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Special Event Parking

Special Event Parking Logo with the letter PWith the growth of Arlington’s Entertainment District, the City faces new challenges regarding traffic management and public safety. The City of Arlington wants to continue to ensure our residents, businesses, and visitors have the best possible experience when visiting our Entertainment District.

Looking for information on how business owners and operators can obtain Special Event Parking Permits?

DO NOT RESTRIPE YOUR PARKING LOT WITHOUT FIRST CONSULTING WITH CITY STAFF. The Entertainment District Zoning Overlay prohibits “overparking” – adding more parking spaces than is necessary for the use at the property – without administrative approval. Restriping a lot without completing a zoning site plan review process will be considered a zoning violation and is subject to fines.

The Arlington City Council approved an ordinance regulating Special Event Parking. To charge for parking during special events, a permit is now required. Please click on the links below for more information, fees, and an application.

You are REQUIRED to have a valid Texas Sales Tax Permit in order to obtain a Special Event Parking Permit. To apply for a permit, visit www.window.state.tx.us/taxpermit . PLEASE ALLOW 2-3 WEEKS TO RECEIVE YOUR SALES TAX PERMIT.

Contact Information

Gincy Thoppil, AICP
Assistant Director of Land Development
817-459-6662
Gincy.Thoppil@arlingtontx.gov