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 to 5) based on severity.
The frequency of inspection is based on each establishment’s potential
risk is based upon the previous inspection score average, the number of critical or dangerous violations per inspection, and 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.
- Bare Hand Contact Agreement (PDF)
- Bare Hand Contact Agreement - Spanish (PDF)
- Bare Hand Contact Agreement - Vietnamese (PDF)
- Clean Up Procedures for Vomit/Fecal Accidents (PDF)
- Clean Up Procedures for Vomit/Fecal Accidents - Spanish (PDF)
- Clean Up Procedures for Vomit/Fecal Accidents - Vietnamese (PDF)
- Employee Reporting Agreement (PDF)
- Employee Reporting Agreement - Spanish (PDF)
- Employee Reporting Agreement - Vietnamese (PDF)
- First Aid Kit Information (PDF)
Texas Food Establishment Rules (TFER)
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. The City of Garland also adopted amendments to the 2015 TFER.
The Garland Health Department is currently in the process of adopting the 2021 TFER by reference, but expects to have amendments to that as well.