City of Glendale Retrofit (Code Compliance) Requirements When Selling

When selling a home in the city of Glendale, CA, the following items should be checked by a independent third party retrofitter for full compliance. This ensures all parties, including agents and their brokers, will be covered in case of loss, injury or death after escrow closes.

When selling in 2023, the following items will be checked:

  1. Working smoke detectors in each bedroom and bedroom hallways. If two levels, a working smoke detector on each level at least. Hard wired or battery only type is OK.
  2. A working CO detector on each level, central to the living area or near the bedrooms. Note: Small homes are more susceptible to carbon monoxide incidences than larger, spacious homes. If a bedroom has a fireplace, a CO detector is required in that bedroom.
  3. Double strapped hot water heater tank. If water heater is tank-less, no strapping is required. Strapping is intended to prevent the water heater tank from tipping over and erupting any sheared gas line during an earthquake.
  4. Low flow toilets, meaning most toilets installed after mid-1990s. Most of the time, it will say ‘1.6GBF’ or similar somewhere near the base of the water tank or inside the tank. You can always send us a photo of the toilet if you are not sure.

City of Glendale does not require an automatic earthquake shut off valve when selling.

City of Glendale may have other property specific requirements, check with them at the Building and Safety Dept. at 818-548-4836.

Call us if you have any questions at 310.800.4418.

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