FAQs

General Services

  • Currently there is not a fee to film on Addison, Texas property (Parks, Conference and Theatre Centre, municipal buildings, etc), but a valid permit is required. However, there may be some fees applied if police, fire or street closers are required. 

  • You will need both a permit from the Town of Addison as well as a permit from the Addison Airport. Contact information for the Airport permit may be obtained through Rob Bourestom at rbourestom@addisontx.gov.

  • Off-duty Addison police officers and fire personnel will be required to be with you at the film location if the shoot requires traffic control, street closures, crowd control, stunts, pyrotechnics, weapons and if actors would be portraying uniformed personnel. There may be other situations where Addison police and fire would be required. Each shoot will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

  • Contact Rob Bourestom at rbourestom@addisontx.gov and they will direct you to the appropriate person in the Addison Police Department.

  • Yes, a student film shoot does require a permit. Student films must submit a letter on school letterhead signed by the instructor or another school representative. Student film shoots have the same insurance requirements.

  • Please allow 2-3 working days to process a permit depending on the complexity of the shoot.

  • The Addison General Services Department currently maintains 19 different facilities across the Town. See a map of all of our locations.

  • Approximately 800,000 KWH

  • As of October 2020, we operate and maintain 200+ vehicles/equipment.

  • All preventative maintenance and repairs are done at the Service Center fleet shop by ASE Certified fleet technicians through a shared services interlocal agreement with the City of Carrollton.

  • We use Hybrid Electric Vehicles where applicable and utilizing coolant, freon & cleaning solvent recycling machines.

  • We use higher SEER rated HVAC equipment, Low-E windows, compact fluorescent bulbs, T-8 and T-5 lighting, use low VOC & recyclable products.

Human Resources

  • Receipt of your application will be acknowledged by email. Applications are then reviewed by the department which has an opening. Those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted by phone.

  • Some management positions have residency requirements of 15 air miles proximity to Addison. However, most jobs do not have that requirement. The Town of Addison is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, sex, color, national origin, citizenship, disability, veteran’s status, genetic information, or other unlawful basis.

  • The Town of Addison accepts online and in-person applications for current job openings only. Positions are open until filled. View current job openings here. You may also contact Human Resources at 972-450-2817 to have an application scanned, faxed, or mailed to you. You can also pick up an application in Human Resources, located at 5300 Belt Line Road, Dallas, TX 75254. 

  • All Town of Addison job opportunities are open until filled unless stated otherwise. All positions are subject to close without notice. 

  • Find current job openings here.

  • All candidates interviewed for a position will be notified whether or not they are going forward in the hiring process. For the selected finalist from the interview process, they will receive a conditional job offer, subject to passing a physical exam and drug screen, reference check with previous employers, and a background check for criminal history and driving record. Some positions require a credit check also. 

  • You may submit another application through your online profile with NEOGOV to apply for the new job opening. You may access your online profile by visiting the Current Job Openings page. 

  • To complete a verification of employment, please call or email Alex Juarez at 972-450-2839 or ajuarez@addisontx.gov. You may also fax the verification of employment request to 972-450-2835.

  • To apply to the Addison Fire Department, please go to the Current Job Openings page and complete an online application with your attached resume and letter of interest. 

  • To apply to the Addison Police Department, please go to the Police Department page under Career Opportunities and complete a Personal History Statement. 

  • You will need the following documents to apply to become a Police Officer:

    • Copy of your Social Security card.
    • Original certified copy of your birth certificate. (No photocopy)
    • Copy of your valid Texas driver license or a copy of another State’s driver license.
    • Copy of your High School diploma or GED certificate.
    • Sealed original certified copy of your college transcript, if applicable. (No photocopy)
    • Photocopy of your college diploma, if applicable.
    • Copy of current proof of automobile liability insurance.
    • Copy of your Texas peace officer license and all training certificates awarded to you, if applicable.
    • Copy of your DD-214, if applicable. Must possess an honorable discharge.
    • Original certified copy of your Naturalization papers, if applicable. (No photocopy)
    • Copy of your Peace Officer Certificate from your police academy, if applicable.
  • You will need the following documents for civilian employment:

