Underground Storage Tank Program (UST)

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All underground storage tank (UST) systems in Glendale must be permitted by the Glendale Fire Department. In addition to the annual CUPA operating permits, a permit is also required to install, remove, modify or test (SB989) an UST system. A UST system includes the tank itself, the associated piping, the monitoring system, and related equipment. Since UST permits are specific to the individual tank, changes to the tank system usually requires a permit. Examples of such changes are replacing monitoring equipment, installing overfill protection, or adding secondary containment to the tank or piping.


Before any work begins to install, remove or modify an UST system, a permit must be applied for at the City of Glendale Fire Prevention Bureau, Fire Engineering Unit. It is located at 633 E. Broadway St., Rm101, Glendale, CA 91206. The phone number is (818) 548-3200.

You can download the Glendale Fire Department requirements for tank and/or piping removal and disposal, as well as, soil sampling requirements here: (You will need Adobe Acrobat to read these files).


Before any work begins to test the secondary containment of an UST system a permit must also be obtained.

Secondary Containment Testing Requirements