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Welcome to the Building & Safety Division!

Building & Safety Division

633 E. Broadway, Rm. 101
Glendale, CA 91206
Phone - 818.548.3200
Fax - 818.548.3215

To schedule an inspection - 818.548.4830
General Inspection Questions - 818.548.4836

Customer Service Counter Hours
Monday-Friday 7am to 12pm

All other city business after 12pm will be scheduled by appointment only.
Contact Us



Jan Edwards
Acting Building Official
Phone - 818-548-3212



MEETING UPDATES

Building & Fire Board of Appeals

Click here for meeting agendas, minutes, reports and/or cancellation notices.



NEWS & HIGHLIGHTS


CALL 811 BEFORE YOU DIG!

California Government Code 4216.2, (2) (b) states if you are digging on private or public property you need to contact DigAlert. You can use DigAlert express or call 811 at least two (2) full working days before you plan to start digging. Calling DigAlert before you dig will prevent damaging any underground lines and interrupting services. If you dig without a DigAlert ticket you can be fined as much as $50,000.00. Call 811 before you dig! www.digalert.org.


2013 California Energy Code (effective date delayed to July 1, 2014)

Glendale Building & Safety Code, 2014

2013 California Residential Code
2013 California Green Building Standards Code
2013 California Building Code
2013 California Mechanical Code
2013 California Electrical Code
2013 California Plumbing Code
2013 California Energy Code
2013 California Fire Code

Building Standards Information Bulletin 13-01

Glendale Building & Safety Code 2011

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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Installation of Water Use Efficiency Improvements: Senate Bill 407 (2009)

Starting on January 1, 2014, Senate Bill 407 (SB 407) will require, for all building alterations or improvements to single-family residential real property that noncompliant plumbing fixtures be replaced by water-conserving plumbing fixtures (any fixture in compliance with current building standards) as a condition for final approval by the local building department. Additionally, SB 407 requires, by January 1, 2017, that all noncompliant plumbing fixtures in any single-family residential real property shall be replaced by the property owner with water-conserving plumbing fixtures.

Starting on January 1, 2014, SB 407 will also require, for all building alterations or improvements to multi-family residential real property and commercial real property including hotels and motels that noncompliant plumbing fixtures be replaced by water-conserving plumbing fixtures (any fixture in compliance with current building standards) as a condition for final approval by the local building department. Additionally, SB 407 requires, by January 1, 2019, that all noncompliant plumbing fixtures in any multi-family residential real property and commercial real property including hotels and motels shall be replaced by the property owner with water-conserving plumbing fixtures.

Click here for examples of Compliant and Noncompliant Plumbing Fixtures.

Click here for specific circumstances and requirements to alterations and improvements to multi-family real property and commercial real property including hotels and motels.

Click here for CALBO’s legislative analysis on SB 407.


Effective Date Change for Parts of the 2013 California Building Standards Code

As a result of the December 18, 2013 meeting of the California Building Standards Commission (CBSC), the CBSC approved changing the effective date of the 2013 California Energy Code, in Part 6, Title 24, California Code of Regulations, from January 1, 2014, to July 1, 2014. The CBSC also addressed the necessary change in the effective date of affected energy provisions only in the 2013 California Green Building Standards Code (CALGreen), Part 11, Title 24, California Code of Regulations. See the Building Standards Information Bulletin 13-07 for more information.


Solar PV Standard Plan is now Available

Are you contemplating the installation of solar photo-voltaic panels on your home? Two new standard electrical plans are now available for your use, which can save you time and money. One plan is designed to cover "central inverter" based systems and the other is designed to cover "microinverter" based systems. These standard electrical plans are based on the California Solar Permitting Guidebook, and they have been updated slightly to include additional requirements imposed by the City of Glendale. These standard plans are available for free, and may be downloaded by clicking on the following links:

Central Inverter (PDF)
Micro Inverter (PDF)

Please note: These standard electrical plans are intended for use on single-family dwellings for systems up to 10kW in size. Larger residential solar PV systems, commercial solar PV systems, and installations which deviate from the standard plans will require a specific plan designed by a licensed electrical engineer. Furthermore, analysis by a licensed civil or structural engineer may be required to demonstrate the structural adequacy of the building's roof construction, as determined on a case-by-case basis during plan check.


New Building & Safety Fees take effective on Monday August 26, 2013 (60 days after the adoption date).
Carbon Monoxide Detectors Required in Dwellings

arrow Single Family Dwellings – July 1, 2011
arrow All Other Dwellings – January 1, 2013

New legislation went into effect requiring homeowners to install carbon monoxide detectors in every California home; a move CAL FIRE officials say will save lives. “Carbon monoxide is a silent killer, each year claiming the lives of an average of 480 people,” said Acting State Fire Marshal Tonya Hoover. “And sending more than 20,000 people to emergency rooms across the nation.”

For more information visit: California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection


Two Electrical Code Changes
The National Electrical Code (NEC) implemented two code changes effective January 1, 2011 for residential dwellings.

1) Requires new and renovated dwellings to have tamper resistant receptacles. (More info from NEC)
2) Arc Fault circuit interrupter protection is required in all new residential dwellings and/or existing residences and additions.

For more information regarding Electrical Code Changes please visit the Permit Services Center Inspection Office at 633 E. Broadway, Room 100, Glendale, California, or call (818) 548-4837 to speak with electrical inspector. For location in the 2010 California Electrical Code refer to sections 210.12 and 406.11


Development Agreement Clinic
arrow PowerPoint Presentation - Sept. 13, 2011


New Campaign Finance Disclosure Requirements for Entitlement Applications - Sept. 9, 2011
arrow Campaign Finance Disclosure - Information Sheet
arrow Campaign Finance Disclosure - Disclosure Form
arrow Campaign Finance Disclosure - Acknowledgement of Receipt of Disclosure Process


Drowning Prevention Information

arrow Drowning prevention is an important part of owning a swimming pool.

arrow Drowning is the leading cause of death, disability, and injury for children under 5 years of age in California, and the second leading killer of youngsters nationwide.

Please click below to learn how you can help keep children safe around pools:
Drowning Prevention Foundation











New 2008 California Energy Efficiency Standards - Effective January 1, 2010










City's Green Building Standards were discussed at March 15, 2011 City Council/Agency Meeting
arrow Agenda
arrow Staff Report
arrow PowerPoint Presentation
arrowCouncil directed measures 1-12 (shown in above PowerPoint) to be incorporated in the Building Code
arrowCouncil directed staff to conduct a feasibility analysis for a citywide sustainability coordinator position in Glendale



Building & Safety Division
Mission Statement

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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