Covid-19/Coronavirus Update

City Engineering

City Engineering

Land Development


Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the One Stop Shop continues to provide development services but remains closed to the public until further notice. To additionally combat its spread, a significant reduction of our workforce is in place to maximize social distancing. Although we will work to be as responsive as possible, additional time is needed to process applications remotely, perform plan reviews, and provide field inspection services. Please anticipate delays in the development process as we continue to respond to this crisis.

EXISTING PROJECTS: Paper plan resubmittals must transition to pdf format and be submitted through e-mail to This includes street opening permit drawings (including traffic control plans), grading, construction, traffic, and water quality management plans. Projects previously submitted in pdf format will be reviewed accordingly.  Permit issuance will follow established procedures and may be issued remotely. Field inspections will be conducted while practicing social distancing, FaceTime, and/or unoccupied spaces to reduce Covid-19 exposure. Please note that existing permit and plan check applications will continue to remain valid with expiration dates extended 180 days beyond the lifting of the declared emergency, when occurs.

NEW PROJECTS: All new permit applications requiring plan check must be submitted in pdf format through email to Simple “over the counter” permits may submit plans to Staff will contact you to process your application and schedule all necessary transactions remotely.

Please contact Public Works Land Development at (951) 826-5800 for further information.

Thank you for your patience and understanding. 

The Land Development section of Public Works Engineering is staffed by a team of civil engineers and development service representatives. We provide important information and services to property owners and developers. Anyone who is developing or redeveloping their property within the City of Riverside should contact Land Development at (951) 826-5341.

In addition to providing public information, we help you by issuing permits, processing plan drop-offs and pickups, handling research requests, explaining department services and directing you to appropriate Public Works contacts.

The Land Development section of Public Works Engineering is staffed by a team of civil engineers and development service representatives.

Grading permits are required from any person who proposes to disturb more than 50 cubic yards of soil. Read More...

 Street, Sewer, Storm Drain plan check services are available. Read More...

Public Landscape plan check services are available.

Water Quality Management Plans (WQMP) address the management of Urban Runoff quantity and quality to protect Receiving Waters. Read More...

Public Works Drawings, Forms, Handouts, Surveys, Land Records and Plans This vast collection of documents is available HERE.

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Behind the scenes, Land Development works closely with the Community Development department to provide Public Works conditions associated with Building & Safety permits and Planning cases. This includes subdivisions (Tract & Parcel Maps), lot line adjustments, rezoning, conditional use permits, design reviews, and new residential & commercial structures.

Did You Know?

Riverside Municipal Code requires private land developments to construct certain improvements to accommodate the proposed project and minimize the negative impacts caused by the development such as traffic, increased drainage and reduced water quality. 

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Riverside, CA 92522

Phone: (951) 826-5341

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