Community Resources

Junius Heights Street Address Curb Painter

If you would like your curb street address painted to resemble our Junius Heights logo, please contact:

Jorge (George): (972) 672-3516

Bulk Trash Pickup Schedule

For bulk trash pickup schedule please visit the city of Dallas website link below.

Junius Heights is on the 3rd Monday schedule, click on that link to view days.

What goes to the curb?

  • Tree Limbs (8ft or less is preferable)
  • Shrubbery (please separate from bulky items)
  • Bagged Leaves
  • Furniture*
  • Appliances
    • If an appliance has Freon (e.g. a/c unit or refrigerator) it is NOT accepted
  • Carpet
  • Mattresses
  • Other bulky items

What does NOT go to the curb?

  • Construction Debris
  • Bricks, Concrete, Rocks, Dirt, etc.
  • Mirrors and Glass (e.g. window or shower glass)
  • Electronics (e.g. televisions, computers, etc.)
  • Tires
  • Car parts (e.g. engine)
  • Lawnmowers (or any machinery that may contain gasoline)

Your Historic Home

Tips for Rehabilitating Your Historic Home

As you’ll find out, historic homeownership brings with it a unique set of questions, decisions, and goals. Let’s address one of the most basic questions first: Should you restore or rehabilitate your house?

Your decision will influence the house’s finished character, the project cost, and the amount of time it takes. It will also impact how much of the work you take on yourself and how much you’ll hand off to professionals.

TheNational Trust for Historic Preservation has collected 10 tips to keep in mind when determining which approach will work best for you.

LEARN MORE at National Trust for Historic Preservation

How to Apply for City Tax Incentives

The City of Dallas offers tax incentives to property owners completing rehabilitation projects to historic properties (City of Dallas Landmarks or structures in Landmark Districts). The tax incentives are administered by the Historic Preservation Program. These incentives consist of tax exemptions for rehabilitation or residential conversions. In order to qualify, the property must be designated as a City of Dallas Landmark or be a contributing property within a Landmark District. 

LEARN MORE at City of Dallas Tax Incentives

Obtaining a Certificate of Appropriateness

What is a Certificate of Appropriateness?

A Certificate of Appropriateness (CA) is a permit to allow construction, demolition, or alteration of any structure or site that is located in a designated landmark district or is designated as a landmark site. A Certificate of Appropriateness does not replace a building permit, which must be obtained separately if required for your project.

LEARN MORE at City of Dallas

Researching Your Home Through the Dallas Library

Sources for information about buildings in the Texas/Dallas History & Archives Division of the Dallas Public Library. These materials can help you determine when a building was constructed and/or remodeled, for whom it was built, the identity of the architect or contractor, and information about who has lived or worked in the structure.

Researchers will generally need to know three things to begin their research:

  1. Address
  2. Owner (if other than researcher)
  3. Legal Description (Addition name/lot & block number)

LEARN MORE at Dallas Public Library Historic Building Research Guidelines (PDF)

Learn More About Historic Preservation

How to Form a Historic District

Protecting and preserving the unique character of your neighborhood is important. If you live in Dallas, there are a number of national and local designations that you can pursue. These include:

  • National Register of Historic Places: administered by the Texas Historical Commission and the National Park Service. National Register designation regulates rehabilitation of the site only if federal funds or tax incentives are used. Today there are 25 National Register districts in Dallas, including Dealey Plaza, Fair Park and all City of Dallas historic districts.
  • City of Dallas Landmark Designation: administered by the City of Dallas through the Landmark Commission. All changes to exterior appearance to a landmark-designated property require a Certificate of Appropriateness from the City. There are currently over 80 structures designated as City of Dallas landmarks such as the Adolphus Hotel, the Magnolia Building and the Wales Apartments.
  • City of Dallas Historic or Landmark District: administered by the City of Dallas through the Landmark Commission. Historic Districts are defined areas with a significant concentration of structures unified by their architectural style or related historical events. Historic Districts must also be listed on the National Register of Historic Places. A Certificate of Appropriateness from the City is required for all changes to exterior appearance. There are currently 20 historic districts in Dallas including Lake Cliff, the Sears Complex and Swiss Avenue.
  • City of Dallas Conservation District: administered by the City of Dallas, Department of Sustainable Development and Construction. Conservation Districts are a zoning tool that allows neighborhoods to establish exterior design criteria and other standards to preserve the character of an area. An ordinance is established for each conservation district that details the regulations homeowners must follow in any renovations or new construction.

LEARN MORE from Preservation Dallas

City of Dallas Historic Preservation Website

The City of Dallas Historic Preservation website provides services related to historic districts, historic structures, and potential historic districts and structures. These services include Landmark (historic) Designation, Certificates of Appropriateness (approval forms for work on landmark structures), and administering tax incentive programs within Historic Districts and on individual Historic Structures.

LEARN MORE from City of Dallas

Find Preservation Funding

Each year, the National Trust for Historic Preservation awarded over $1 million in grant funding to 196 projects nationwide. Funding from the National Trust is awarded to nonprofit organizations and public agencies, and the majority of our funding is awarded for planning and education projects through our National Trust Preservation Funds grant program.

LEARN MORE from National Trust for Historic Preservation

Find Funding for Restoring Historic Commercial Districts

Over the past 35 years, the National Main Street Center has led the development of a national network of over 2,000 historic downtowns and neighborhood commercial districts: Main Street America™

LEARN MORE from National Main Street Center