Business Licenses and Sign Permits are processed differently within the Historic Elsinore District. On Main Street, Business Licenses and Sign Permits are reviewed and approved by the Planning Division.
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The Planning Commission meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 6 pm. Meetings are held in the Cultural Center at 183 N Main Street in Lake Elsinore.
Only a licensed Land Surveyor or Registered Civil Engineer licensed to practice surveying in the State of California can precisely locate property lines. If the property line must be precisely located, such as for the construction of a property line wall, then the property owner must hire a licensed professional Land Surveyor or Registered Civil Engineer to perform a lot survey. Note: The City does not provide this service and City staff cannot advise property owners as to the location of their property lines.
Zoning is the separation of a city into districts, or "zones," that provide for the regulation of the intensity of development and allowable uses. If you know the location, Assessor's Parcel Number (APN), or address of your property, you may identify your zone by using Planning Division's Zoning page. You may also contact the public counter for zoning information at 951-674-3124. Written confirmation of the zone can be requested and is subject to a processing fee.
The maximum number of units allowed is determined by your property's zoning and lot size. To determine the maximum density for your property please review the residential development standards found in the City of Lake Elsinore Zoning Code.
Yes, permanent signs require 3 sets of plans which are reviewed and approved over the counter along with a one-time fee of $75. Temporary signs may be allowed for 30 consecutive days. Fees for temporary signs are $50 per occurrence (every 30 days).
In all residential zoning districts, new construction requires zoning approval, and you must submit plans for a plan check review for approval. Please refer to the Residential Development Standards for more detailed information related to development standards (e.g. setbacks, building height, lot coverage) and design guidelines. It is recommended that you sketch a scaled site plan of your proposed addition and discuss it with a planner at the public counter. No appointment or fee is required for this review.
Height: The required height of all side and rear property line fences or walls shall be a minimum of six feet. However, along a major arterial the Planning Commission, pursuant to design review approval, may require a minimum fence or wall height of eight feet. In required front yards the maximum height of a fence or wall shall be thirty-six inches; with the exception that wrought iron fences may be five feet in height.
Yes, Manufactured Homes are allowed in any zoning district that permits the construction of a conventionally framed (also known as "stick-built", traditional, or "site-built") single-family residence. Manufactured Homes must be placed on a permanent foundation and provide a minimum 2-car garage. Manufactured Homes are subject to the same regulations and Zoning Compliance approval process as conventionally framed single-family homes. The application for a Zoning Compliance review and applicable application fees are located on the Planning Division's Development Process page.
Yes. The Planning Division reviews all additions. Additions of less than 600 square feet are reviewed and approved over the counter by Planners. Additions of more than 600 square feet require Administrative Design Review and approval by the Community Development Director.
Yes, the Zoning Code regulates these types of activities via a "Temporary Use Permit". The event shall not attract more than 100 people at one time. Temporary Use Permits are allowed for 3-day events (Short-term), 3 to 30 days (Extended), and 30 to 120 days (Seasonal). Typical permits are parking lot sales, sidewalk sales, pumpkin, Christmas tree sales, etc.
The City of Lake Elsinore allows a variety of home businesses that is compatible with residential neighborhoods. Please call 951-674-3124 for detailed information.
A subdivision is defined as the division of any improved or unimproved land for the purpose of sale, lease, or financing. A subdivision also includes the conversion of a structure to condominiums. The State Subdivision Map Act provides general regulations and procedures that local governments must follow in the regulation of subdivisions. The City of Lake Elsinore has a subdivision Ordinance which provides specific guidelines and standards for the regulation of subdivision.