Dec. 22, 2019
This Week's News                                                        
Holiday Hours and Services: Dec. 25-26
All City of Garland offices, utility customer service and tax offices, libraries, will be closed Dec. 25-26. In addition, all recreation centers and senior centers will close at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 24. City offices and facilities will reopen Friday, Dec. 27, during normal business hours.
The Recycling Center, Transfer Station and Charles M. Hinton Jr. Regional Landfill will be closed Wednesday, Dec. 25.  The Recycling Center and landfill will be open for normal business hours Thursday, Dec. 26. The Transfer Station will be open for normal business hours Friday, Dec. 27.
There will be no disruption in collection and disposal services Dec. 24. Garbage, recycling, and brush and bulky collection for Wednesday, Dec. 25, will move to Thursday, Dec. 26. The regular Thursday collection will move to Friday, Dec. 27. The regular Friday collection will move to Saturday, Dec. 28. See a complete closure schedule at
506 Art - Make an Ornament!
Add a bit of cheer and even more color to 506 Art on Main Street in Downtown Garland this holiday season!

We welcome our friends and neighbors in the community to add ornaments and décor to the colorful trees at 506 Art any time through the end of the year.

You can help decorate the trees in many ways:
  • Decorate an ornament at 506 Art. (We've got the supplies covered!)
  • Bring a homemade or store-bought ornament.
  • Bring garland or ribbons from home.
Make Your Mark this holiday season and help spread the cheer!
Garland eAssist - Your Shortcut to City Services  
Garland eAssist is an easy way for residents to connect with the City to submit service requests and see other nearby requests in progress. The service is available 24/7 via the website portal at or the free mobile app available from the Apple and Google Play Stores.
With eAssist, you can report problems such as a missed trash pickup, streetlight outage or potholes. Approximately 30 different service request types are available to residents. When the request or issue is submitted, it is automatically routed to the correct department. Using eAssist is the quickest, most efficient means of reporting issues or requesting specific services - much faster than Facebook, Twitter or other social media sites. Learn more.
34th Annual Kids' Christmas Shopping Spree
On Sunday, Dec. 8, 104 Garland children were each given $175 to spend on holiday gifts for themselves or other family members at the 34th Annual Kids' Christmas Shopping Spree, organized by the Garland Fire Fighters Association.

Learn more about the annual event at
City Begins Issuing Warnings for Neighborhood Parking Violations
Neighborhood parking problems are the most frequent source of resident complaints to the City. 

The City Marshal's Office is now issuing warnings for parking violations, and will begin issuing tickets sometime in January. 

IMPORTANT - No ticket payments will be required during this warning period. The City is NOT emailing notices of violation.

Examples of violations and other FAQs are available at
Events & Announcements
City Council and Plan Commission Meetings
There will be no City Council or Plan Commission meetings until the start of the new year. View agendas at and be sure to click the "subscribe" button to receive notifications when meeting agendas are posted. 
Lawn 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, visit or call 972-485-6400. 
Surprising the Family with a Pet?
Be sure that everyone is committed and ready to take on the responsibility of full-time pet care.  Always consider the ages of your children, whether your family really wants a pet around the house, and whether you're ready to take on the cost of a pet.  If everyone is ready and committed, visit your local animal shelter and adopt, don't shop!  Learn more .

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