Building & Safety Department

As Riverside County continues to see a rise in COVID-19 cases, the City of Menifee will be transitioning to virtual and phone service-only during a temporary closure of City Hall and other facilities beginning Wednesday, January 12. City facilities are expected to reopen on Monday, January 31. Click Here to access the full press release.

Building & Safety 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

Addressing is now being handled by the Building & Safety Department. If you have any questions related to addressing, please contact our Plans Examiner Todd Bilo by clicking here.  

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VIRTUAL & ONLINE SERVICES
ACA and SolarApp+The City of Menifee Building & Safety Department is pleased to announce our new Accela Citizen Access (ACA) and SolarAPP+ automated permits. ACA provides residents, contractors, developers, and visitors access to some online permitting services, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For more information about ACA permits and SolarAPP+, please click the image to be re-routed to or ACA information page.

E-mail & In-Person Submittals Process
Electronic Submittals will be processed by email based on permit types. If hard copies are necessary, these will be accepted in person and by mail. See plan submittal requirements
  • Permits - Submit permit application, notarized authorization letter, plans and supporting documents online to email. Incomplete applications will be emailed back to the customer for completion. For general questions please contact us at 951-723-3779. 
Plan Check Corrections
Corrections are provided electronically via email or in person to the applicant on file. Questions regarding plan review, please 
email

Certificates of Occupancy 
Projects requiring 
Temporary Certificate of Occupancy (TCO) or Certificate of Occupancy (C of O) shall visit City Hall and sign in with Planning, Engineering, Fire for approval of occupancy prior to Building and Safety. Each department will verify if Conditions of Approval have been met. 

Applicants are required to obtain outside (non-city) agencies/departments approval if applicable (for example: Eastern Municipal Water District, Southern California Edison and Riverside County Environmental Health).

Fees and Payments
Building Staff invoices submittal fees, and provides a pdf document via email or in person upon request 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 email . Payments can also be processed in person at Menifee City Hall with the cashier from Monday - Friday 8 am to 4 pm. 

If you are sending payment via check through the mail please include copies of all invoices being paid. Credit card and wire transfer payments will be posted within 24 hours of receipt.

Permit Issuance
Applicants must notify the Building & Safety Department once all fees are paid and provide a 
License Declaration via email for permit issuance. 

Permits and plans may be picked up from City Hall or you may schedule an in person appointment via 
QLess system online.

Field Inspections
Field Inspections will continue for all exterior and unoccupied dwelling units/construction. Inspection requests can be submitted to email


Building & Safety Department Functions

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.

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 is not permitted unless prior approval is obtained from the City Building Official or City Engineer.