Area Codes for Dallas, Texas

There are several area codes actively in use in the Dallas / Fort Worth metropolitan area, including: 214, 469, 972. These area codes cover Dallas proper as well as nearby towns, such as Irving, Lewisville, Plano, and Garland, among other locations. Another set of area codes is in use for the Fort Worth area. In addition, a large number of area codes are used in other parts of Texas.

In Dallas / Fort Worth, area codes are always included in written telephone numbers and area codes must be dialed for all calls, even for local calling. All US phone numbers are 10-digits total, including a 3-digit area code and a 7-digit local subscriber number.

Dallas / Fort Worth area code information:

Dallas area codes:
214, 469, 972

Area codes are used to route phone calls to a specific geographic area within a country. All area codes in the United States are exactly 3-digits long.

In the past, a given region often had just one area code. Nowadays, many cities and towns in denser urban areas, including Dallas, have 2 or more area codes.

To make an inbound international call (or domestic long distance call) to a Dallas landline or mobile phone, you need to dial the appropriate 3-digit area code, followed by a 7-digit local subscriber number.

If you don't have a fully specified 10-digit phone number, including area code, you will not be able to complete an inbound call.

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Area Codes Used In & Near Dallas / Fort Worth, Texas

There are several area codes used in Dallas and surrounding areas, including several 'overlay' area codes which have been introduced in other areas to provide additional phone number capacity.

Many other area codes are used across the rest of the state of Texas.

Here are the area codes in use for greater Dallas / Fort Worth metro area.

Dallas / Fort Worth Area Codes

Area Codes Main Locations
Dallas, Carrollton, Richardson, Plano, Garland, Mesquite, Grand Prarie, Irving
Fort Worth, Arlington, Euless, Bedford, Grapevine, North Richland Hills

To accommodate demand for new phone numbers, Dallas has begun adding 'overlay' area codes - meaning that as new phone numbers are needed, a new area code is added within the footprint of an existing area code(s). For instance, the area code 469 was added recently within the footprint of the 214 area code which had already been overlaid once before with the 972 area code.

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Area Codes for Towns in Dallas / Fort Worth Area

Here are the area codes for the 20 or so largest cities and towns in and around Dallas / Fort Worth, Texas (in alpha order).

Town Area Code(s)
Arlington area code  682 / 817 
Carrollton area code  214 /469 / 972 
Dallas area code  214 /469 / 972 
Denton area code  940 
Euless area code  682 / 817 
Fort Worth area code  682 / 817 
Frisco area code  214 /469 / 972 
Garland area code  214 /469 / 972 
Grand Prarie area code  214 /469 / 972 
Irving area code  214 /469 / 972 
McKinney area code  214 /469 / 972 
Mesquite area code  214 /469 / 972 
North Richland Hills area code  682 / 817 
Plano area code  214 /469 / 972 
Richardson area code  214 /469 / 972 
Weatherford area code  682 / 817 

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City Codes vs. Area Codes

In some cases, area codes may be referred to as city codes. However, a 'city code' more correctly refers to the codes used to designate airports and other geographic locations. These codes are issued under the United Nation's UN/LOCODE system and/or the IATA airport coding system. The city code for Dallas is DAL.

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