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a. Ensure that the consumption of cannabis or cannabis products is not visible from the outside of the business, and the smoking, inhalation, consumption or ingestion of cannabis or cannabis products shall not be visible from any public place or any area where minors may be present.
b. Ensure that cannabis consumption areas shall have adequate security and lighting for the safety of patrons and to protect the premises from theft at all times.
c. Employ a person to be on the premises to supervise employees and patrons at all times during business hours.
d. Install an odor-absorbing ventilation and exhaust system so that odor generated on the premises is not detected outside the premises.
e. Properly designate any and all smoking areas, if applicable, and in compliance with all local and State laws.
f. All designated smoking areas shall be 50 feet from any residential property line.
g. Place and properly maintain solid waste receptacles and recycling bins, in sufficient numbers and locations to service the needs of the proposed use at peak business periods.
h. Properly re-package any and all cannabis or cannabis products that are partially consumed to be taken off-site.
i. Cannabis entertainment facilities must comply with all provisions of this code and State law at all times.
j. If operating a Storefront create and maintain an active account within the State’s track and trace system required by Business and Professions Code Section 26067 prior to commencing any commercial cannabis activity

The hours of operation for the Storefront Facility may be 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.; however, the hours of operation for the (public) consumption areas may be from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.

Entry into the premises by persons under the age of 21 is prohibited.

No, cannabis items for consumption must be purchased from the storefront retail or non-storefront retail facility within the Entertainment Facility.

No, the sale or consumption of alcohol or tobacco products is prohibited on the premises and must be consistent with State law.

No, the sale or consumption of alcohol or tobacco products is not prohibited on the premises and must be consistent with State law.

Your Conditional Use Permit will meet this requirement.

State licenses are obtained through the California Department of Cannabis Compliance, instructions on how to apply are available through their website. https://cannabis.ca.gov/applicants/how-to-apply-renew/

A State Cannabis License will be required for the Storefront or Non-Storefront retail facility.

Access the Desert Hot Springs website at cityofdhs.org and click “Online Permits”, and then click “Cannabis Compliance”. The regulatory permit is entitled “Cannabis Entertainment Regulatory Permit”. Accessing the Frequently Asked Questions box will provide an overview of the application portal.

You must first acquire a Conditional Use Permit, which allows the purposed cannabis use (Planning Division) and then obtain a Regulatory Permit, which authorizes the cannabis facility operation (Cannabis Compliance) will be required; procedures for applying for both are located within the Desert Hot Springs City website.

An entertainment use (such as but not limited to a movie, theater, bowling alley, or concert venue) is required and must include:

A Storefront Retail Facility, which facility complies with all terms and conditions in this chapter, including all State and local laws. The storefront retail facility shall enjoy all uses as provided in Section 17.180.040.

And an On-site cannabis consumption area, which shall comply with all of the following:

i. On-site cannabis consumption area within the confines of the entertainment facility shall only be attached to any storefront retail facility via non-public, secure passageways and must be located in a separate area, and otherwise comply with all State and local laws.
ii. In addition to off-site sale, the storefront retail facility attached to an entertainment facility may sell cannabis products for on-site consumption only to be consumed within the cannabis consumption area. Such on-site sales must be done and consummated by an employee of the entertainment facility via menu only.
iii. Any cannabis-containing product not fully consumed on site, shall be properly packaged for the patron to take it off-site.
iv. The sale or consumption of alcohol or tobacco products is not allowed on the premises and other consistent with State law.
v. The smoking, inhalation, consumption, or ingestion of cannabis or cannabis products shall not be visible from any public place or any area where minors may be present.

Cannabis entertainment facilities shall be located in commercial districts (except the Commercial Downtown District), industrial district or the Mixed-Use Corridor District in the City.

a. Ensure that the consumption of cannabis or cannabis products is not visible from the outside of the business, and the smoking, inhalation, consumption, or ingestion of cannabis or cannabis products shall not be visible from any public place or any area where minors may be present.
b. Ensure that cannabis consumption areas shall have adequate security and lighting for the safety of patrons and to protect the premises from theft at all times.
c. Install an odor-absorbing ventilation and exhaust system so that odor generated inside the premises is not detected outside the premises.
d. Properly designate any and all smoking areas, if applicable, and be in compliance with all local and State laws.

e. All designated smoking areas shall be 50 feet from any residential property line.
f. Place and properly maintain solid waste receptacles and recycling bins, in sufficient numbers and locations to service the needs of the proposed use at peak business periods.
g. Properly re-package any and all cannabis or cannabis products that are partially consumed to be taken off-site.
h. Cannabis Hotel Facilities must comply with all provisions of this code and State law at all times.
i. Cannabis Hotel Facilities must train their employees about the various cannabis or cannabis products it sells, including the potency of the products, absorption time, and effects of the products.

The hours of operation for the Storefront Facility may be 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.; however, the hours of operation for the consumption areas may be from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.

A Cannabis Hotel Facility must create and maintain an active account within the State’s track and trace system required by Business and Professions Code Section 26067 prior to commencing any commercial cannabis activity.

No, cannabis items for consumption must be purchased from the storefront retail facility within the Cannabis Hotel Facility.

Cannabis Hotel Facilities may provide (sell) cannabis or cannabis products to a patron in an amount reasonable for on-site consumption and consistent with personal possession and use limits allowed by State law.

Store cannabis-containing products out of sight and in accordance with State law and will be allowed to display empty packages of cannabis-containing products and/or provide a menu of cannabis-containing products to patrons.

