Code Compliance 

PROCEDURAL Modifications  

Due to public health and safety concerns, for the citizens of Garland and our employees, the Code Compliance Department has temporarily modified some processes:

  • The Carver Complex is open at 25%-50% capacity (within Governor’s Open Texas Guidelines). Please call ahead if you plan on visiting our office to schedule in-person access at this time. Be aware that face coverings are required in City facilities.
  • Per the Governor’s Executive Order no. GA-29, please wear a face covering or mask when visiting City offices or facilities. For more details on the order visit Gov.Texas.Gov.
  • Multifamily and Lodging licensing, and Single Family registration applications can still be mailed to 210 Carver Street, Suite 101, Garland, TX 75040, emailed, or faxed to 972-485-6429.  
  • Check or money orders payments can be mailed to the address above, or;
  • Payments can also be made over the phone by calling 972-485-6400. Please call ahead to schedule and in-person payment.
  • While interior inspections have been suspended, Code Compliance will continue to address life-safety and critical violations at all rental properties.

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