Welcome to the Building & Safety Division!

Jan Edwards
Building Official
Tel. (818) 548-3200

633 E. Broadway, Rm. 101
Glendale, CA 91206



Our mission is to ensure the health, safety and general welfare of the people who work, visit or reside in Glendale by enforcing regulations which protect their property, structures and quality of life. It is our charge to provide the highest standards of customer service in a professional and timely manner. We resolve to be consistent, predictable and fair with those who depend upon our services. It is our goal to attain the highest levels of workmanship, integrity and professionalism.

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Development Fee Increase Effective: July 5, 2016

The Board of Education, following a public hearing on May 3, 2016, took action to increase development fees from $3.36 to $3.48 per square foot on residential construction, and from $.54 to $.56 per square foot on commercial/industrial construction. These new rates become effective on July 5, 2016.

AB 2188 Solar Initiative Adopted by City of Glendale for Solar Energy Systems

Effective September 30, 2015, the City of Glendale’s Community Development Department will implement the California State Assembly Bill (AB) 2188 guidelines for solar photovoltaic (PV), solar water heating (WH) and solar pool heating (PH) installations. Pursuant to AB 2188, qualifying installations utilizing our Information Bulletins will be expedited for plan review and inspections.