Fort Worth, TX utilizes an area code overlay in which area codes 817 and 682 serve the same geographic area. Ten digit dialing (area code + seven digit number) is necessary because two different homes in the same geographic area can have the same seven digit phone number but each would have a different area code. The area code overlay was put into service on October 7, 2000 when area code 682 was implemented as an overlay of area code 817.
In addition to Fort Worth, TX area codes 817 and 682 serve the Fort Worth metropolitian area, including the larger cities and communities of Arlington, Bedford, Benbrook, Burleson, Cleburne, Flower Mound, Fort Worth, Grand Prairie, Haltom City, Hurst, Keller, Mansfield, North Richland Hills, Southlake, and Watauga in addition to many smaller communities.
Fort Worth, TX is located in Tarrant County and observes the Central Time Zone.
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