The Planning Division is responsible for managing the orderly growth and development of the community as set forth in the City of Desert Hot Springs' General Plan and Zoning Ordinance. 


The Planning Division is also responsible for the City's physical planning, which includes: 


Development Review
Analysis & Compliance
Environmental Review
Long-range planning
Development Policies


Each property is located within a specific zoning district, which determines the allowable land use and applicable zoning standards. The zoning standards regulate building characteristics, such as setbacks, building height, etc. 


The Planning Division also monitors and updates the General Plan and Zoning Ordinance and maintains the City demographics and census information. 


Click here for relevant forms, applications, documents, standards, and EIRs.


Desert Hot Springs Municipal Code


For more information, please contact a planning technician at (760) 329-6411.

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