Development Services 

Effective Wednesday, March 17, 2021: We will begin taking appointments for in-person counter services between 9 a.m. to noon. City Hall remains otherwise closed to the public.


Call (951) 304-2489 to make an in-person appointment.


You may also continue to use our contactless process to drop-off plans, permit applications, or other submittal documents for Building, Planning, Engineering, Business licenses. Here's the process:

  1. Deposit your Documents 
    Drop-off/Pick-up bins are located just outside the front door of City Hall, under a pop-up tent. Put documents inside plastic sleeves (which the City provides), and place them in the bin.
  2. Make Payment by:
    Calling the cashier with your credit card information at (951) 461-6042 or Mailing or overnight a check (UPS, USPS, or FedEx) to the City.
  3. You can check the status of your submission by viewing our weekly intake logs on this page.
  4. We will contact you if we have questions and will let you know when plans are ready for pick-up.


The Development Services Department (DSD) is responsible for implementing the land use goals, policies, and regulations established by the Murrieta City Council for private and public development projects. To effectively carry out these responsibilities, DSD is comprised of the following four separate but interrelated divisions. Feel free to select from the links to learn more about their respective roles and responsibilities.

  • Planning
    Implements and updates the City’s land development regulations through plan review and long-range planning functions, respectively.
  • Economic Development
    Develops and implements a cohesive and untied approach to recruitment, attraction, and business growth in the City.
  • Building & Safety
    Ensures new development meets state and local construction standards through plan check and building inspection.
  • Code Enforcement
    Ensures residents and businesses comply with the City’s various land use codes and nuisance regulations.