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Posted on: July 13, 2020

Effective July 13, 2020, Temecula City Hall to Temporarily Close to Public

Effective Monday, July 13, 2020 at 5pm, Temecula City Hall will close again to the public temporarily.

As the number of confirmed Coronavirus cases rise in Riverside County, along with a rise in ICU/hospitalizations and deaths attributed to COVID-19 regionally and statewide, Temecula City Hall will continue offering services virtually to its citizens and close in-person contact at City Hall temporarily for the safety of the public, City employees, and to help prevent community spread of COVID-19. Additionally, the State of California has issued the following mandates, effective immediately:

  • Statewide, the following sectors must remain closed to indoor operations (outdoor operations are permitted):
    • Dine-in restaurants, wineries and tasting rooms, movie theaters, family entertainment centers (for example: bowling alleys, miniature golf, batting cages and arcades), zoos and museums, and cardrooms.  Additionally, bars, brewpubs, breweries, and pubs must close all operations both indoor and outdoor statewide.
  • Counties that have remained on the County Monitoring List for 3 consecutive days, including Riverside County, will now be required to shut down the following industries or activities unless they can be modified to operate outside or by pick-up:
    • Fitness centers, worship services, protests, offices for non-essential sectors, personal care services, like nail salons, body waxing and tattoo parlors, hair salons and barbershops, and malls.

As always, the City’s “Virtual Permit Center” provides online access to municipal services including building and safety, business licenses, fire, land development and planning permit information. Access to the online portal is conveniently located on the City’s home page at and City staff is available in all departments by telephone at (951) 694-6444 and email. You can also download the City’s Mobile App.

Closure of Temecula City Hall to the public is anticipated to be in place until it is determined to be safe to reopen again. For local and regional COVID-19 updates, visit and  For economic recovery resources, visit  Follow the City of Temecula on social media including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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