Code compliance is the enforcement of all Municipal Codes and Ordinances, various State and local laws, and Health and Safety regulations as they relate to conditions or activity within the City.


Whenever possible, the City of Desert Hot Springs makes every reasonable effort to obtain voluntary compliance. Our officers are trained to be as helpful as possible in helping you to succeed in correcting or complying with the standards set by the community.


You can expect the officers to be professional in their approach to situations and to afford you the necessary time it will take for compliance. As long as you are working toward the goal of compliance, the officer will assist you in every way possible.



The City of Desert Hot Springs has implemented a Citizens reporting application to make it easier to report code violations. The app, "myDesertHotSprings," is available for FREE from the iPhone App Store and Android Market.


Click HERE to view a tutorial.




Report a Violation on our website HERE.


You may also contact

Emily Vera

(760) 329-6411, Ext. 269



Graffiti Hotline

(888) 562-3822


Cannabis Hotline

(760) 329-6500

Anonymously report violations or illegal activities related to cannabis



Browse guidelines and relevant forms below:


Debris Guidelines

Illegal Dumping

Unwanted Material Guidelines

Code Compliance Documents & Forms





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