Development Services 

Effective December 7, 2020: Drop-Off and Pick/up hours are now from 9 a.m. to noon during City Hall Closure. You can drop-off plans, permit applications, or other submittal documents for Building, Planning, Engineering, Business licenses. Here's the process:

  1. Call (951) 304-2489 
    This lets us know you are coming. While not required, it helps ensure that we bring your documents inside promptly.
  2. Deposit (or Retrieve) 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.
  3. Make Payment by:
    Calling with your credit card information at (951) 304-2489 or Mailing or overnight a check (UPS, USPS, or FedEx) to the City.
  4. Wondering if we received your drop-off? You can check the status of your submission by viewing our weekly intake logs on this page.

We will contact the applicant if we have questions and let them know when plans are ready for pick-up. Plans to be picked up will then be placed in a pick-up bin in the same location as the drop-off bins.


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.