    • Copy of your Social Security card.
    • Original certified copy of your birth certificate. (No photocopy)
    • Copy of your valid Texas driver license or a copy of another State’s driver license.
    • Copy of your High School diploma or GED certificate.
    • Sealed original certified copy of your college transcript, if applicable. (No photocopy)
    • Photocopy of your college diploma, if applicable.
    • Copy of current proof of automobile liability insurance.
    • Copy of your DD-214, if applicable. Must possess an honorable discharge.
    • Original certified copy of your Naturalization papers, if applicable. (No photocopy) 

Midway Road Revitalization

  • We are revitalizing Midway Road from Spring Valley Road to Keller Springs Road.  The project includes:

    • Paving improvements
    • Drainage, water, and sanitary sewer line improvements
    • Traffic signal and street lighting upgrades
    • Landscape and irrigation upgrades
    • 10-foot side path trail on the west side from Spring Valley to Belt Line Road
    • Connecting to the Cotton Belt Trail adjacent to the Wheeler Bridge at Arapaho Road
  • The entire project will take approximately three years to complete (estimated completion 2024).

    Construction is slated to begin in late January 2021.  The first phase of the project is the intersection of Midway and Belt Line, which is estimated to take approximately 6 months to complete.  Phase 2 will be improvements from Spring Valley to Belt Line and Phase 3 will be improvements from Belt Line to Keller Springs.

  • Construction is slated to begin in late January 2021.  The first phase of the project is the intersection of Midway and Belt Line, which is estimated to take approximately 6 months to complete.  Phase 2 will be the improvements from Spring Valley to Belt Line and Phase 3 will be the improvements from Belt Line to Keller Springs.  The entire project is scheduled for completion within three years.

  • You can register for email updates here or text Midway to 888-777 to sign up for email updates.  If you have specific questions, please email MidwayInfo@addisontx.gov.  You can find more project details at addisontexas.net/midway.

  • At its December 8, 2020 meeting, the City Council approved a contract with Tiseo Paving Company for construction services.  The Town has hired an internal project management team to help manage the overall construction process.

    You can watch the Council's Tiseo award discussion here.

  • As part of the contract, the contractor is required to have all three lanes, in each direction open on Belt Line Road during the event.

  • Construction will require lane closures, but every business will have continuous access to their property throughout the project.  The project sequencing was defined in the proposal to minimize the overall impact to businesses and the traveling public.  Although the overall project may take slightly longer to complete, the impact on any individual property will be greatly reduced.

  • There will be times when utility lines will need to be switched from the old lines to the new lines.  We will coordinate these planned interruptions with customers to schedule a mutually convenient time.

  • There are no planned internet outages as part of this project; however, internet cable locations are typically not clearly marked in the field and buried just below the surface. The contractor will do their best to avoid any interruptions when digging but will address any accidental disruptions as quickly as possible.

  • We are working with our partners at DART to relocate bus stops and explore possible alternate routes.  We will add that information to the project page when it is available.  www.addisontexas.net/midway.

  • As part of the revitalization of Midway Road, the Town is adding a 10-foot wide, ADA compliant, two-way hike and bike trail from Spring Valley Road to the DART Silver Line Trail connection.  In addition to planting new Live Oak and male Chinese Pistache trees, the Town will be adding enhanced landscaping throughout the corridor that consists of either native or adapted plants that have been proven to thrive in Addison, a green space buffer between the street and the trail for enhanced trail safety, and wider medians which offer a better environment for the newly planted trees to grow.

  • In 2018, Addison engaged a professional arborist to evaluate the health of all the trees along Midway Road.  The arborist rated trees based on their health (age, density, deadwood, etc.) and its structure (root issues, internal decay, etc.).  It was his professional opinion that the construction of the trail would negatively impact the trees in front of Greenhill towers, as well other trees along the Midway Road, and recommended they be removed.

  • In addition to planting new Live Oak and male Chinese Pistache trees, the Town will be adding enhanced landscaping throughout the corridor that consists of either native or adapted plants that have been proven to thrive in Addison, a green space buffer between the street and the trail for enhanced trail safety, and wider medians which offers a better environment for the newly planted trees to grow.

