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City Secretary

The City Secretary Department's mission is to facilitate, support and enhance the efforts of the City Council to fulfill the duties and responsibilities of their office and the ability of the general public to acquire and access public records and information. 

Minutes are available in PDF format online. CDs or DVDs are available for purchase or can be viewed online

City Code of Ordinances is available online or at the Library. 

Forms Available

  • BC application Board Application for Council appointed advisory boards  
  • Claim Form for claims against the City 


May 6, 2017 General Election

The Texas Secretary of State has published the election calendar for 2017. View the calendar hereEarly voting for the May 6 election will begin April 24 and end May 2. Early voting location for Garland is at Richland College, 675 W. Walnut and other locations are listed on the NOTICE OF GENERAL ELECTION link above.

  • Jan. 18     First day for filing an application for a place on the ballot
  • Feb. 17    Last day for filing an application for a place on the ballot
  • March 22    First day to mail early ballots, if available
  • April 6       Last day for submitting voter registration application in time for the election
  • April 24     First day for early voting by personal appearance
  • April 25     Last day to receive application by mail for a ballot to be voted by mail
  • May 2       Last day of regular early voting by personal appearance

Election Day (check DallasCountyVotes.org for your polling location) 

May 6       Election Day 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.


Additional ID Options for Voters

The City of Garland reminds Texans that voters who cannot obtain one of the seven forms of approved photo ID now have additional options when voting in person. See a complete list of acceptable photo ID and supporting documentation on the Elections page.

Helpful links:

Reasonable Impediment Declaration.pdf

Spanish - Reasonable Impediment Declaration.pdf

Interim Remedy Order.pdf






Solicitor permits for door to door home solicitation and individual/group home flyer distribution are issued by the Garland Police Department at 1891 Forest Lane 972-205-1658.

Garland City Secretary's Office
200 N. Fifth St.
Third Floor
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
972-205-2404 (Phone)
972-205-2504 (Fax)