May is Building Safety Month!
Building Codes: Driving Growth through Innovation, Resilience and Safety!
Building Safety Month is a public awareness campaign to help individuals, families and businesses understand what it takes to create safe and sustainable structures. The campaign reinforces the need for adoption of modern, model building codes, a strong and efficient system of code enforcement and a well-trained, professional workforce to maintain the system.
Function of a Building Department
A building department is a law enforcement agency within a local jurisdiction. Its main function is to enforce building codes, which are laws. The law of building codes is grounded in the police power of the state. This police power is the source of all authority to enact building codes.
A building permit is a license that grants legal permission to construct or alter a structure; it is a license to build. Permits are required as they provide the means for code officials to protect the public health, safety and welfare by reducing the potential hazards of unsafe construction and provide the means for code officials to inspect construction to ensure that, at the very least, minimum standards for materials and methods are used.
A dedicated team committed to protecting life and property through
responsible application of the State Building Code
while promoting safety through education and professional certification
thereby contributing to the development and success of Murrieta's economy.
The Building Safety Staff is available to assist you
Monday - Thursday 7:30am to 5:30pm.
Alternating Fridays 7:30am to 4:30pm.
to schedule a Building Safety Inspection
CITY HALL IS OPEN ON ALTERNATING FRIDAYS.
Please check the calendar on the City's home page for operating hours.
Please take a moment and tell us how we are doing!