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Code Compliance

The Glendale Code Compliance program was established as a means to increase the safety of all buildings as well as insure the proper maintenance of all properties in Glendale.

Code compliance inspections are required of all "improved" (properties with a building) including all residential and commercial properties prior to their sale or transfer. A property may not be sold unless a valid Certificate of Compliance is first obtained from the City.

When an owner decides to place their home or building up for sale:

  1. Submit a Code Compliance Application and pay the appropriate fee as outlined on the form.

  2. Mail or drop off the completed application and fee to the attention of the Code Compliance Inspector.

  3. Once received, you will be contacted to schedule the inspection.
    (Appointments are typically scheduled at either 10:00am or 2:30pm Monday through Friday.)

  4. The inspection consists of an interior review of the building, plumbing, electrical and HVAC and life safety systems in your home and their conformance with applicable City and State Codes.
    (We also look for work done without proper permits and inspect the exterior for any violations relating to city Property Maintenance Ordinances.)

  5. When violations are found, a Statement of Non-Compliance is produced and sent to you outlining all items needing correction.

  6. Corrections must be completed within 30 days of the inspection date.

  7. Once all corrections have been made, owners must contact the City to schedule a re-inspection.

  8. Once a property is inspected and passed, a Certificate of Compliance is issued.
    (The certificate is valid for a period of 12 months from the date of issuance.)

  9. Prior to or at the time of your closing, the Title Company will require you to provide them with a valid Certificate of Compliance.

    Detailed Code Compliance Information
Code Compliance Application
Assumption Agreement
Code Compliance Checklist

Collin M. Johnson
Director of Inspection Services
(414) 228-1711