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Active Transportation

The goal of Bike|Walk Denton is to provide safe and convenient transportation options for you to choose to walk or ride your bike to get around Denton. The program focuses not just on infrastructure, but also safety, education, and outreach to give people the proper tools to safely ride and walk.

(940) 349-7718
BikeWalkDenton@cityofdenton.com
215 E. McKinney St., Denton, TX 76201

Go to Bike and Walk Denton Page
Airport

Denton Enterprise Airport (DTO) is the premier general aviation facility for North Texas, offering a full range of aeronautic services. DTO serves a number of major companies for transportation of cargo, personnel, vendors, and prospective clients. The Airport is also the base of operations for law enforcement and search and rescue operations, including CareFlite.

(940) 349-7736
Airport@cityofdenton.com
5000 Airport Rd., Denton, TX 76207

Go to Airport page
Animal Services

Animal Services officers act as the local health and animal control authority within the City of Denton. Their scope of duties fall under Chapter 6 of the City of Denton Code of Ordinances as well as various Chapters of the Health and Safety Code. Services are available 24 hours a day with an on-call officer available for dispatch for emergency calls outside our normal working hours.

(940) 349-7594
AnimalServices@cityofdenton.com
3717 N. Elm St., Denton, TX 76207

Go to Animal Services page
Building Inspections

Building Inspections monitors compliance with the City of Denton’s building codes, ordinances and amendments. The division is responsible for issuing permits, reviewing plans and performing inspections on all aspects of the building process to verify compliance with building codes. These codes are designed specifically to ensure the safety of the structure.

(940) 349-8360
Building@cityofdenton.com
215 W. Hickory St., Denton, TX 76201

Go to Permits & Licenses Page
City Manager's Office

The City Manager is responsible for the efficient and effective implementation of Council policies and priorities throughout city government. We accomplish this responsibility by coordinating the official business of the City Council, by providing leadership and direction to the City organization, by conducting municipal and special elections, by maintaining the official records of the city, by responding to requests for information and assistance. The City Manager and staff act as liaisons among City Council, citizens and City organizations.

(940) 349-8307
CMO@cityofdenton.com
215 E. McKinney St., Ste 100, Denton, TX 76201

Go to City Officials Page
City Secretary's Office

The City Secretary attends and records all City Council meetings, conducts City elections, and administers oaths of office to council members and other City officials. The city secretary is the custodian of City records and coordinates public information requests.

(940) 349-8309
CitySecretary@cityofdenton.com
215 E. McKinney St., Ste 100, Denton, TX 76201

Go to Open Records Request Page
Community Development

Community Development uses citizen input and local service agency guidance to develop and implement programs and projects designed to assist low and moderate-income households and revitalize distressed neighborhoods.

(940) 349-7726
CommunityDevelopment@cityofdenton.com
601 E. Hickory St., Denton, TX 76205

Go to Community Development page
Community Improvement

Community Improvement Services works with residents and businesses to preserve the health, beauty, safety, and property values of the community through compliance with City code.

(940) 349-8743
CIS@cityofdenton.com
601 E. Hickory St., Denton, TX 76205

Go to Property Maintenance Page
Consumer Health

The Consumer Health Division manages the food service industry and public health issues, including public and semi-public swimming pools located within the city. The city currently hosts an ever-growing number of restaurants and food establishments. Included in this are all fixed restaurants, convenience stores, delis, grocery stores, school cafeterias, food cart vendors and mobile food units. The Consumer Health Division inspects these places for public safety and sanitation.

(940) 349-8360
Health@cityofdenton.com
215 W. Hickory St., Denton, TX 76201

Go to Health Permits Page
Customer Service

Customer Service’s mission is to help, serve, and educate the City’s customers. The department works with residents and businesses to set up utility services, manage their accounts, and pay their bills.

(940) 349-8700
CustomerService@cityofdenton.com
601 E. Hickory St., Denton, TX 76205

Go to Pay My Bill Page
Denton Municipal Electric

Denton Municipal Electric (DME) is owned by the residents of Denton, which makes us your hometown electric provider. Since 1905, DME has maintained the highest quality of service for our friends and neighbors in the greater Denton area.

(940) 349-8700
CustomerService@cityofdenton.com
601 E. Hickory St., Denton, TX 76205

Go to Denton Municipal Electric page
Denton Television

Denton Television (DTV) is the City’s government access channel available through Frontier FiOS channel 38, Charter channel 194, and Grande channel 12. DTV is also streamed live 24/7 on the City’s website. Programming includes City Council meetings, public meetings, DTV Newsbreak, Denton’s Dirty Jobs, and educational programming about City departments and initiatives. Video programs produced by DTV are also available on the City’s YouTube channel.

(940) 349-7272
DTV@cityofdenton.com
215 E. McKinney St., Ste 700, Denton, TX 76201

Go to DTV Page
Development Services

Development Services includes Planning, Development Review, Gas Well Inspections, and Building Inspections Divisions. Together, these divisions provide growth management and development review, neighborhood preservation and revitalization, property inspection and maintenance, and other programs and services intended to ensure the healthy, safety, and quality of life of residents.

