Building & Safety Department

Please note, the City of Menifee City Hall is closed to the public until further notice due to the latest orders by the Riverside County Public Health Official in an effort to stem the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, City Hall will be open for business virtually.

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.


All previously scheduled in person meetings/appointments will be rescheduled, conducted via phone, or video conference. Staff will be in contact to provide necessary meeting details for reschedule meetings/calls.


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 for more information.

  • Permits
Submit permit applications and plans online to Incomplete applications will be emailed back. 

  • Solar
All solar permits and plans will be submitted electronically to (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 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).

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 . 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.

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. Inspection requests can be submitted at Interior inspections of Mechanical/HVAC and Water Heater may be conducted via video or submission of photos using the template that can be accessed by clicking on the blue link. Please contact 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.