PLANNING PROCESS OVERVIEW
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 processes both discretionary and ministerial actions. Click on the icon below to view the planning process workflow:
Applying for any planning application is a simple two-step process:
Step one is to complete the appropriate application form from the list below AND DOWNLOAD IT TO YOUR LOCAL COMPUTER. YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO ATTACH THE COMPLETED APPLICATION DURING STEP TWO.
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.
Click on the icon below to complete the planning application form:
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.
Click on the icon below to complete the zoning compliance application form:
SIGN PERMIT APPLICATION
Prior to the installation of any advertising structure, a sign permit is required.
Click on the icon below to complete the sign permit application form:
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.
Click on the icon below to complete the temporary use permit application form:
New landscapes and modifications to existing landscaping for certain land-uses may require the review and approval of landscape plans.
Click on the icon below to complete the landscape permit application form:
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.
Click on the icon below to complete the consistency analysis application form:
Once you have completed and saved your application from the previous step, click on following Apply Now link to complete your online application process. You will be required to attach your completed application during the next step.