Common Violations

Our Teaching Residents About Code (TRAC) (PDF) handout gives some examples of the Neighborhood Health and Sanitation code violations we enforce. You can also view a complete listing of City of Garland Code of Ordinances.

Common Violations

The following are some of the common violations found to exist in your community:

  1. Encroachments (Obstructions)
  2. Fences
  3. Garage Sales
  4. Graffiti
  5. High Grass or Weeds
  6. Illegal Signs
  7. Improper Storage
  8. Parking Lot Maintenance
  9. Parking Lot Striping
  10. Pool Fences
  11. Stacking of Vehicles

All encroachments (any object, structure, or vegetation) that fail to allow the lawful passage of vehicular and pedestrian traffic on any street, alley, easement, or sidewalk must be eliminated and/or maintained at all times. Overhanging tree limbs or shrubs over the street must be trimmed to the curb and 14 feet high from the ground.

Shrubs, tree limbs, etc. over the sidewalk (on both sides) must be trimmed to the sidewalk and up to eight feet high from the sidewalk.

Tree limbs and shrubs in the alley must be trimmed so they do not extend more than one foot from the fence and up to 14 feet high from the ground.