    The trees the Town installs will have with 3–4-inch radius trunks and be 10-12 feet tall. According to the arborist, this tree size is the optimal size for taking root and growing rapidly in Texas soils and these trees are expected to grow 12-18” a year.  In five years, the trees will be approximately 15’ - 20’ tall and in 10 years they would be 20’ - 27’ tall. Trees will not be replaced on a 1:1 ratio, but rather spaced appropriately to allow them to grow to their full potential.

    Addison is planning to adhere to the current horticulture practice regarding Chinese Pistache trees and will only be planting the male species that does not flower.

  • The 10-foot-wide trail envisioned along Midway Road brings the corridor into ADA compliance and allows for two-way hike and bike traffic. It is designed to adhere to the design standards set forth by the American Association of Highway and Traffic Officials (AASHTO) which is not only an industry best practice for trail safety but was also a requirement of the funding agreement with Dallas County for the project.  

    The trail will begin at Spring Valley Road and become part of a regional trail system when it connects to the trail system being constructed adjacent to the DART Silver Line.  Improving the trail system throughout Addison was a priority voiced by the community in the Town’s 2017 Citizen Survey and more recently as part of the development of a Trails Master Plan.

Municipal Court

  • No, you may retain an attorney but you do not have to have one. As this is a fine only offense the court will not appoint an attorney.

  • Typically only the prosecutor may dismiss a citation. Some citations that are dismissed by the Court are 1) Failure to Provide Financial Responsibility: This citation may be dismissed if the defendant can bring his/her original insurance policy to the Court that shows liability coverage on the date and time that the citation was issued. The policy must have a declarations page that specifies that either the vehicle or defendant was covered on the date and time of the offense. 2) Failure to Display Driver's License: If the defendant can produce a Texas driver's license that was current on the date and time of the offense, the Court may dismiss the citation for this particular offense. 3) Expired Violations: If you are charged with expired drivers license or registration these may be dismissed by the Court.

  • The law provides two alternatives designed to keep citations from adversely affecting your driving record. These programs are Deferred Disposition and Defensive Driving. Deferred Disposition is associated with an administrative fee and a probation period in lieu of the fine. Defensive Driving allows you to pay court costs and an administrative fee, and take a state approved driver's safety course for the dismissal of your citation.

  • Yes, the Court allows you to set up a payment plan for outstanding citations. You may not be eligible for this option if you have previously defaulted on a payment plan. The Court Clerk will give you more detailed instructions on this option upon requesting it at the customer service windows at the Court. If you are unable to pay the fine and cost for any reason you should come to court to explain those reasons to the Judge. A form is online to provide information to the Judge which will be considered in determining whether you should pay. 

  • You must file a motion for a continuance stating the reasons you cannot appear. This can be in the form of a letter addressed to the Court.

  • If you are unable to pay the fine and cost for any reason you should come to court to explain those reasons to the Judge. A form is online to provide information to the Judge which will be considered in determining whether you should pay. If you delay you will only make matters worse and you may subject yourself to being arrested because you ignored your promise to appear.

  • Not necessarily. The Judge performs all judicial functions by law and can only delegate clerical duties to the clerks. Therefore all decisions on matters must be decided by a Judge and not the clerk.

Parks and Recreation

  • Call the Parks Department at 972-450-2851.

  • No, there is no boating or swimming allowed in Addison's ponds.

  • No. Alcohol is not allowed in Addison Parks by Ordinance.

  • Yes, you can.

  • No, you can't. No motorized vehicles are allowed in Addison parks.

  • No person shall ride or use any skateboard within 200 feet of, in, or around a public fountain, pavilion, municipal building, or other city-owned structure. This ordinance does not apply to the Les Lacs Linear Park, which is located in and around the Les Lacs subdivision and at 3901 Beltway in Addison, Texas.

  • Yes, you can.

