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Construction standards, building permits and more.

Public Permit Portal

Welcome to Online Services - Water Engineering

Seamlessly connecting with our community and delivering the highest quality development services in a transparent, cost effective, and timely manner is critical to our mission as an organization.

The Public Permit Portal will enable you to remotely submit permit applications and electronic plans, pay fees, track progress, complete permit issuance, schedule and receive inspection results, and more, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The City invites you to register and utilize the Public Permit Portal powered by the POSSE Land Management System (LMS). Begin streamlining your development projects without visiting City Hall, waiting in lines for service, or printing paper plans, saving you time and money.

Please review the brief “How To” videos provided for your convenience below, along with the tutorials to assist you in navigating the portal as you register, submit Water Department Permit applications and track projects.

You may also contact the Water Engineering Division by calling (951) 826-5285 should you have any questions or need assistance.

*If you are not sure which type of Water Permit Application to submit through the Public Portal, please contact Water Department staff at (951) 826-5285 at this time. Submittal of complex applications should be coordinated with a Case Planner. If you are unsure about which Planning Application type is needed for your project, please contact us.


Public Permit Portal

Click here to enter the portal: https://posselms.riversideca.gov/prod/pub/lms

Advisory: The use of Google Chrome is the recommended browser for the Public Permit Portal to ensure the best performance possible.


Useful Training Tools and Tips


Tutorial - Register a User


Receiving Outcome Emails in the Permit Portal

Tutorial - Receive Outcome Emails


How to Search for Building Permits

Tutorial - Search Building Permits


How to Upload Electronic Plans and Resubmittals

Tutorial - Upload Electronic Plans


How to Check Plan Review Status

Check Plan Review Status


How To Submit a Water Research Request

How To Submit a Water Research Request


How To Request Fire Flow Data

How To Request Fire Flow Data


How To Submit For A Water Permit

How To Submit For A Water Permit