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Development Services

Jeff Murphy

Development Services Director

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

Welcome to the Development Services Department 

Murrieta is a prosperous, young city that strives to provide innovative services and diverse business and housing opportunities that improve upon the high quality of life that is expected from our residents, visitors and business owners. Incorporated in 1991 and located at the junction of the I-15 and I-215 freeways in the Murrieta Valley, the City continues to offer unique opportunities for economic growth and innovative development that helps promote Murrieta as the “Gem of the Valley.”    

The Development Services Department (DSD) is responsible for implementing the land use goals, policies and regulations as established by the Murrieta City Council for both private and public development projects.  To effectively carry out these responsibilities, DSD is comprised of the following three separate, but interrelated divisions: Planning, Economic Development, and Building & Safety (see “Explore Murrieta” to the left of this website for links).     

To help establish clear purpose and set reasonable expectations, DSD has prepared and implemented a Mission Statement and Guiding Principles.  The Department adheres to these and reinforces them daily.  Additionally, the Department developed a Permit and Service Delivery Guide which is designed to help explain the permit review process by providing a roadmap to show the regulatory permitting steps that need to be navigated in order to make your business or development venture in Murrieta a reality. 

The City is interested in assisting you succeed in a manner that enhances the quality of life in Murrieta, within the context of our policy, regulatory and political framework. 

We are here for you.