Welcome to the Building & Safety Division!
Visit our Permit Services Center.
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.