Building & Safety

Purpose & Responsibilities


The Building and Safety Division is responsible for the administration and enforcement of all applicable regulatory clearances, codes and standards, fees, plan reviewinspections and application of City, State, and Federal laws and ordinances.

2019 California Building Code Updates

In preparation for the transition to the 2019 Building Codes, the City of Temecula will continue to accept submittals under the 2016 Building 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 Codes.

Small tenant improvements, minor residential additions, and residential photovoltaic systems will be accepted under the 2016 Building 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 Codes are available at: https://www.dgs.ca.gov/BSC/Codes.

Save Time and Request Online

Once you have received an issued Building Permit, you may now request a Building and Safety inspection online.