Child Care Sanitation

The goal of the City of Garland child care center inspection program is to ensure that all licensed child care centers in the City of Garland provide safe and proper care, food, facilities, and supervision of the children entrusted to them.  The program strives to effectively minimize the incidence of preventable communicable diseases within Garland.


Child Care Center Regulations


City of Garland Code of Ordinances - Chapter 22, Article IX

Texas Department of Family and Protective Services Child Care Minimum Standards - Chapter 746


Child Care Center Permits

Any child care center that is licensed by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services must also have a child care center permit from the City of Garland. The fee for a child care center permit is $100 per year.  A child care center that currently also has an active food estabishment permit with the City of Garland will not incur any additional fees for the child care center permit (the food establishment permit is $300 per year).   If the child care center is operated by a governmental agency, independent school district, non-profit agency, or church, the permit fee is waived.

Child Care Center Permit Application

Foster Home Inspections

The City of Garland Health Department conducts foster home inspections free of charge to any City of Garland resident.  Please call (972) 205-3460 to schedule the inspection.

Foster Home Inspection Checklist