Quadrennial Inspection Program

The Quadrennial Inspection Program was established in 1987 to ensure the quality and maintenance of the City’s multi-family housing stock. The Quadrennial Inspection Program was developed with the cooperation of the Foothill Apartment Owner’s Association, the Pasadena Board of Realtors, and City staff.

All rental properties containing three or more units are subject to the Quadrennial Inspection Program, and are inspected once every four years. After inspection, property owners are notified of any existing code violations and given a reasonable time for their correction. Upon correction of all violations, a Certificate of Occupancy is issued for the rental properties. This program has been effective in identifying multi-family properties that suffer from neglected maintenance, and has contributed significantly to the improvement of the City’s rental housing stock.

Reschedule Quadrennial Inspection

If you would like to make an initial appointment contact 626-744-6830. Please use the form to submit a request to reschedule a Quadrennial Inspection. A staff member from the Code Compliance will contact you within two business days. If you do not have an inspection appointment already scheduled please contact Code Compliance at 626-744-6830 and staff will schedule your appointment.

Reschedule Quadrennial Inspection

Fees and Fines


Occupancy Inspection $161.00 + fees
Temporary Banner Permit $ 27.00 per application
Yard Sale Permit $22.00


1st Citation $ 124.00 per violation, per day
2nd Citation $ 255.00 per violation, per day
3rd Citation $ 643.00 per violation, per day
4th Citation $ 1000.00 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. Citations can be paid online with Visa, Master Card, Discover, American Express or electronic check at www.cityofpasadena.net/citations. 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 Ave.
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.