Building and Safety Inspections

  • Please remember, work must remain accessible and exposed until approved by a Building Inspector. 
  • Permits, approved plans, and job cards must be available on-site for all inspections.
  • Inspection times vary based on workload (between 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
  • Electric panel change-outs requesting inspections prior to the first available time will be required to come into the Building Department and pay for an overtime inspection.  The inspection will be scheduled after 4 p.m. the day of the change-out or rescheduled through the electrical provider.

We're now scheduling for 

WEDNESDAY, February 8th.

Please DO NOT request a date before the one above.  Inspections will be limited and you will only be notified if you did not make the schedule.  Also, there are NO SOLAR INSPECTIONS ON FRIDAYS.  

( The Civic Center will be closed on Monday, January 16th in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day)

Building and Safety Inspection Windows

  • Inspection windows are available if you call 951-240-4202 between 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. the day of the inspection. Make sure to leave a message requesting an inspection window with the permit number and inspection information. The inspectors leave promptly at 8 a.m. and cannot be reached when they are in the field.

Please have the following information when requesting an inspection:

  • Permit Number
  • Site Address
  • Requested type of inspection (located on the back of permit card)
  • Date of the inspection request
  • Contact information of the person requesting inspection, including their phone number
  • Any pertinent information regarding inspection

Property Owner Responsibility

It is the property owner's responsibility to make sure that all required inspections are made on a project, including both in-progress inspections and the final inspection. The contractor, however, may schedule the inspections and be the one on-site for each required inspection.

Site Verification

The City of Temecula Building Inspector, when performing an inspection that requires a Special/Deputy Inspector will verify the Special Inspector's registration and review identification and credentials of the Special/Deputy Inspector.