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Planning Division

Contact Us

Cynthia S. Kinser

City Planner

(951) 461-6060
1 Town Square
Murrieta, CA 92562

Welcome to the Planning Division of the Development Services Department.  There are variety of resources on our site.  If you cannot find what you need please call us at (951) 461-6061. 

The Planning Division combines the functions of current and advance planning as well as coordination with Economic Development, Public Works, Building Safety, Police and Fire to manage the orderly growth and development of the community as set forth in the City of Murrieta’s General Plan and Development Code.  The Planning Division is responsible for the City’s physical planning, which includes development review, analysis and compliance, environmental review, long range planning, and development policies.  Title 16 (Development Code) of the Murrieta Municipal Code specifies the land use regulations for the City.  Each property is located within a specific zoning district, which determines the allowable land use and applicable development standards.  The development standards regulate building characteristics such as setbacks, building height, etc.

To contact Planning staff, please visit City Hall at 1 Town Square or call (951) 461-6061.  Staff is available Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and alternating Friday's from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The Planning Division also serves as support and technical staff for the Planning Commission.