Building Permits

Building Permit

Applying for a Permit

The homeowner, architect or a licensed contractor may apply to the City of Glendale for a building permit. The applicant must provide enough information to describe the project fully and clearly.

In most cases construction drawings shall be required. For commercial projects, these are usually prepared by an architect. For a home improvement project, the homeowner may prepare the drawings, provided that the drawings are accurate, legible and complete.

Your drawings will be reviewed to check that they comply with the Zoning Ordinance and Building Codes. You may be asked to make corrections or provide additional information. When the drawings are approved, and the building permit is issued, you will be given one set of approved plans to keep on the job site.


The fee for a building permit depends on the type and size of your project. Usually, the fee will be based on the square footage of the construction area.