Code Compliance

Calling all Landscapers!

The Code Compliance Division is looking to add additional landscape vendors to our list of qualified bidders. If you would like to do business with the Code Compliance Division at the City of Glendale please go to the City's Procurement website to sign up to be a vendor.


In 2023, Code Compliance implemented a new proactive system to conduct neighborhood inspections. The system allows inspectors to travel down each city street to check for code violations. Although we are addressing issues proactively, we will continue to accept concerns with these guidelines:
  • Maximum of two (2) Code related concerns per submitting household in a calendar week.
  • Submissions exceeding two (2) will be closed with no action. You may resubmit the following week.
  • Concerns must be on a property within one (1) mile of the complainant's residence or business.
  • Exceptions to the maximum Code related submissions guidelines include health and safety hazards such as an accessible swimming pool at an abandoned property or an open refrigerator in a front yard.

Code Compliance Administrator Wins 2023 "Code Enforcement Rising Star" Award

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On October 5th, Tasha Jefferson, Code Compliance Administrator, received the American Association of Code Enforcement (AACE) Rising Star Award at the National Conference.  Tasha was awarded for her progressive problem-solving, upward movement through the organization, and outstanding leadership skills.

Paul Frescas was nominated for AACE Code Inspector of the Year!  Paul had several accomplishments such as coordinating “out-of-the-box” problem-solving and creating new approaches to address difficult issues that negatively affect neighborhoods and businesses. 

Congratulations Tasha and Paul!

Award Winner Recipients

                              Open Data Portal Now Available

The City of Glendale now has an open data portal. You will be able to find, analyze and download data published by City departments free of charge. This site does not require a public records request. Please click here to find the information for our Code Compliance Division.

For more information on how to use the portal, click here.

It's Time to Clean Up Your Property!

Code Compliance will be visiting every neighborhood over the next few months to look for high weeds, outside storage, vehicles parked in the front yard and other code violations.

Click on the video below for more information on how Code Compliance is stepping up enforcement and sending inspectors to drive by every house in the city, looking for violations. If you would like to learn more about our proactive inspections, click here.

Code Compliance wins "Code Enforcement
Department of the Year" Award 2021


The City of Glendale's Code Compliance Division has been named "Code Enforcement Department of the Year".  The American Association of Code Enforcement held their annual conference in Glendale last week and announced it at their luncheon on Thursday, October 21st.

While COVID-19 disrupted service in many industries, Glendale Code quickly adjusted service delivery methods prior to government mandates to maintain the high level of community expectations and keep Glendale one of the cleanest cities in the country. Code Compliance resolved 8,376 cases and abated 51 properties in the last year.  This team is consistently seeking methods to improve performance, increase communication with customers, and meet the needs of the Glendale residents.

Code Compliance Wins Award

Glendale Code Compliance Team Wins National Award

The City of Glendale Code Compliance Team was recognized in October for outstanding achievement in the Community Service Category at the American Association of Code Enforcement 2019 Annual Conference in Bloomington, Minnesota.

The team developed several partnerships to provide assistance to the elderly, disabled individuals, and veterans that had code violations on their property. Assistance was provided to help the individuals correct the violations, add landscaping, and remove dead trees and vegetation. Senior Inspector Manny Molina (pictured with the award) led the efforts and accepted the award on behalf of the Division.

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To maintain established community standards that preserve and promote the health, safety and living environment of our community and neighborhoods. 


About Us

Code Compliance is responsible for ensuring compliance with city codes and ordinances.

We ensure compliance with codes that generally pertain to vacant land and existing structures.  The codes include regulations that apply to building, fire, general nuisance, health and safety, property maintenance, rental property and zoning. 

Our department has primary enforcement responsibility for numerous city codes but also works in partnership with various departments to ensure both residents and businesses are in compliance with city code regulations.  Some of the typical cases opened are overgrown grass/weeds, trash and debris, parking on the front yard, and items stored in public view.  Our division resolved 10,237 cases during the 2020 Fiscal Year. 

Inspection Process

Code violation cases can be created by calling our office or by submitting an online concern. Some cases are opened proactively by the inspector.

Once a case is opened a code inspector will complete an initial inspection of the property within 3 business days. Please keep in mind this is contingent on the code inspector’s scheduled days off and holidays.

At the time of the initial inspection (visit to the property), the code inspector will determine if the property is in violation. If a violation is observed, appropriate enforcement action will be taken on the property. 

Upon reinspection, the inspector may extend the timeframe for completion or issue a citation and begin the court process if necessary. Click here for more information regarding proactive inspections.

Saturday Inspections

Code Compliance inspectors perform inspections on Saturdays. Staff check the call-in line, 623-930-3610, throughout the day for complaints of violations that occur primarily on the weekends such as continuous/excessive yard sales, parking on the front yard and running a business in a residential neighborhood. Be sure to leave your contact information so an inspector can follow-up with you once an inspection is completed.

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