The Occupancy Inspection Program is designed to ensure and
enhance 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 Housing Code, the property owner is notified of
the violations and given a reasonable time to correct noted deficiencies. Upon correction of the violations, 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
The Occupancy Inspection Program is administered by the Building & Safety
Division, under the Housing Inspection Code Section of the Planning and Community
Development Department, located in the Pasadena Permit Center at 175 N.
Certificate of Inspection Application
Housing and Quadrennial Inspection Code Check List
Owner Building Declaration
Pasadena Municipal Code 14.16
Transfer of Responsibility
Building & Safety is happy to announce Occupancy Inspections can now be scheduled online. Please visit the following link and follow the instructions to schedule the inspection today: https://egov1.cityofpasadena.net/apps/oip.