Building & Safety Department

As of June 28, 2021, Menifee City Hall will be open to the public Monday through Friday 8 am to 5 pm for all walk-in services. The City will continue to offer virtual appointments upon request. 

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.  

accela citizen access solar

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

All Permit Types E-mail & In-Person Submittals Process
Electronic Submittals; email for processing. If hard copies are necessary, these will be accepted in person and by mail.
  • 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 any questions regarding this process please contact us at 951-723-3886 or email.
  • Solar Permits-  Process eligible solar plans through SolarAPP+  and ACA solar automated permit. Submit traditional solar plan reviews by creating ACA solar permit and uploading documents. See more submittal information for other solar systems, EV chargers, storage systems and residential generators.             
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 
  • 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 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
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.

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.

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.

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.