GP&L Updates Regarding COVID-19:

  • The City of Garland Utility Customer Service Department continues to work with customers who have fallen behind on their utility bills. Please be aware that termination notices have resumed and disconnects will begin the week of June 15. To avoid disruption of service, please contact Customer Service at 972-205-2671 or Please include your service address and account number in any correspondence. You can help your neighbors with their utility bills by contributing to Provide Aid in Dollars (PAID).
  • The Duckworth Utility Services Building is closed until further notice. In-person payments can be made at the Utility Payment Drive-Thru (717 W. State St.) from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Other utility payment options are also available.
  • Social distancing keeps customers and GP&L employees safe.
  • Find more coronavirus (COVID-19) updates on the City of Garland home page. 


Recommended Plants & Shrubs

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Although it is GP&L’s preference that no planting occur in utility rights of way or easements, we realize that people like to have plants and shrubs throughout their yards. Below is a list of plants and shrubs that will typically have a minimal tree trimming requirement when near electric lines.

  • Althea (Rose of Sharon)
  • Cleyera
  • Crape Myrtle
  • Burford Holly
  • Dogwood
  • Foster Holly
  • Mexican Buckeye
  • Needle Point Holly
  • Texas Mountain Laurel
  • Yaupon Holly
  • Possum Haw Holly
  • Rusty Haw Viburnum
  • Wax Myrtle
  • Eve’s Necklace
  • Red Tip Photinia
  • Japanese Maple
  • Redbud
  • Vitex