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.


As of January 1, 2022, Building and Safety permits require digital submissions for the following permit types:

  • New commercial/industrial buildings
  • Additions to commercial/industrial buildings
  • Commercial/industrial tenant improvements
  • New tract homes
  • New custom homes
  • Photovoltaic systems (residential and commercial)

Digital submission must be made online (see below). We look forward to serving you with our improved digital process.

Online Services

  1.  Confirm that you are located within the City of Temecula by using our "Am I in the City of Temecula" app.
  2. Register for a Citizen Self Service (CSS) account a week prior to when you plan on submitting. 
  3. Review our minimum submittal requirements on our Apps, Forms, & Handouts page.
  4. Review our Digital Submittal Requirements (PDF)
  5. Download and complete a Building Permit Application (PDF).
  6. Visit our Citizen Self Service (CSS) page (or click on the large red button below) to submit your Building Permit application and any applicable plans/documentation

If you have general questions or need assistance with online submittals please email us at

Save Time and Request Online

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

Revision(s) to Building Permits

If you have revisions to previously issued Building Permits, you may use our Building and Safety Revision Request form to request the ability to upload your revisions to your Citizen Self Service (CSS) account.