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 is 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.

MODIFIED VIRTUAL SERVICES
Submittals
Electronic Submittals are required; e-mail to building_submittals@cityofmenifee.us for processing. If hard copies are necessary, these will be accepted by mail.

  • Permits - Submit permit applications, plans and supporting documents online to building_submittals@cityofmenifee.us. 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 dpadilla@cityofmenifee.us.. 
  • Solar Permits- All solar permits and plans are required to be submitted electronically to solar@cityofmenifee.us (no exceptions). 

Plan Check Corrections
Corrections are provided electronically via email 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_submittals@cityofmenifee.us
  • 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 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 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 bldg-insp@cityofmenifee.us
  • 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 chernandez@cityofmenifee.us 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.

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.