Occupancy Inspection Program

The Occupancy Inspection Program is designed to ensure the quality and maintenance of the City’s single family homes, duplexes, and condominiums. This is achieved by conducting inspections of these dwelling units at the time of sale or change of occupancy. If during inspection, a dwelling unit is found to be in violation of the Pasadena Housing Code, the property owner is notified of the violations and given a reasonable time to correct noted deficiencies. When the violations are corrected a Certificate of Inspection is issued and remains valid until the dwelling unit is either sold or rented again.

Items commonly checked during an Occupancy Inspection include the electrical, plumbing, and heating systems, structural hazards, and other health and safety related items. In addition, the inspection encompasses such items as illegal building additions, the conversion of garages, attics, and basements to dwelling spaces.

Online Occupancy Inspection Scheduler

Occupancy Inspections can now be scheduled online. Schedule your in inspection today.

Schedule Inspection

PMC 14.16 Certificate of Inspection

The certificate of inspection ensures that the proposed business will meet the requirements of the Zoning Code in the particular Zoning District.

View section 14.16 of the Pasadena Municipal Code

Fees and Fines

Fees and Fines


Occupancy Inspection (paid in person to Permit Center) $145.23
Occupancy Inspection (paid online via PayPal) $149.88
Home Occupation Permit $
Temporary Banner Permit $ 26.00 per application
Yard Sale Permit $21.00
Building Permit Reactivation $62.83 per permit (sub-trades)
Building Permit Reactivation $239.99 (building permit)


1st Citation $ 110.00 per violation, per day
2nd Citation $ 223.00 per violation, per day
3rd Citation $ 560.00 per violation, per day
4th Citation $ 1127.00 per violation, per day

Any person violating any provision of the Pasadena Municipal Code or applicable State Code may be issued an administrative citation. Each and every day that a violation occurs constitutes a separate and distinct offense.Citation payments must be made in full within thirty (30) calendar days of the issuance of the citation. Payment may be in the form of a cashier’s check, money order or personal check. DO NOT SEND CASH. Check should be made out to The City of Pasadena – Finance Department. Please indicate the citation number on your check.

You may mail payments  to the following address:

City of Pasadena -Finance Department

100 N Garfield Av.

Pasadena Ca 91101

Payment of the citation does not relieve the responsibility to correct the violation(s).  The failure to comply with an administrative citation, including any failure to pay an administrative fine, is a misdemeanor.

Applications and Forms

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Permit Center Counter Hours

Occupancy Inspection Program Counter Hours

175 N Garfield Ave
Pasadena, CA. 91101

Thu 18

Permit Center Hours

October 18 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri 19

Permit Center Friday Hours

October 19 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon 22

Permit Center Hours

October 22 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue 23

Permit Center Hours

October 23 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed 24

Permit Center Hours

October 24 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm