Fire Prevention

All Fire Prevention services are available online.  If you have questions, feel free to e-mail us at FireAdmin@TemeculaCA.gov.  

In person services are currently closed (as of July 14, 2020). Customers may utilize our online services (found below).

Online Services

Visit our Citizen Self Service (CSS) page to submit your Fire Permits. Prior to submitting online, please contact us at 951-694-6405. One of our staff will walk you through the process of submitting online. 


                                                                                   2019 California Code Update 

In preparation for the transition to the 2019 Building  & Fire Codes, the City of Temecula will continue to accept submittals under the 2016 Building & Fire Codes for new commercial/industrial buildings, new residential tract products, custom homes, and large tenant improvements until December 6, 2019 at 4:59 p.m. These submissions must meet our minimum submittal requirements. Plans that are incomplete will be not be accepted.


After December 6, 2019, all new commercial/industrial buildings, new residential tract products, custom homes, and large tenant improvements shall be designed in conformance with the 2019 Building & Fire Codes.


Small tenant improvements, minor residential additions, and residential photovoltaic systems will be accepted under the 2016 Building & Fire Codes until December 31, 2019 at 11:59 a.m. These submissions must meet our minimum submittal requirements. Incomplete submittals will be rejected.

The 2019 Building & Fire Codes are available at: https://www.dgs.ca.gov/BSC/Codes.


The mission of the Temecula Fire Prevention Bureau is to preserve and enhance the quality of life for the citizens of Temecula through the application of a comprehensive fire and hazard prevention program. This mission is carried out through the pursuit of the following goals:
  • Conduct public information and education programs that emphasize fire and life safety and have a strong focus on fire prevention.
  • Ensure a reasonable degree of life safety exists in all buildings through enforcement of applicable codes, regulations and standards.

Helpful Resources


Fire Inspections


This page is provided to deliver timely fire related information to those involved in the building process within the City of Temecula. The information will assist interested parties in preparing for fire system plan checks and inspections.

Needed at Time of Submittal


Annual Division
The major responsibility of the Temecula Fire Prevention Bureau is to prevent fire and save lives and property. An effective way to meet this obligation is to conduct Annual field inspections in accordance with section 103.3 of the California Fire Code. The Fire Code / Permit Inspection program developed by the Fire Prevention Bureau enhances the life safety environment of the City of Temecula by ensuring all businesses are meeting fire code requirements. This program will effect all occupancies subject to fire code regulations. The goal of the program is to reduce the amount of deaths, injuries, and property loss in the city resulting from fire.

Community Workshops 


The Annual Division would to invite our community to attend a workshop for more information on the Annual Inspection program here at the conference center located at City Hall.  For information on our community workshops, click here,