Come to UPPD Administration, 3800 University Blvd.  Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • All visitor placards will expire on December 31, 2021.
  • Parking District residents who need temporary parking passes for a planned party or other gatherings where curbside parking is needed can make arrangements by calling 214-363-3000. 
  • Annual visitor parking passes are color-coded for use inside that particular district only.  

High School Resident Parking District Boundaries and Map
  • 4100 block of Lovers Lane 
  • 4100 to 4199 Hyer and the north side of the 4300 block of Hyer
  • 4100 and 4300 blocks of Grassmere
  • 4100, 4300 and 4400 blocks of Druid
  • 4100, 4300 and 4400 blocks of Glenwick
  • 4100 to 4400 Emerson
  • 6600 block of Westchester (east side of the street from Emerson to the alley south of the High School parking garage) 
  • The east side of the 6800 and 6900 blocks of Westchester

To download the Map of the High School area parking district, click here.

SMU area Parking District Boundaries and Map

Hillcrest West

  • Both sides of the 3400 block of Asbury, and the north side only of the 3500 block of Asbury 
  • 5900-6000 blocks of Auburndale
  • 3400 block of Binkley from the north/south alley west of Hillcrest to Key Street
  • 3400 block of Granada from the north/south alley west of Hillcrest to Key Street
  • 3400 block of Haynie
  • 5900-6100 blocks of Hillcrest
  • The 3400-3600 blocks of McFarlin
  • 3400 block of Normandy, except the south side west from Hillcrest a distance of 215 feet 
  • 3400 block of Shenandoah
  • 3400 block of University 

To download the Map of the SMU (Hillcrest West) parking district, click here.

Hillcrest East

  • 6600, 6700 and 6800 blocks of Airline, and 6804 and 6810 Airline 
  • 3000 and 3100 blocks of Daniel
  • 2800 and 2900 blocks of Dyer
  • 2900 block of Fondren 
  • 2800-3000 blocks of McFarlin
  • 3000-3300 blocks of Milton
  • 3200 block of Rankin - Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
  • 3100-3300 blocks of Rosedale - Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • 2900-3000 blocks of University 

To download the Map of the SMU (Hillcrest East) and R parking districts, click here.

(Note: Map indicates the locations of all fire lanes and 15-minute no-parking zones that are inside district boundaries.)

R Parking District
  • 3000 block of Rosedale - 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily

YMCA Parking District Boundaries and Map
  • 6101 St. Andrews
  • 6000 block of Connerly, eastern portion 
  • 4005-4007 Normandy and the eastern side of the 6000 block of Normandy
  • 3400 block of Shenandoah and the northern portion of the 4000 block of Shenandoah

To download the Map of the YMCA parking district, click here.