  •  Addison dog parks are closed one day a week for overall turf health and for weekly maintenance which may include (fertilizer/herbicide application, soil aeration, repair work, and equipment maintenance)  For the safety of your pet, yourself, and the dog park do not enter the park if the gates are locked or signage is placed on the gates identifying the park as closed. 

    Parks staff also closes the dog parks immediately after wet conditions to prevent damage to the turf and to allow the soil to dry.

    You can find out the status of your favorite dog park here.

  • Only Addison residents and Addison businesses may rent the pavilion. For more information, you can find the Pavilion Reservation Form in the Forms section.

  • Of course, however per Addison ordinance, all dogs must remain on a leash and you must pick up after your animal. Addison provides pet waste baggies at pet waste stations in each park. Please take only what you need for your walk and dispose of the baggies in a trash receptacle. This is the law.

  • Animal Control can be contacted at 972-450-2851.

  • All Addison parks are open from 5am-11pm.

  • Call the Parks Department at 972-450-2851.

Police Careers

  • Applicants must meet the licensing requirements set by TCOLE. All traffic tickets and drug usage instances are evaluated on a case by case basis. 

  • Since we are not Civil Service, we do not offer Military Service Points. 

  • Police applicants may purchase a test preparation guide directly from the test provider by visiting http://www.bannonandassociates.com/

    The written examination is scheduled by appointment only. To schedule an exam, please contact 972-450-7100 or email policecareers@addisontx.gov

  • Patrol Officers work twelve-hour shifts. 

  • Field training lasts approximately 17 weeks.

  • It depends on your schedule and the schedule of the background investigator, but it typically takes a few months. 

  • Most specialty assignments require at least two years in patrol or two years of Law Enforcement experience. 

  • No, the Addison Police Department is an At-Will agency. 

  • Currently, the Addison Police Department does not use an obstacle course or Cooper test for its applicants. Instead, we have a physical exam based on Texas DPS standard rowing test

  • The Addison Police Department provides your uniforms, weapon, and almost all of the needed equipment. 

  • Visible tattoos are generally allowed in uniform under the following restrictions:

    1. Tattoos on the head, face, neck, and hands are generally prohibited.
    2. Tattoos on the arms must stop at the wrist, and not be visible when wearing long sleeves.
    3. If deemed offensive, tattoos may be ordered to remain covered.
  • We do periodic Saturday tests, but in order to better accommodate our applicant's work/school schedules, our testing is usually by appointment only. Please contact 972-450-7100 or email policecareers@addisontx.gov for more information and to schedule a test. 

  • Currently, we use the Denton Public Safety Training Center's Academy (Denton) and the North Central Texas Council of Government's Regional Police Academy (Arlington).

Police Department

  • The Addison Police Department operates 24/7, and no appointment is necessary to file a police report.  You can come to the police department in person or call 972-450-7156 and arrange for an officer to contact you.

  • 9-1-1 is appropriate for any life-threatening emergency, or to report a crime-in-progress. For non-emergencies, please use 972-450-7156.

  • Information on current openings can be found on the Join Our Team web page.

  • You can register your alarm and edit your information at AddisonAlarmRegistration.com. If you have any problems, please call (855) 732-9022.

  • Alarm permits are valid for one year. You can register your alarm at AddisonAlarmRegistration.com

  • Resident Registration:  $0

    Business Registration:  $50

    1-3 false alarms: FREE
    4-5 false alarms: $50
    6-7 false alarms: $75
    8+ false alarms: $100

    You will receive three free false alarms in the preceding 12-month period but will be charged a fine for additional false alarms. If you do not register your alarm, you will be fined $100 for the first false alarm. If you register your system within 30 days of the violation, that fee will be waived.

    You can register your alarm at AddisonAlarmRegistration.com

  • Each false panic/robbery/hold-up alarm at a location will result in a $75 fee.

    There are no free false panic/robbery/hold-up alarms.

  • If you operate an alarm system you will need a permit, even if the alarm is not monitored by an alarm company.  You can register your alarm at AddisonAlarmRegistration.com

    "A person who owns or exercises control over any dwelling or any business and who desires to operate an alarm system at the dwelling or the business shall obtain a permit to operate the alarm system from the chief of police."

