The Press-Enterprise

In an effort to boost building activity, Murrieta next week will waive permit fees for homeowners who use local contractors or suppliers for home improvement projects.

New decks, pools, heating and air conditioning systems and solar installations are among projects eligible for the deal. Permits must be taken out between Tuesday and July 13.

Some businesses are using the incentive to offer more deals. Lowes and Home Depot are giving 10 percent discounts. Solar panel installer Helio Energy Solutions, which has headquarters in Murrieta, will offer $500 cash back during the week.

June 29, 2011