(940) 349-8541
Development@cityofdenton.com
215 W. Hickory St., Denton, TX 76201

Go to Development Services page
Economic Development

Economic Development promotes positive growth in Denton through business recruitment, retention and expansion of existing businesses, small business/entrepreneur support, strategic redevelopment, and international business and sister cities programs. The division works to build the tax base, generate increased sales tax revenue, and increase employment opportunities in Denton.

(940) 349-7776
ED@cityofdenton.com
215 E. McKinney St., Ste 400, Denton, TX 76201

Go to Economic Development page
Emergency Management

The Fire Department's Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is charged with coordinating the City of Denton's emergency management program. Activities include developing emergency plans, offering disaster preparedness training, conducting drills and exercises, and participating in public education programs. The program operates through the four phases of emergency management in order to properly prepare for disasters, coordinate response efforts, provide timely recovery assistance, and implement projects to try to prevent and/or lessen the impacts of disasters. OEM works with numerous public, private, and nonprofit agencies in order to help ensure the City of Denton is a safe place to live, work, and visit.

(940) 349-8836
DentonFire@cityofdenton.com
332 E. Hickory St., Denton, TX 76201

Go to Fire Page
Engineering Services

The Engineering Services Department consist of the Engineering, Development Review Engineering, Inspections and the Real Estate Division. The Engineering Services Department coordinates and manages the City's Capital Improvement Projects. Related services include, project development, real estate acquisition, design and data gathering, project management, construction inspection, and contract administration. The department assists with the review of development proposals in the areas of utilities, transportation, access management and drainage. The department also records plats and maintains record drawing information of infrastructure, standard details and benchmarking information.

(940) 349-8910
Engineering@cityofdenton.com
901-A Texas St., Denton, TX 76209

Go To Capital Improvement Program Page
Facilities Management

Facilities Management is responsible for the construction, preventative maintenance, and janitorial services for City buildings and facilities.

(940) 349-7200
FacilitiesManagement@cityofdenton.com
869 S. Woodrow Ln., Denton, TX 76205

Finance

The Finance Department is responsible for the communication of the City's policy, operational, and financial plans through the publication of the Annual Program of Services, Capital Improvement Program, and Comprehensive Annual Financial Report.

(940) 349-8566
Finance@cityofdenton.com
215 E. McKinney St., Ste 600, Denton, TX 76201

Go to Financial Transparency Page
Fire

The Fire Department is responsible for fire suppression, fire prevention, fire prevention education, emergency medical services, and disaster preparedness.

(940) 349-8840
DentonFire@cityofdenton.com
332 E. Hickory St., Denton, TX 76201

Go to Fire page
Fleet Services

Fleet Services, a division of the Transportation Department, provides all City-operating departments with total vehicle management, specifications, procurement, service and repair, as well as assisting Materials Management with asset disposal through online auction support. Fleet’s mission is to provide excellent customer service, maximize asset availability and provide safe and reliable vehicles and equipment for use in serving the community.

(940) 349-7400
FleetServices@cityofdenton.com
804 Texas St., Denton, TX 76209

Gas Well Inspections Division

The Gas Well Inspections Division provides a comprehensive plan designed to protect the health, safety, environment, and general welfare of the public, with well inspections.

(940) 349-8372
GasWells@cityofdenton.com
215 W. Hickory St., Denton, TX 76201

Go to Gas Well Inspections Page
Human Resources

Human Resources serves as a partner to departments within the organization to provide advice, support, and recommendations to effectively utilize and manage the City's most valuable asset - its people! Our strategic role is to provide an avenue by which managers can attract and retain quality employees. This includes a competitive compensation and benefits package, comprehensive recruiting program, cutting edge training program, progressive safety and wellness programs, helping build a culture of respect and inclusion, and recommending short-term and long-term human resource management.

(940) 349-8340
HR@cityofdenton.com
601 E. Hickory St., Denton, TX 76205

Go to Apply for a Job Page
Internal Audit

The Internal Audit Department’s reporting relationship was established by City Charter Section 6.04 and this department is the City’s independent appraisal function. The Internal Audit Department serves the public interest by providing independent and objective audits, reviews, and assessment. The Department promotes accountability throughout the City.

(940) 349-8158
InternalAudit@cityofdenton.com
215 E. McKinney St., Ste 500, Denton, TX 76201
 

Go to Internal Audit Page

The City Attorney’s Office represents the City of Denton and its authorized representatives in civil and administrative litigation, as well as the State of Texas in municipal court prosecutions. Criminal prosecutions, other than municipal court violations, are handled by the Denton County District Attorney.

