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  • 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, at the time of inspection, a dwelling unit is found to be in violation of the Housing Code, the property owner is notified of the violations and given a reasonable time to correct them. Upon correction of the violations, a Certificate of Occupancy is issued and remains valid until the dwelling unit is again sold or rented.

    Typical items checked during an Occupancy Inspection include the electrical, plumbing, and heating systems, structural hazards, and other health and safety items. In addition, Zoning concerns such as illegal building additions and the conversion of garages, attics, and basements to dwelling spaces are also checked.

    The Occupancy Inspection Program is administered by the Code Compliance Section of the Planning and Development Department, located in the Pasadena Permit Center at 175 N. Garfield Ave.