Hazardous Curbs, Gutters & Sidewalks

City Ordinance 

Per City Ordinance, if you own property in Garland, it is your responsibility to keep sidewalks, parkways, curbs, and driveways adjacent to your property in a good and safe condition and free from any defects and hazards.

Garland offers three new reductions to supplement its established 50-50 share of sidewalk reconstruction costs. A property owner who qualifies in all three categories may now bear as little as 10 percent of the cost of fixing their sidewalk.

In addition to the 50% match, the following reductions in cost may now apply:

  • An extra 15% if the property has a homestead exemption through Dallas County records
  • An extra 15% if the address is in a Community Development Block Grant area as marked by Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • An extra 10% if the property owner is disabled according to Social Security Administration records or is age 65 or older

Additional Information

For more information, contact the Engineering Department at 972-205-2930. City staff will then determine what work is eligible and the estimated cost.