Building & Safety


The Building and Safety Department is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the uniform codes pertaining to federal, state, and city adopted laws and ordinances. This responsibility includes meeting state mandates to assure all structures meet or exceed the minimum life safety standards of the codes, laws, and ordinances.

Achieving Standards

 The department assures that these standards are achieved by providing organized procedures and processes for reviewing and approving plans and specifications, issuing permits, and making field inspections.

Who to Contact via email or phone. For email, click on the staff's name and you will be directed to their email address.

Building Division Phone Directory: (951) 765-2475
General Building Questions: Email Nora Leyva (951) 765-3871
Request Inspection: Inspection Request Line (951) 765-2428
Inspection Time: Between 7:30am and 8:30apm (951) 765-2475 Option #3
Plan Check Status: Email Nora Leyva (951) 765-3871
Permit or Plan Check Fees: Email Alan Campos (951) 765-3873
Historical Building Data: Email Nora Leyva (951) 765-3871
Code Questions: Email Brett Long (951) 765-3872

  1. Sara Retmier

    Building Official

  2. Building & Safety

    Physical Address
    445 E Florida Avenue
    City Hall
    Hemet, CA 92543

    Phone: (951) 765-2475
    Fax: (951) 765-2481
    Emergency: 911

    Monday through Thursday
    7:30 am to 5:30 pm
    Closed on Fridays