Code Compliance

Code Compliance is no longer issuing garage sale permits and will prohibit garage sales until further notice.

Picture of lawn mower cutting grassLawn Care Assistance Available

The City of Garland Code Compliance Department is taking applications for the Lawn Care Assistance Program. This program will provide 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 follow this Link.

To download an application, click Here.

picture of a vehicle parking on streetNEIGHBORHOOD PARKING ENFORCEMENT

The Office of the City Marshal is now enforcing neighborhood parking.  For more information please go to Neighborhood Parking Enforcement.

Short Term Rentals in 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 14 days. Short term rentals are commonly leased through websites like Airbnb, Vrbo and HomeToGo.  

Is it legal to operate a short term rental in Garland?  Yes, you can lease your property as a short term rental if you have registered it as a lodging establishment.  

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


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.