Frequently Asked Questions - Community

FAQs - Community

Golf carts may be driven on certain public streets. All those wishing to operate their golf carts on public streets must comply with the Town of Fairview ordinance (2017-22) regulating the use of golf carts on public streets and must apply for a golf cart permit. To obtain an application fill out this form and send it to the Town Hall Golf Cart Permit Registration Application.

Note: The streets in Heritage Ranch are not public streets.


Yes. Recent changes in state law provided that municipalities may prohibit such scooters, but unless a specific local law is passed, scooters may be legally driven on roads with a speed limit of 35 mph or less. Motor scooters, ATVs, dirt bikes, and mopeds are governed by the same rules as regular motorcycles. Therefore, they may be ridden on the streets only if the operator has a valid Texas driver’s license with an “M” restriction that allows the operation of a motorcycle or moped, has liability insurance on the scooter/moped, and has a current motor vehicle registration and inspection sticker. Fairview has not passed a law prohibiting this use.

Yes. The town has long had restrictions that prohibited construction work before 7:00 a.m. and after 7:00 p.m., and all day on Sundays, and the town council recently extended that ban to include official town holidays. As a result, construction is now also prohibited on holidays such as Christmas, Thanksgiving, New Year's, etc. Violations can result in the issuance of a stop-work order and fines of up to $500 per day. If a citizen witnesses such activities, they should be reported to the town’s public works director at 972-562-0522, extension 5013.

The best opportunities are through a citizen board or commission. The town now has six such boards, made up exclusively of citizen volunteers. In addition to the Planning & Zoning Commission, the Parks Advisory Board, and the Board of Adjustment, the town council appoints the Technology Advisory Committee, the Historical Preservation Committee, and the Environmental Advisory Committee. Anyone interested in serving should contact the

Town Secretary's office.

The Collin County animal control provides animal control in Fairview. They can be reached at 972- 547-7292. After hours and on Sundays, you can leave a message for them, or if you have a valid emergency, you can contact the police.

Yes, the Fairview Police will work the school zone at Lovejoy Elementary periodically throughout the year and issue citations for driving violations.  Please watch for school children and observe all speed limits.

It is unlawful for any person to manufacture, assemble, store, receive, possess, keep, expose for sale, sell at retail, offer or have in his possession with intent to sell, use, discharge, cause to be discharged, ignite, detonate, fire or otherwise set in action any fireworks of any description; anywhere within the town limits of Fairview.

If you have cans with water-based or latex paint, open them and leave them exposed to the air until they are completely dried out. Then dispose of them with your garbage. If your paint is lead-based, do the same thing, but add kitty litter or sand to absorb all the oils before disposal. Wet paint is not allowed at Texas landfills because it can contaminate ground water.

Yes it does. If the physical address box does not say Fairview, then the sales taxes you collect and remit to the state are probably going to Allen or McKinney instead of Fairview. Please check for the accuracy of your permit and notify the Texas Comptroller promptly of any errors.

The Town of Fairview does not itself provide any social services. However, Allen Community Outreach (ACO) provides a variety of services for the residents of Fairview, Allen, and Lucas. Services include emergency assistance with rent and utilities, screening for food and clothes, job counseling and placement, meals-on-wheels delivery, a good morning call program, home repair programs, thanksgiving baskets, Christmas assistance, a childcare partnership program, and summer youth scholarships. ACO can be reached at 972-727-9131, or on the web at

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