Building & Safety Department

While City Hall is open to the public Monday through Thursday, City Hall will continue to be open for business virtually via our "Zero Stop Shop". 

The Building & Safety Department is committed to maintaining continuity of City services, and will be offering select services online and by phone. Please see below for more details, or visit our Virtual City Services webpage.

MODIFIED VIRTUAL SERVICES
Meetings
In person meetings at City Hall may be scheduled when City Hall is open to the public. We encourage continued use of video/phone meetings.

Submittals

Electronic submittals are still required.  If hard copies are necessary, these will be accepted by mail or when city hall is open to the public. 

Please contact (951) 723-3886 or dpadilla@cityofmenifee.us for more information.

  • Permits
Submit permit applications and plans online to building_submittals@cityofmenifee.us. Incomplete applications will be emailed back. 

  • Solar
All solar permits and plans will be submitted electronically to solar@cityofmenifee.us (no exceptions).
 
  • Plan Check Corrections
All corrections will be provided electronically via email. All correspondence will be conducted via the applicant.
 
  • Certificates of Occupancy
Project requiring Temporary Certificates of Occupancy (TCO) or Certificates of Occupancy (C of O) must submit a "Certificate of Occupancy form" via email to building_submittals@cityofmenifee.us. Building and Safety Technicians will coordinate with Planning, Engineering and Fire for approval of occupancy.  Conditions of Approval not met will be identified and returned to the applicant. These will be mailed or sent electronically via email to the applicant. Applicants must still coordinate with outside (non-city) agencies/departments for their approval where applicable (for example, EMWD, So Cal Edison, Riverside County Environmental Health).

Fees
All fees will be invoiced by the Building & Safety Department and a copy of the invoice will be provided electronically to the applicant. Payments for invoices will be accepted via credit cards with the appropriate City of Menifee form, checks via the United States Postal Service, or by setting up a deposit account via wire transfer. For credit card payments or deposits via wire transfer, please contact the City’s cashier at (951) 723-3883 or cashier@cityofmenifee.us . If you are sending a payment via check through the mail, please include copies of all invoices being paid. All credit card and wire transfer payments will be posted within 24 hours of receipt. If paying by check via the mail, because of quarantine procedures and remote work conditions, it may take up to 7 days to process check payments. In person payments can be accepted when City Hall is open to the public.

Permit Issuance
Applicants must notify the Building & Safety department once all applicable fees have been paid. Upon receipt of this notification, the applicant will be provided the License Declaration via email.

Permits and plans may be picked up from City Hall by appointment only. To schedule a pick-up, call (951) 723-3877 or visit our Qless system online.

Field Inspections
Field Inspections will continue for all exterior and unoccupied dwelling units/construction. Interior inspections of mechanical/HVAC and water heaters may be conducted via video or submission of photos using a template. Please contact chernandez@cityofmenifee.us or (951) 723-3877 for more information on this process.
The Building & Safety Department oversees all building and construction within the City, including issuing building permits, plan check, inspections and providing assistance to citizens. It is our mission to provide quality services to protect life, health, property, and public welfare through an effective administration and regulation of the building codes.

Please use this site to access helpful information, download city handouts and find answers to frequently asked questions.
 

Construction Hours


Menifee Municipal Code Section 8.01.010, Hours of Construction states that any construction within the City limits located 1/4 of a mile from an occupied residence is permitted only Monday through Saturday, except on nationally recognized holidays, from 6:30am to 7:00pm.

Construction on Sunday or nationally recognized holidays are not permitted unless prior approval is obtained from the City Building Official or City Engineer.