The primary goal of the Planning Department is to implement orderly and compatible development which creates livable neighborhoods, supports economic development, and sustains a high quality of life for Temecula’s citizens.
  1. Applications

    Various applications are required for different planning projects. Please remember that fees will apply.

  2. Codes, Plans, Policies & Standards

    Access important documents related to the planning and zoning of Temecula.

  3. Environmental Review & CEQA

    The California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) is a state law that establishes a procedure for all California public agencies such as the City of Temecula for evaluating the environmental effects of a proposed project.

  4. Fees

    All formal Planning Applications require fees upon submittal. A detailed list of fees is available in our User Fee Handbook.

  5. Getting Started

    Learn how to navigate the Planning process, find helpful guides, and learn how to contact our staff for assistance.

  6. General Plan

    Considered a blueprint for development in the City, the General Plan provides long-term policy guidance for the community’s physical, economic, social and environmental changes.

  7. GIS/Maps

    A Geographic Information System (GIS) is a computer-based tool used to map and analyze features and occurrences. GIS technology integrates common database operations such as query and statistical analysis with the unique visualization and geographic analysis benefits offered by maps.

  8. Hearings

    Learn more about public hearings, including City Council, Planning Commission, (Planning) Director's Hearings, and the Old Town Local Review Board.

  9. Signage

    Most signs require Planning Department approval before they can placed on a building or constructed on a site.

  10. Zoning

    Check out maps and more information regarding zoning in Temecula.