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Visit our elections page for information on a Desert Hot Springs Municipal Election. Or you can contact the City Clerk’s office at or at (760) 329-6411. For information on elections not pertaining to the City of Desert Hot Springs, you can contact the Riverside County Registrar of Voters at 800-773-VOTE (8683). 

You can look up your polling place here. You may also contact the City Clerk’s Office for assistance at (760) 329-6411 or at

You can register to vote online at the California Secretary of State website or submit your voter registration form to the Riverside County Registrar of Voters (ROV) by mail or in person. The ROV’s office is located at 2720 Gateway Drive, Riverside, CA 92507. You may also pick up a voter registration form at any...

You can apply for a building permit online. Or visit City Hall located at 11999 Palm Drive, Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240.

To register a vehicle in California, visit a local California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) office. The nearest DMV office is located at 425 S. Sunrise Way, Building A, Palm Springs, CA 92262.

Pet licensing is required by State law and Riverside County; and issued by the Desert Hot Springs Animal Care & Control. You can contact them at (760) 329-6411 Ext. 450 for more information.

Birth, death, or public marriage certificates, collectively known as vital records, can be ordered from the Riverside County Clerk’s Office if those documents are registered in Riverside County. For information on vital records, please visit the Riverside County Clerk’s Office or contact them at (951) 955-6200.

Marriage licenses are issued by the Riverside County Clerk's Office. Please visit the Riverside County Clerk’s Office or contact them at (951) 955-6200.

The City doesn’t provide legal advice regarding tenant rights, but check out the Fair Housing Council of Riverside County and Riverside County Legal Aid for resources and assistance.

The County of Riverside, Department of Environmental Health, inspects and permits all retail food facilities in Desert Hot Springs. You can search food safety inspection results online. You can report a concern about food safety in a public facility online or by calling (888) 722-4234.

You can learn about zoning regulations in Title 17 of the Desert Hot Springs Municipal Code. You can also view the citywide Zoning Map online. To find out the zoning of a specific property, you can look it up online. If you need assistance, contact our Planning Division at (760) 329-6411.

The City has adopted Riverside County’s animal control regulations by reference. Please also check the Municipal Code for any animal control regulations specific to the City of Desert Hot Springs. Please contact Animal Care and Control for more information.

You can report housing code violations online. Contact Code Enforcement at or at (760) 329-6411 Ext. 269 if you have questions regarding an existing complaint.

You can view the Desert Hot Springs Municipal Code online.

You can pay your citation online.

Click here for information on how to appeal a citation.

Currently, the sales tax rate in Desert Hot Springs is 7.75%.

You can pay your bill through the Mission Springs Water District’s online payment system.

For assistance, please contact the Economic Development Division at (760) 329-6411.

Yes, a business license is required of most businesses to transact and carry on any business, trade, profession, or occupation in the City of Desert Hot Springs, even if your physical office is located outside city limits. You can obtain or renew a business license online. If you need assistance, please contact Kathlyn Palmer, Administrative...

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