Welcome to the Town of Highland Park, Texas! As a new resident, there may be some information you need to know to get settled here. Here are some of the links and contact information for items we believe you may need to get your utilities up and running, or update your personal information.
Register your vehicle if you are new to Texas: https://www.txdmv.gov/motorists/new-to-texas
Get a Texas driver’s license: https://www.dps.texas.gov/section/driver-license/moving-texas
Update the address on your diver’s license: https://www.dps.texas.gov/section/driver-license/how-change-information-your-driver-license-or-id-card
Register to vote in Dallas County: https://www.dallascountyvotes.org/voter-information/register-to-vote/
Update your mailing address with the US Postal Service: https://moversguide.usps.com/mgo/disclaimer
Setting Up Utilities
- Electricity: Compare providers, plans, and rates available: https://www.choosetexaspower.org/
- Water, Sewer, Sanitation, recycling: Information Page
The Town provides water, sewer, sanitation, and recycling to residences within the Town. Please visit Town Hall, 4700 Drexel Drive, to set up these services for your residence. It is also recommended that you utilize WaterSmart to monitor your water usage or to get leak alerts. Visit the WaterSmart page for more information. For questions, please contact Utility Customer Service at (214) 521-4161 or email Customer Service.
Protecting Your Home
Alarm Monitoring Service with the HPDPS
The Town of Highland Park requires that residents and businesses within the town limits of Highland Park register their alarm. The Highland Park Department of Public Safety offers direct alarm monitoring, which bypasses the need for a separate monitoring center and speeds up response time in case of an activation. The fees are $28 for alarm signal monitoring by landline telephone, $35 for cellular line service, or $35 for a cellular line with landline service as backup. Fees are conveniently billed through utility billing.
Schools for your Children
HP Library Services
Library cards are free to HP residents. This little card can provide hours of reading, listening, and watching enjoyment and education. The Library also hosts many free, fun, and educational programs. For more information about the HP Library and to get a card, please visit the Harvey R. "Bum" Bright Library page.
Parks and Recreation
Create a CivicRec account to be able to reserve the tennis courts or visit the HP swimming pool. You can also register for clinics and other activities as they become available.
To learn more about the many beautiful parks and where the tennis courts are located, please visit the Parks and Recreation page.
Keep up with news and announcements
Be sure to visit the Notify Me page to sign up for notification and updates to specific pages of the website, or Town Calendars. You can also sign up for Blue Zone News, an email service from the HPDPS to send out important announcements; and HP Alerts, which lets you receive emergency announcements by phone call or text message.