Code Compliance 

Should a citizen receive a Notice Of Violation, and need more time to comply, please contact your Code Compliance Officer here.

Lawn Care Assistance

Picture of lawn mower cutting grassThe City of Garland Code Compliance Department's Lawn Care Assistance Program is currently accepting applications.

This program provides summer mowing for seniors (60 years of age and older) and disabled Garland homeowners who are physically and/or financially unable to maintain their yards to comply with City codes and have no other assistance available. 

For more information please go here.

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No Yard Waste in Streets

Allowing the release of yard waste into the street, gutter or storm drain is not only unsightly and bad for our waterways, it is in violation of the City of Garland Code of Ordinance. For more information please go here.

Short Term Rentals in Garland

Short term rentals are now required to be licensed in the City of Garland.

What are short term rentals? Short term rental means all or part of a residential property that is being rented to a person for less than 32 days. Short term rentals are commonly leased through websites like Airbnb, Vrbo and HomeToGo.  

If you have questions on how to register your property please contact Code Compliance at 972-485-6400.

For more information please go to the Single Family Rental/Short-term Rental Program page here.


Code Compliance consists of four divisions:

  • Commercial Standards - Responsible for inspections of exterior commercial properties
  • Housing Standards - Responsible for inspections of single family, multi-family and hotel/motel properties
  • Neighborhood Standards - Responsible for inspections within residential areas
  • Business Operations - Responsible for complaint intake, applications, Code permitting, and licensing, and grant funded programming.