Virtual City Hall Permit Center - Zero Stop Shop!

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 via our "Zero Stop Shop".

The City of Menifee is committed to maintaining continuity of City services while ensuring the health, safety, and well-being of its residents and staff. The City and will be offering select services online and by phone. Please see below for more details:

General Procedures

Meetings
All previously scheduled 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.

Submittals
All walk-in services are suspended. Departments will accept electronic submittals. Please see below for department-specific procedures.If hard copies are required, these will only be accepted by mail. Please note that any submitted hard copy documents/plans will be placed in quarantine for 3 days before being processed/reviewed.

Payment of Fees
Payments 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) 723-7795 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.

Pass-through payments (i.e. Environmental Health) shall be submitted by mail courier.

Business Licenses

Business license applications may be submitted via the City’s website. If you have questions, please call (951) 672-6777 and ask for Business License.

Building and Safety

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.

Submittals

All walk-in services are suspended. If hard copies are required, these will only be accepted by mail and be processed electronically. Please note that any submitted hard copy documents/plans will be placed in quarantine for 3 days before being processed/reviewed.

Please contact (951) 723-3877 or chernandez@cityofmenifee.us for more information.

  • Permits
Submit permit applications online. Incomplete applications will be emailed back. 
All solar plans will be submitted electronically to solar@cityofmenifee.us (no exceptions).
Permits, such as tracts and commercial permits, that require the "Permit Issuance Approval Form" must be included with permit submittals.  Staff will review along with other departments. Conditions of Approval not met will be identified and returned to the applicant.
 
  • Plans
Submit building plans electronically via email to building_submittals@cityofmenifee.us or through cloud-based systems (i.e. Dropbox), or through flash-drives.
Please note that third party plan reviews are currently at a three (3) week turnaround for first-time submittals.
 
  • 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).

Permit Issuance
Applicants must notify the Building & Safety department once all applicable fees have been paid and provide a "Permit Issuance" form to building_submittals@cityofmenifee.us. Upon receipt of this notification and form, the applicant will be provided the License Declaration via email. Building and Safety Technicians will coordinate with Planning, Engineering and Fire for approval of permit issuance. 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).

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.

Code Enforcement

Code Enforcement staff will focus on cases that pose an imminent health and safety hazard. Complaints may be submitted via the City’s app or by calling (951) 246-6214. Questions regarding violations/ciations may be sent via email to bchavira@cityofmenifee.us or achavez@cityofmenifee.us or by phone at (951) 723-3759.

Community Development Department

Planning Division
All walk-in services are suspended. We will be accepting electronic submittals at planning_submittals@cityofmenifee.us. If you have submitted an application please continue to work with your planner via email.

Contact
Please see below for the points of contact for various inquiries:

Type of QuestionContact PersonPhone NumberEmail
General Information RequestsBrandon Cleary(951) 723-3761bcleary@cityofmenifee.us
Zoning QuestionsRussell Brown(951) 723-3745rbrown@cityofmenifee.us
Submittals

planning_submittals@cityofmenifee.us 
Existing ApplicationAssigned Planner

Temporary Outdoor Dining during COVID-19 crisis:

  • The application to have temporary outdoor dining can be found here.
  • Please submit the applications to the following email along with all of the submittal requirements: planning_submittals@cityofmenifee.us
  • Temporary outdoor dining applications are free and are processed within 24 hours of being submitted.  

Engineering Department

Plans Submittals
Engineering plans may be submitted electronically. Please contact engineering_submittals@cityofmenifee.us or (951) 723-3882 for more information.

Fire-OFM Department

Fire Inspections
Field inspections will continue for all exterior and unoccupied units/construction. Until further notice, no inspections will be conducted at a medical facility (including an urgent care). We will help assist in evaluating the need for inspections of residential care facilities, adult daycare and child care facilities. In some cases, alternative methods may be utilized, or the inspection may be able to be postponed. Please contact fire_submittals@cityofmenifee.us or (951) 246-6215.

Plans Submittals
Fire prevention plans may be submitted electronically to fire_submittals@cityofmenifee.us. Please contact brivera@cityofmenifee.us or (951) 723-3732 for more information.

Information From Our Partners

Payment of School Fees

  • Perris Union High School District: Administrative offices remain open. Please call (951) 943-6369 for collection of fees.
  • Romoland Union School District: Administrative offices are operating with limited staff, with school fees accepted on Wednesdays. Please call (951) 926-9244 for more information.
  • Menifee Union School District: Administrative offices are open by appointment only. Pleae email request for appointment to eoliver@menifeeusd.org or jsellers@menifeeusd.org

In the event the district offices discontinue services, the City will issue building permits and ensure payment of school fees prior to any Certificate of Occupancy releases.

Payment of TUMF Fees
WRCOG has established procedures to pay electronically. Please contact tumfcalculations@wrcog.us or (909) 709-5453 for more information.