(940) 349-8333
215 E. McKinney St., Ste 900, Denton, TX 76201

Library

Denton Public Library consists of three locations, a wide range of services and resources, and a variety of free classes and events for all ages. With a free library card, Denton residents are able to take advantage of public computers, quiet study rooms, online learning tools, job resources, eBooks, audiobooks, and much more.

(940) 349-8752
Library@cityofdenton.com
502 Oakland St., Denton, TX 76201

Go to Library page
Materials Management

Materials Management, a division of the Finance Department, consists of Purchasing and Distribution Center. Purchasing is designated as the central procurement and property disposal function for the City of Denton. Materials Management’s mission is to provide goods and services of the maximum value obtainable; to monitor market supply and demand for goods and services required by City departments; and to efficiently perform warehousing, inventory control, mail services, disposal of obsolete equipment, salvage, and Police impound items.

(940) 349-7100
Purchasing@cityofdenton.com / Whse@cityofdenton.com
901 Texas St., Denton, TX 76209

Go to Solicitation & Contracting Page
Municipal Court

Municipal Court processes Class C misdemeanor Criminal cases, including Traffic violations and City ordinance violations. Municipal Court is committed to providing quality customer service while executing administrative duties as set forth by law.

(940) 349-8331
601 E. Hickory St., Denton, TX 76205

Go to Municipal Court page
Parks & Recreation

The Parks & Recreation Department seeks to enrich lives and inspire play at the highest level of service. The department oversees 75 athletic fields, 30 parks, 27 miles of trails, 10 facilities, two pools, the water park, the dog park, and countless recreational activities.

(940) 349-7275
ParksnRec@cityofdenton.com
321 E. McKinney St., Denton, TX 76201

Go to Parks & Recreation page
Planning

The Planning Division facilitates land use and development activity for the City through development review, neighborhood preservation and revitalization, historic preservation, and long-range planning.

(940) 349-8541
Development@cityofdenton.com
215 W. Hickory St., Denton, TX 76201

Go to Development Services Page
Police

The mission of the Police Department is to enhance the quality of life in the community through excellent public service, protection of life and property, and impartial enforcement of the law.

(940) 349-8181
DentonPolice@cityofdenton.com
601 E. Hickory St., Denton, TX 76205

Go to Police page
Public Communications Office

The Public Communications Office serves to increase awareness of the City’s programs and services while promoting and protecting the City’s image. The department manages the City’s website and social media outlets. PCO also serves as the central communications resource for the City by maintaining the citywide communications plan, including policies, procedures, and guidelines.

(940) 349-8172
PCO@cityofdenton.com
215 E. McKinney St., Ste 700, Denton, TX 76201

Go to Stay Updated Page
Solid Waste

As Denton’s sole provider, the Solid Waste & Recycling Department is responsible for all residential and commercial trash and recycling collection. The department operates the cutting edge Landfill at ECO-W.E.R.C.S. Resource Recovery Park, which offers responsible waste management for the entire Denton community.

(940) 349-8700
SolidWaste@cityofdenton.com
1525 S. Mayhill Rd., Denton, TX 76208

Go to Solid Waste Page
Streets

The Streets Division is responsible for repairing potholes, minor street failures, sidewalk, curb and gutter repair, and utility cuts made by various franchises. Major street maintenance is also done (reconstruction including seal coating, overlays and heat scarification) to city streets.

(940) 349-7160
Streets@cityofdenton.com
901 Texas St., Denton, TX 76209

Go to Lane Closures & Detours Page
Sustainability

Sustainable Denton is committed to improving quality of life, protecting the environment, and creating economic opportunities for its citizens, businesses, and institutions.

Clear Creek Natural Heritage Center, GreenSense Energy Efficiency Rebates, Energy and Water Audits, Sustainability and Learn to Conserve Workshops, Denton Sustainable Schools, and numerous special events are just a few of the programs and projects that promote this goal in the community.

(940) 349-8202
SustainableDenton@cityofdenton.com
215 E. McKinney St., Ste 500, Denton, TX 76201

 

Go to Sustainable Denton Page
Technology Services

Technology Services provides leadership and technical direction to the various departments of the City of Denton. The Technology Services group is responsible for all system implementations, security, and the tactical and strategic planning for technology solutions and services to support the City functions and service delivery to the citizenry.

(940) 349-8562
TechServices@cityofdenton.com
601 E. Hickory St., Denton, TX 76205

Go to Open Data Page
Traffic

The Traffic Operations Division maintains all of the traffic signals within the Denton city limits. Traffic signs and pavement markings are also maintained by Traffic Operations on City of Denton roadways only.

(940) 349-8462 Monday-Friday 7 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.
Traffic@cityofdenton.com
901 Texas St., Denton, TX 76209

Go to Traffic page
Water Utilities

Water Utilities provides water, wastewater, and drainage services of the highest quality and at an affordable cost while striving for exceptional customer service and environmental stewardship.

(940) 349-8200
CustomerService@cityofdenton.com
901 Texas St., Denton, TX 76209

Go to Water Utilities page