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How to Verify a Professional's License in Murrieta?

Over 3.6 million individuals currently possess professional licenses issued by the California Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) that qualify them to provide their services to interested residents of Murrieta. This agency issues over 220 different license types, and it is in your best interest to confirm that your intended professional not only possesses a license but that this license is currently active and was issued by the appropriate DCA board or bureau. This task can be achieved via the DCA's online license search tool.

Note that, depending on the scope and nature of your intended project, you may also be required to obtain a locally issued permit from the Murrieta Development Services Department. For example, if your reason for hiring a professional is construction-related, you will typically be required to obtain a building permit from this department's Building and Safety Division. You can contact the Murrieta Development Services Department at (951) 304-2489 to make inquires on the city's general permitting requirements and procedures. Building permit-related inquiries can also be directed to the Department's Building and Safety Division at (951) 461-6062.

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Do Murrieta Neighborhood Councils
Issue Permits?

Murrieta has several community-based groups that aim to maintain healthy, safe, and vibrant neighborhoods in the city and provide residents with access to beneficial economic and social resources made available by city agencies. However, none of these groups have the authority to issue building permits, or any other types of permits, to their members and other interested parties.

In January 2021, the Murrieta City Council approved additional funds for the city's Back-to-Business Grant program, which is aimed at helping local businesses stay afloat and contributing to the economic vitality of the city's various communities. In June 2021, the city unveiled its new, state-of-the-art Amphitheater at Town Square Park, which was designed, amongst other things, to provide an accessible, community gathering avenue for residents of the city to enjoy various community-bonding events.

How to File an Unfair Business
Complaint in Murrieta?

You can file dishonest and unfair business complaints in Murrieta by contacting the Consumer Fraud Unit of Riverside County District Attorney's Office at (951) 955-5400 or by submitting a completed Special Prosecution Complaint Form to this office at:

  • Office of the District Attorney
  • County of Riverside
  • 3960 Orange Street
  • Riverside, CA 92501

Queries related to consumer complaint filings can also be directed to the Riverside County District Attorney's Office via email. Note that there is no guarantee that you will receive monetary compensation or any form of personal relief from a business when you file a complaint with this office. This office is also prohibited from representing private citizens, and any actions that it takes pertaining to your complaint will be done on behalf of the general public. However, you can take private legal action to pursue personal relief from the subject of your complaint by filing a lawsuit at the Riverside County Superior Court located at:

  • Southwest Justice Center
  • 30755-D Auld Road
  • Murrieta, CA 92563
  • Phone: (951) 777-3147

It is a good idea to get legal advice from a licensed attorney before taking any kind of legal action, and you can get referrals to attorneys near you by contacting the Riverside County Bar Association's Lawyer Referral Service at (951) 682-7520. If you are seeking personal relief to the tune of $10,000 or less, you also have the option of pursuing informal and relatively less expensive legal action without legal representation by filing a small claims action. The Riverside County Small Advisory Program provides interested parties with free assistance on how to file these types of actions, and you can contact this program at (951)274-4499, (760)393-2163, or via email.