City of Garland Food Establishment Classifications
Full Service Restaurants
Fast Food Restaurants
Sandwich shops and Convenience Stores with Snack Bars
Convenience Stores without Snack Bars
Grocery Stores and Meat Markets
Food Processing Establishments
Day Care Center Kitchens
Public School Cafeterias
Mobile Food Preparation Vehicle
The Garland Health Department uses a 100-point scoring system during each unannounced routine inspection. Every violation noted is debited using a weighted scale (1 - 5) based on severity.
The frequency of inspection is based on each establishment’s potential "risk." The "risk" is based upon the previous inspection score average, number of critical or dangerous violations per inspection, type of food preparation and volume of customers. Unannounced scoring inspections are conducted from one to four times per year based on the calculated "risk" of the establishment. Find out more information on Restaurant Scores.
2017 Food Excellence Award Winners Announced
The City of Garland Health Department is pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 Food Excellence Awards. These winners scored in the top five percent of their class on unannounced food service inspections during the previous year. In addition to receiving an award certificate to display for one year, each establishment will have its annual permit fee (from $250 to $450) waived for 2018.
City of Garland Adopts the 2015 Texas Food Establishment Rules
The City of Garland Health Department adopted the 2015 Texas Food Establishment Rules (TFER) to replace the current Article II of Chapter 22 in the Garland Code of Ordinances. The Texas Food Establishment Rules were adopted by the Texas Department of State Health Services in the fall of 2015. If you would like to read the rules and the City of Garland amendments, please click on the links below.