Building & Safety Department

As of June 1, 2021, the City of Menifee City Hall is open in person to the public Monday - Thursday from 9am to 4pm by appointment only. To schedule an appointment for an in-person visit, please click here, or walk in appointments may be available. To schedule a virtual appointment (Monday - Friday, 8am to 5pm) please click here. Please see below for more details or visit our Virtual City Services webpage.


A partir del 1 de junio de 2021, el ayuntamiento de la ciudad de Menifee estará abierto al público en persona de lunes a jueves de 9 am a 4 pm solo con cita previa. Para programar una cita para una visita en persona, haga clic aquí, o puede haber citas disponibles sin cita previa. Por favor llame con anticipación para verificar si hay citas disponibles sin cita previa. Para programar una cita virtual (de lunes a viernes, de 8 am a 5 pm), haga clic aquí. Consulte a continuación para obtener más detalles o visite nuestra página web de servicios de ciudad virtual.

Electronic Submittals are required; e-mail to for processing. If hard copies are necessary, these will be accepted in person and by mail.
  • Permits - Submit permit applications, plans and supporting documents online to Incomplete applications will be emailed back to the customer for completion. For any questions regarding this process please contact us at 951-723-3886 or by email at 
  • Solar Permits- All solar permits and plans are required to be submitted electronically to (no exceptions). 

Plan Check Corrections
Corrections are provided electronically via email or in person to the applicant on file.

Certificates of Occupancy 
Projects requiring Temporary Certificate of Occupancy (TCO) or Certificate of Occupancy (C of O) must submit a Request for Occupancy Form via email to
  • Building Technicians will coordinate with Planning, Engineering and Fire for approval of occupancy. Conditions of Approval not met will be identified and provided to the applicant via email. 
  • 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 . Payments can also be processed in person at Menifee City Hall with the cashier from Monday-Thursday 9 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. The applicant will then be provided with a License Declaration via email which is required to be completed by the applicant and returned to the Building & Safety Department.

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 to
  • Interior inspections of Mechanical/HVAC and Water Heater may be conducted via video or submission of photos using the City of Menifee template.
Please contact for more information on this process. 

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.

Funciones del Departamento de Construcción y Seguridad

El Departamento de Construcción y Seguridad supervisa todos los edificios y construcciones dentro de la Ciudad, incluida la emisión de permisos de construcción, la verificación de planos, las inspecciones y la prestación de asistencia a los ciudadanos. Nuestra misión es brindar servicios de calidad para proteger la vida, la salud, la propiedad y el bienestar público a través de una administración y regulación efectivas de los códigos de construcción.

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.

Horas De Construcción
La Sección 8.01.010 del Código Municipal de Menifee, Horas de construcción, establece que cualquier construcción dentro de los límites de la ciudad ubicada a 1/4 de milla de una residencia ocupada se permite solo de lunes a sábado, excepto en días festivos reconocidos a nivel nacional, de 6:30 am a 7:00 pm.

No se permite la construcción en domingos o días festivos reconocidos a nivel nacional a menos que se obtenga la aprobación previa del funcionario de construcción de la ciudad o del ingeniero de la ciudad.