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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IMPORTANT NEWS

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.