Welcome to the Building & Safety Division!

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.

Visit our Permit Services Center.



The new Glendale Building & Safety Code, 2017 - Insert Version will be effective for all projects submitted for permit after January 1, 2017. 

You may visit the State Building Standards Commission web site to view the code adopted for California.

Starting on January 1, 2017, all swimming pools, both private swimming pools and public swimming pools, will require a permit to be obtained from the City of Glendale. All public swimming pools will only be approved after the Los Angeles County Health Department approves the respective plans. Existing single-family swimming pools that are repaired may require permit issuance. Please call 818-548-3200 for more information.

Changes to Rule 1403 Asbestos Removal & Demolition Notifications
Starting November 1, 2016, all Rule 1403 Asbestos Removal and Demolition Notifications must be submitted to the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) through a new web-based online application. 

Building & Safety Inspectors to Begin Issuing Administrative Citations for Code Violations

Beginning September 1,2016, Building & Safety Inspections Staff will be utilizing Administrative Citation procedures to encourage compliance with and remedy violations of Glendale's adopted Codes. Violations of the Glendale Municipal Code and other City adopted Codes are subject to enforcement through the Administrative Citation process adopted by the Glendale City Council (Ordinance 5801). Violations may be subject to fines ranging from $100 to $2,000 and may be assessed separately for each code violation, each day they exist. 

Existing violations which have not been resolved, as well as new violations, may be subject to the Administrative Citation process and associated fines beginning September 1, 2016.  

Examples of violations subject to the Administrative Citation process include but are not limited to: 
- Construction without obtaining a permit prior to commencing work;
- Construction during unpermitted hours of the day;
- Contractors working without City issued Contractors Business License; 
- Lack of trash and debris control facilities.

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.
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.


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