Desert Hot Springs News

Economic Development Roundup

Posted by City of Desert Hot Springs on Feb 23, 2021 1:44:17 PM

Welcome to the City of Desert Hot Springs Economic Development Round-Up, a biweekly newsletter where we share the latest news, helpful tips, and information related to business in Desert Hot Springs.


If you’ve been reading this update – or even just driving down Palm Drive – then you know that development is booming in our City across many industries. That’s because Desert Hot Springs is committed to supporting business owners in creating jobs, bringing resources to residents, and growing our local economy.


One of the ways that we’ve done that is by creating the CityPort. Launched last year, the CityPort is a new way for residents and business owners to access services and submit applications and permits online. In short, it’s a one-stop shop for everything you may need to open and run a business in Desert Hot Springs.


Simply visit to find dozens of forms, permits, and applications for the following fields:

  • Cannabis Compliance
  • Building
  • Planning
  • Engineering
  • Licensing
  • Code Compliance
  • Garage Sale Permits
  • And More


Not only can you find all of the documents you need; but also, you can submit them and track their progress online. Especially during a time when many people are working from home, this simplifies the process of starting and operating a business, and keeps it COVID-safe, too.


The CityPort is constantly being updated with new and relevant forms, permits, and applications, so if you’re not seeing something that you need, ask!


Visit, or email Economic Development Manager Denise Hamet at for more information.







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