  • You will not be charged for alarms resulting from criminal activity or other real emergencies.

  • Yes.

    Any dog or cat four months of age or older must be registered with Animal Control. No dog or cat can be registered until it has a current rabies vaccination.

    There is a $3.00 fee if your animal is spayed/neutered/under 1 year of age; or a $5.00 fee if the animal is unaltered and over 1 year of age

    This can be done by mail or in person at the Addison Police Dept, 4799 Airport Pkwy, 972-450-2845. If mailing, include a check and a copy of the latest proof of vaccination. In person, please provide a check and proof of vaccination.

  • Yes, in most cases your dog must be on a leash.  The only exception is if the dog is being held in the hands of the owner, or contained within a fenced area, building, or other enclosed structure.  

Sam's Club Special Area Study

  • This project is the continuation, expansion, and update of a study carried out in 2014 and 2015 by the Town of Addison.  Its focus is the appropriate redevelopment and reuse of the commercial properties at the western frontage of Midway Road, between Belt Line and Hornet Road. This study area includes the former Sam’s Club site, which has since been redeveloped to support the Addison Grove neighborhood. During its March 23 Work Session, Council discussed the Sam's Club Special Area Study that was initiated in 2014.

    This study retained the Sam’s Club name in order to maintain a connection to the past work that was performed. As this project advances, it is anticipated that it will be rebranded to reflect the community’s vision for this area.

    Click here to Sign Up for Project Email Updates.

  • Sams Club Area Map

  • Due to the varied conditions of the study area, redevelopment and adaptive reuse of properties will occur incrementally, over time. To support a cohesive pattern of redevelopment, this study will establish a consensus vision and planning framework that addresses:

    • Desired land use patterns and housing types
    • Street, sidewalk, and trail connectivity
    • Parks, open space, and civic spaces
    • Transitions to surrounding neighborhoods and businesses

    The policy recommendations of this study will be used by the Town to guide future land use and zoning decisions, and to identify needed private and public investment in infrastructure and social amenities, such as parks, trails, and civic spaces.

  • The study will be executed in three phases over a six-month period. These phases include:

    • Phase 1 will include an assessment of existing and anticipated demographic, economic, and site conditions and will shape a unified strategic direction for the project that is informed by community input.
    • Phase 2 will introduce potential development concepts that are intended to update and refine past study outcomes, and to provide strategic direction for new additions to the study area.
    • Phase 3 will produce final development concepts and an implementation strategy for the project. A final report document will be shared for public review.

    Stakeholder and public engagement will occur throughout the duration of the project, culminating in a public review process with P & Z and City Council.

    Sams Club Special Area Study Process Diagram

     

     

  • Community involvement is a critical component of this planning process. Opportunities to provide feedback include:

    1. Community Open House Events: The first Open House, which occurred on June 10th, presented the project team’s analysis of current conditions and served as an opportunity for the community to share ideas, concerns and feedback on the future of the area.The second Open House, anticipated for August, will share preliminary recommendations and obtain community feedback so these recommendations can be refined before a final plan is completed.
    2. Project Advisory Committee: The City Council has appointed an Advisory Committee for this project that includes Addison residents as well as property and business owners.  These community members will work together to review the consultant team’s analysis and develop recommendations for the area’s future. The first advisory committee meeting occured on Thursday, June 3rd. The next committee meeting will be on Thursday, August 5th at 6 pm at the Addison TreeHouse.
    3. Online Surveys: There will be two online surveys, also available to any interested person.  The first survey was designed to obtain initial ideas and suggestions about the future of this area.  The second survey will be available around the time of the second Open House and will also focus on obtaining feedback on the study’s preliminary recommendations.
    4. Informal Outreach Activities: Town staff is available to present to community groups and HOA meetings upon request. As the project advances, informal popup engagement events may be executed to supplement formal engagement efforts.
    5. Planning and Zoning Commission and City Council Public Hearings: City leadership will hold public hearings on the study’s recommendations at the conclusion of the planning process. This process is anticipated to begin in late October. 

    Click here to Sign Up for Project Email Updates.

