Planning Division

The Planning Division is responsible for guiding the present and future growth of the City by striking a balance between residential, commercial, recreational, institutional and environmental needs. To accomplish this, the division is tasked with the following:

  • Process entitlements for private discretionary development to ensure compliance with local, regional, state and federal regulations

  • Maintain and update the City’s land development codes including General Plan and Murrieta Municipal Code

  • Regular coordination with federal, state, regional and tribal agencies

  • Monitor rental and for-sale affordable housing units for compliance (Housing Authority)

  • The Division also serves as support and technical staff for the Planning Commission