Non-Construction Certificate of Occupancy

The City of Temecula requires a Non-Construction Certificate of Occupancy (PDF) to be completed when:
  • A business changes ownership
  • A business changes locations
  • A business wants to open in a space (without any construction taking place)

Inspections


The Non-Construction Certificate of Occupancy involves inspections from:
These inspections are for the health, safety, and welfare of business owners and the general public.

Doing Construction


If you will be doing construction, you must obtain a Building Permit (PDF). If you obtain a Building Permit, you will not need to obtain a Non-Construction Certificate of Occupancy for your location.

Obtaining a Non-Construction Certificate of Occupancy


Before you start the Non-Construction Certificate of Occupancy process, you will need to do the following:
  1. Download the Non-Construction Certificate of Occupancy Packet (PDF).
  2. Complete the Building Permit Application (PDF) that is included in the packet.
  3. Provide 2 copies of dimensioned floor plans (see the attached sample in the packet).
  4. Contact Eastern Municipal Water District (E.M.W.D.) at 951-928-3777, ext. 2081 and request a “sewer clearance for the City of Temecula.”
  5. Bring a form of payment (American Express is not accepted) to pay for the Non-Construction Certificate of Occupancy and/or your Business License

After Permit Is Obtained


After you have obtained your permit, you will need to obtain the appropriate inspections and signatures that are listed in the Non-Construction Certificate of Occupancy Packet (PDF). Please see the Non-Construction Certificate of Occupancy packet for detailed instructions.

More Information


If you have any questions, please contact a Community Development Technician at 951-694-6439.