  • At its April 27th meeting, the Council appointed 14 residents to serve on an Advisory Committee that will inform and advise the planning process and to support outreach efforts to Addison residents, the business community, and other key stakeholder groups:

    • Al Cioffi (Willesen)
    • Nancy Craig (Hughes)
    • Eileen Resnik (Chow)
    • Lorrie Semler (Chow)
    • Susan Halpern (Quintanilla)
    • Peter Jessiman (Walden)
    • Judy Lindloff (Hughes)
    • Steve Loras (Ward)
    • Susan Milholland (Quintanilla)
    • Austen Spoonts (Willesen)
    • Marvin Perez (Braun)
    • Ron Whitehead (Ward)
    • Nancy Williams (Walden)
    • Kathie Wood (Braun)

    Additionally, representatives for several study area business property owners were appointed to serve on the committee. These include:

    • Alex McCutchin (Midway Square)
    • Bill Park and Bob Mencke (Starbucks and Nate’s)
    • Dan Stansbury (Office in the Park)

    The project advisory committee will meet three times over the course of the six-month project schedule and will also participate in the two Community Open House events that are programmed for the project.

  • Also at its April 27th meeting, the City Council approved a $132,000 contract with Dallas-based urban planning and facilitation firm Strategic Community Solutions, LLC who served as the project manager for the initial planning process in 2015. Strategic Community solutions will work with Town staff to facilitate the visioning process.

Search Tips and Tricks

  • Yes.  The website indexes web pages as well as PDFs, Microsoft Office documents, and text documents.

  • No.  By default, the search results will show matches for any word within the phrase.  In this example, you would receive results for all web pages and documents that contained either the word alarm or the word permit or both.

    In order to search on an exact phrase, enclose your search phrase in quotations.  The search results for "alarm permit" will show matches for that exact phrase.

  • Yes.   You can exclude words by using the minus sign (-).   In order to find the results of all pages that have alarm in the result but not permit, you would search for alarm -permit.

Special Events

  • All major festivals and events are held at Addison Circle Park, 4970 Addison Circle Drive. Vitruvian Park Events are located at 3966 Vitruvian Way.

    For specific dates and schedules visit the event website.

  • Free general parking is provided for Taste Addison, Addison Kaboom Town!®, Addison Oktoberfest and Addison After Dark.

    For specific parking locations visit the event website.

  • Addison Kaboom Town! ®, Addison After Dark and Vitruvian Park events are free events and tickets are not required.

    There are several ticket packages offered to attend Taste Addison and Addison Oktoberfest. Visit the event website below to pick the perfect ticket for you!

  • All bags will be searched and metal detectors are used. Please leave prohibited items at home or in your vehicle to avoid delayed entry. Visit the event website for specific lists of permitted and prohibited items, as some rules may vary.

  • NO pets are allowed at Taste Addison, Addison Kaboom Town!®, and Addison Oktoberfest. Only trained service animals will be permitted. The tasks performed by the service animal must be directly related to the person's disability. All service animals must remain on a leash or harness and may not be left unattended. 

    Pets and service animals are welcome at Addison After Dark and Vitruvian Park events. All animals must remain on a leash or harness and may not be left unattended. Owner is responsible for proper disposal of all pet waste.

  • Video surveillance cameras are used in Addison Circle Park. An official photographer will be taking photos throughout the festival grounds so patrons attending the event may be pictured in event marketing materials. Patrons may not record the headline entertainment or musical acts. 

  • Addison strives to make Addison Circle Park as ADA-Friendly as possible, but not all areas are easily accessible with a wheelchair or stroller. Please be aware that much of the park is natural terrain, with uneven surfaces and the potential for mud. Accessible restrooms are available in the park.

  • All Addison festivals are rain or shine, subject to change or cancellation by Addison for extreme weather or other risk to public safety. Ticket sales are final and no refunds or exchanges will be issued, except in the event of festival cancellation or if otherwise stated in the specific refund policy for that festival. Tickets cannot be replaced if lost, stolen or destroyed. Connect with us on social media for the latest updates.

    For specific refund policies, visit the event website.

     

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