Planning & Compliance Center

Planning & Compliance is responsible for assisting homeowners with the application process related to residential architectural and landscaping improvements.

Planning & Compliance Office Hours

The Planning & Compliance office is located inside the Canyon Lake POA Administrative Office in the Towne Center Plaza. The Planning & Compliance office hours are Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Telephone Support

The Planning & Compliance department is offering telephone support Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The department can be reached at 951-244-6841 x320.

Department Responsibilities

This department oversees the enforcement of the Covenants, Conditions & Restrictions (CC&R) and Rules & Regulations which define to all homeowners the Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions to home ownership within a common interest development. Daily responsibilities include:

  • Architectural Review
  • CC&R Enforcement
  • Improvements
  • New Construction
  • Permits
  • Weed Abatement

Helpful Resources

What is the permit process?

Permit Process

Required Approval

The Canyon Lake POA's CC&Rs state that no improvement may be installed, placed or moved on a lot, or altered or modified, without the written approval of the Architectural Control Committee (ACC). Thus a permit is required for any project on the property except softscape and remodeling of the internal approved habitable structure.

There are multiple application forms for the various types of improvements or projects that may take place on a property

Improvement / Project Forms

Committee Review

Completed application forms and application fees (if required), must be submitted to the Planning & Compliance Department. Upon submission, the application will be scheduled for review by the ACC at their weekly meeting, which applicants may attend. Following the committee's review and decision, the applicant will be mailed a written decision.

Additional Information

For questions about the type(s) of application needed for your project please contact the Planning & Compliance department at 951-244-6841 x320.

What are architectural violations?

Architectural Violations

Members may receive violations for not adhering to the Canyon Lake POA Architectural Guidelines as published in the Association's Rules & Regulations. Member can contact the Planning & Compliance Department should they have any questions or concerns.

Once a violation is remedied please contact the department for an inspection. Members who do not agree with their violation can appeal by providing a letter stating their reasons for an appeal or completing the Architectural Control Committee ("ACC") Appeal Form. The form or letter must be signed by the Prime or Associate Member, then faxed, emailed, or submitted in person to the Planning & Compliance Department.

Paying Fine(s) for Architectural Violation(s)

If you have received a notification regarding a fine(s) for a violation(s) and would like to make a payment, please refer to the PC number (ex: PC.8.9) located on the letter or the name of the violation and chose from the following options:

  • Mail a check or money order made out to Canyon Lake Property Owners Association to
    31512 Railroad Canyon Road
    Canyon Lake, CA 92587
  • Pay in person at the Canyon Lake POA Office located at 31512 Railroad Canyon Road in Canyon Lake with a check, money order or credit card
  • Pay over the phone with a credit or debit card by calling the Member Services Department at 951-244-6841 x310