Fire Department


Steven Fox
Fire Safety Specialist

Fire Station #37
65958 Pierson Boulevard
Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240
(760) 329-5123

Fire Station #36
11535 Karen Avenue
Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240
(760) 251-6948

Office of the Fire Marshal
11999 Palm Dr.
Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240
(760) 329-6411

Sunday: Closed
Monday: 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday: 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday: 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday: 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday: Closed
Saturday: Closed


Fire Department

Fire services for the City of Desert Hot Springs are provided through a cooperative agreement with the State of California (Cal-Fire) and the County of Riverside.  The Riverside County Fire Department is a public safety agency dedicated to protecting life, property and the environment through professionalism, integrity, and efficiency.  The fire department consists of two stations and a fire marshal’s office located strategically in the city providing responses to fire suppression, emergency medical, fire prevention, education, investigations, and hazardous materials incidents, etc. For more information, please visit

To report a fire or other emergency, dial 9-1-1

Incident Reports and Medical Records Request

Please visit or call (951) 943-4970 for instructions.

Office of the Fire Marshal

The Office of the Fire Marshal is committed to facilitating fire and life safety solutions by empowering its employees to serve our community through innovation and partnershipThe Fire Safety Specialist serves as the City’s liaison with Riverside County providing support through a wide variety of fire safety responsibilities including: Review Planning Cases, Review and Inspection of Construction Development, Fire Life/Safety Inspections of State Regulated Occupancies, Review and Permitting of Special Events, Forms for Construction Inspections, Information on Ordinances and Standards for Construction, and Information Bulletins and Standards for Fire Protection in Riverside County.

Fire Plan Submittals

To submit plans and apply for a Fire Permit please visit   Paper and mailed plans are no longer accepted.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.  If you have any questions regarding how to submit or specific type of permit required, please contact 760-329-6411 and request to speak with a Fire Safety Specialist or Permit Technician.  Currently plan review turnaround times are 10 to 14 business days from the initial assignment date.

Fire Fee Schedule

Please visit

Guidelines, Policies and Standards

Please visit

Desert Hot Springs California Fire Code Adoption and Amendment Ordinances

Please visit

Fire Flow Report

Fire flow test reports are processed directly with the City's local water purveyor Mission Springs Water District (MSWD). Please visit their website at to obtain an application or contact them by phone at (760) 329-6448 for more information.

Fire Inspection Requests

Inspections are made subject to availability.  Please have the permit number available when scheduling inspections.  Please call: (760) 329-6411 Ext. 244 or


All requests must be received no later than 2:00 P.M. for next day inspection except as follows:

Calls received on Thursday by 2:00 P.M. will be inspected the following Monday.

Any calls received after 2:00 P.M. and during the weekend will be inspected on Tuesday.



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