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Formal Submittal:

Whether or not you require the services of the planning or Zoning departments, you will be required to make a formal submittal of your project to obtain permits for the construction phase. Click here to view the permit application form now.

  • Applicant meets with Development Service Representative and submits an application.
  • Complete sets of drawings, including engineering calculations
    • Typical types of projects but not all inclusive:
      - Commercial
      - Tenant Improvements
      - Residential Homes
      - Residential Attached and Detached Structures

Plan Review and Permitting:

The City of Glendale requires that you submit plans with the application that clearly define the project you intend to permit. Once construction documents have been approved through the plan review process, a permit will be issued for the work you intend to do. The building department perforates the plans. View our forms and publications page here.

  • A Plans Examiner reviews the plan for compliance to the city’s adopted codes, amendments and zoning ordinance.
    - Civil’s
    - Architectural
    - Structural
    - Fire
    - Zoning

Inspection Services:

Once a permit is issued and construction begins, you will be required to schedule inspections of the work being completed. The work you are doing must remain accessible and exposed until the inspector approves the work and you are given permission to move forward with the next phase. ( A list of required inspections will be provided to you when your permit is issued, as well as the instructions for how to request them.

  • Once your inspection has been requested, a City of Glendale inspector will visit the site to insure that the work complies with the approved plans and the Codes adopted by the City.
  • Work must remain accessible and exposed for inspection.
  • You may not continue to work beyond the point indicated for each inspection without first discussing this with your inspector.

Certificate of Occupancy:

Upon approval of a final inspection, a Certificate of Occupancy (C of O) will be issued, allowing occupancy of the space, whether a business or a home. Moving into any business The city's building code requires certain information to be included on the C of O. The most important item is the project address; the code also requires the name of the owner of the property at the time the certificate was issued. If during the process of construction the property ownership changes hands we can accept documentation to that fact and change the permit. The C of O stays with the property for perpetuity, even when owners come and go.

Temporary Certificate of Occupancy:

The issuance of a Temporary Certificate of Occupancy (TCO) allows temporary occupancy until the building is completed and a Final Certificate of Occupancy is issued. This is only a temporary solution and must be approved by the Building Official prior to the need for occupancy.

  • There is a fee associated with this process, which triples every month after the first TCO, therefore, this process should be used only under circumstances that can be resolved within 30 days.



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