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Applications and Fees


You may submit online planning applications HERE.

Applications and Fees

Dear Prospective Developer or Business Owner: On behalf of the City Council and City Staff, we would like to thank you for your interest in locating your business and/or developing in the City of Lake Elsinore, California. The process of permitting and development can be daunting, and we see our role as helping applicants through the City’s process. The following guide is meant to establish the manner in which the City of Lake Elsinore process both discretionary and ministerial actions.

Guide to Entitlements

Planning Application


The City of Lake Elsinore uses a single application for all entitlements subject to discretionary review. The application includes all submittal requirements and a summary of the required information to be included.

Application and submittal requirements

Zoning Compliance


All building permit application will need to receive zoning compliance approval prior to the submission of a building permit application. The application includes all submittal requirements.

Application and submittal requirements

Sign Permit Application


Prior to the installation of any advertising structure, a sign permit is required.

Application and submittal requirements

Temporary Use Permit


Certain transient oriented uses are permitted subject to the review and approval of a Temporary Use Permit. City Staff reviews all Temporary Use Permits internally and some require external review by other regulatory agencies.

Application and submittal requirements

Landscape Permit

New landscapes and modifications to existing landscaping for certain land-uses may require the review and approval of landscape plans. 

Application and submittal requirements 

MSHCP Consistency Analysis (Lake Elsinore Acquisition Process - LEAP)


Properties located with criteria cells of the MSHCP project area are required to obtain a consistency analysis of the project prior to any development related activities. 

Application and Submittal requirements


Planning Division Fees

In order to process an application the City Council approved fee is necessary to be paid.

Development Fee Schedule


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