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.
Stuart Tom, Building Official
Phone - 818-937-8104
Building & Fire Board of Appeals
Click here for meeting agendas, minutes, reports and/or cancellation notices.
NEWS & HIGHLIGHTS
New Building Codes Effective January 1, 2014
All new permit and plan review applications submitted after December 31, 2013 shall be required to comply with the following new state codes.
2011 Glendale Building & Safety Code
2014 Glendale Building & Safety Code (Currently under review)
2013 California Residential Code
2013 CalGreen 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
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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
Single Family Dwellings – July 1, 2011
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
PowerPoint Presentation - Sept. 13, 2011
New Campaign Finance Disclosure Requirements for Entitlement Applications - Sept. 9, 2011
Campaign Finance Disclosure - Information Sheet
Campaign Finance Disclosure - Disclosure Form
Campaign Finance Disclosure - Acknowledgement of Receipt of Disclosure Process
Drowning Prevention Information
Drowning prevention is an important part of owning a swimming pool.
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
Council directed measures 1-12 (shown in above PowerPoint) to be incorporated in the Building Code
Council directed staff to conduct a feasibility analysis for a citywide sustainability coordinator position in Glendale
Building & Safety Division
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.