City Speed Limit Information

Code of Ordinances


Speed limits throughout the City of Southlake have been approved by City Council. The existing speed limits have been codified into the City's Code of Ordinances. Chapter 18 "Traffic and Vehicles" of the Code of Ordinances details the maximum reasonable and prudent speed for travel upon any street or highway within the city.

Please refer to sections 18-78 and 18-79 for speeds on specific streets and highways.

Default Speed Limit


If the maximum travel speed is not readily posted on a sign along a particular street, the default speed limit is 30 miles per hour as set by the City Council.

School Zones

Per City ordinance, the speed limit for all City of Southlake school zones is 20 miles per hour. As a reminder, speeding in any school zone could mean a fine starting at $175.  

Missing Sign


To report a missing speed limit sign, please call the Public Works Streets Division at (817) 748-8082 during business hours of 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. When reporting an issue, please provide a specific address or the appropriate cross streets.