Permitting Process Overview
Permits are required if you plan on constructing a new building or modifying an existing structure. All permit types must be submitted online through SimpliCITY.
Simplicity has Video Tutorials to assist you
For more information on how to use Simplicity, see the SimpliCITY Guide.
Depending on the project, you may be required to obtain additional permits from other agencies that are
not available through the City of Moreno Valley. You may find the following links useful:
Below are the types of Building Permits for your reference.
Types of Permits
Building Permit Application
permit types start as a BAP when you apply online|
||Certificate of Occupancy
only Used for existing businesses where there is change in tenant
||Main panel upgrade, sub panels, or alteration to the electrical system Required if a Battery only is
installed or added to a solar system
||New HVAC, alteration/ relocation
||Residential only Patios, city standard freestanding and retaining walls, and windows
alteration/ relocation of pools, spas, pool equipment
alteration/ relocation of the plumbing system to include like for like change outs
roof of any size or type
||Array, inverter, storage batteries if included with Solar A BOE permit is required if a panel upgrade
or subpanel is included as part of the system
alteration/ relocation This includes all types of water heaters to include electric and tankless
||Commercial Full Review
or Tenant Improvement
||Residential Full Review
||New, addition, alteration, remodel, and upgrades
of any permitted or unpermitted structures
||Building Plan Deferred
||For submittal of deferred plans (Subject to Building Official approval)
||Building Plan Revision
||For revisions to issued plans.
||Building Special Assessment
||Special inspection due to building damage or unpermitted work.