COVID-19/Coronavirus Update



The One Stop Shop is closed to the public, until further notice to help combat the spread of the COVID-19 virus. We will continue to provide development services but with a significant reduction of our workforce, so we are able to maximize social distancing within City facilities.  Although we will strive to be as responsive as possible, additional time is needed to process remote permit applications, perform plan review, and provide field inspection services.

Please anticipate some delay in the development review process as we continue to respond to this crisis.

  • EXISTING ENTITLEMENT PROJECT RESUBMISSIONS: Entitlement application resubmittals will be accepted in either paper format, per the Paper Plan Submittal Policy, or in electronic format through a OneDrive link.  Please contact your Case Planner who will provide you with assistance with the Paper Plan Submittal process or the details and link for your specific project(s).
  • NEW ENTITLEMENT PROJECT SUBMISSIONS: New entitlement applications are encouraged to submit in electronic format through our e-Plan Services (Preliminary Application).  As an alternative, paper format applications may be submitted per the Paper Plan Submittal Policy. Following your initial submission, a Case Planner will be assigned and contact you and provide assistance with your application.   

Please note: All projects with entitlement expirations up to the end of the Emergency Declaration will have expiration dates extended 180 days to ensure they remain valid as we continue to work through this crisis.  This does not include maps subject to the Subdivision Map Act.

Please reach out to our staff at CDDInfo@riversideca.gov or 951-826-5371 for further information.

Thank you for your patience and understanding. 

Paper Plan Submittals


As the largest city in the Inland Empire, Riverside is a diverse and dynamic City experiencing tremendous growth and investment. The City offers a rich agricultural heritage, unique architecture, affordable housing stock and business friendly environment that is unique to Southern California.

Our Planning Division is committed to urban planning and design that results in a livable, high-quality of place – where people can live, work and play. By focusing on creative solutions for our customers, and in developing our long-range plans, Riverside is poised to become the location of choice for residents and businesses.

Mission Statement

Our Planning Division commits to creative urban planning and design solutions that allows Riverside to be a livable, high-quality location of choice for businesses and residents.


We are committed to urban planning and design that results in a livable, high-quality of place.



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