A Cannabis Hotel must notify patrons verbally and through posting of a sign in a conspicuous location, that entry into the premises by persons under the age of 21 is prohibited.

No, the sale or consumption of alcohol or tobacco products is prohibited, consistent with State law.

No, the sale or consumption of alcohol or tobacco products is prohibited on the premises of a Cannabis Storefront retail location consistent with State law. A cannabis hotel must Comply with all State alcohol requirements.

Your Conditional Use Permit will meet this requirement.

State licenses are obtained through the California Department of Cannabis Compliance, and instructions on how to apply are available through their website. https://cannabis.ca.gov/applicants/how-to-apply-renew/

State Cannabis License will be required for the Storefront retail.

Access the Desert Hot Springs website at cityofdhs.org and click “Online Permits”, and then click “Cannabis Compliance”. The regulatory permit is entitled
“Cannabis Hotel Regulatory Permit”. Accessing the Frequently Asked Questions box will provide an overview of the application portal.

You must first acquire a Conditional Use Permit, which allows the purposed cannabis use (Planning Division) and Regulatory Permit, (Cannabis Hotel Facility /Storefront) which authorizes the cannabis facility operation (Cannabis Compliance) will be required; procedures for applying for both are located within the Desert Hot Springs City website.

Cannabis hotel facilities shall be located in commercial districts (excluding the Downtown Commercial District), Mixed-Use Corridor District, or Visitor-Serving Mixed-Use District in the City.

City of Desert Hot Springs Code Compliance staff members are part of the Desert Hot Springs Police Department. Code Compliance Officers are responsible for enforcing Municipal Codes, Building Codes, and Zoning Regulations to provide for the health, safety, and general welfare of all City residents. These codes are different than laws enforced by the Police and Fire Departments because they mostly relate to property issues rather than issues directly related to a person. However, an individual can be held responsible if their property, whether it is owned or leased, is in violation.

The Code Compliance process is typically initiated in several ways:

1) Observation of a code violation by City staff as they patrol the community and do their jobs;

2) Triggered by an action, request, or application (for example, an application for a building permit or a request for a zoning variance); or

3) In response to a complaint by an individual.

City residents can report suspected code violations via our website to REPORT A CODE VIOLATION or by calling the Code Compliance Hotline at (760) 329-6411, ext. 265.

Once City staff has observed a violation on your property you will be issued a Courtesy Notice of Violation. This gives a specific time frame, depending on the violation, in which you are required to bring your property into compliance. If the violation is not corrected within the time frame given, you will be subject to fees and/or citations until compliance is achieved. You can view a Code Compliance Process flow chart on our website for more details.

City staff responds to Code Compliance complaints according to the impact of the violation on the community. Situations that appear to pose a serious risk to health and safety are given top priority; others are pursued in the order in which they are received.

For all types of code complaints, the first step in the follow-up procedure is personal contact by a City staff member to ascertain if a code violation exists, and to request remediation. If the individual responsible for the situation is not available or appears unwilling to voluntarily correct the code violation in a timely manner, a Notice of Violation or a Citation may be issued. The City may also take court action if the situation poses a significant risk to the community or if the individual has ignored previous notices/citations.

The role of Code Compliance is to interpret and apply the municipal code applicable to each specific case. Code Compliance officers have the discretion to grant time extensions and work collaboratively with residents on correcting violations.

The goal of enforcement is to ensure city-wide conformity to Building and Zoning Regulations to maintain safety and enhance the quality of life for all residents. The quality of life in Desert Hot Springs is tied to the character and conditions of its neighborhoods. Enforcing violations stops unsafe issues from continuing and prevents future violations from occurring. Specifically, enforcing property maintenance standards protects the appearance, integrity, and character of the community, as well as helping maintain property values for owners.

Fair Housing Council of Riverside County, Inc. (FHCRC) offers services to both landlords and tenants in an effort to resolve disputes arising from the individual’s tenancy. FHCRC receives complaints, investigates them, and then attempts to mediate the dispute between the landlord and tenant. FHCRC also hosts educational workshops for both landlords and tenants on their rights and responsibilities under Fair Housing laws.

Please contact the Fair Housing Council if you are experiencing a tenant, landlord, or roommate dispute.

Palm Springs Office:
190 W. Amado Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262
(760) 864-1541
By appointment only: Monday to Thursday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Under a District-based election system, the City would be divided into equally populated election districts.  A candidate must reside within an election district and is elected only by voters residing within that same election district.


Bajo un sistema electoral basado en el dist rito, el mun1c1p10 se divi dirfa en distritos electora tes igualmente poblados. Un candidate debe residir dentro de un distrito electoral y es elegido solamente per los votantes que residen dentro de ese mismo distri to electoral.

Currently, the City Council consists of four Council Members and a Mayor who are all elected at-large. This means any eligible voter who lives in the City can run for office, and every voter may vote for all four of the City Council Member seats and also vote for Mayor, regardless of where they live in the City. Once elected, the four City Council Members and the Mayor each serve four-year terms of office with a limit of two terms for Mayor.


Actualme nte, el Ayuntamiento esta formado per cuatro concej ales y un alcalde que son elegidos de forma general. Esto signi fica que cualquier vota nte elegible que vive en el munici pio puede postularse pa ra el cargo, y cada vot ante puede votar per los cuatro escanos del Ayunta miento y tambien vot ar per el alcalde, independientemente de donde vivan en la ci udad. Una vez elegidos, los cuatro conceja les y el alcalde cumplen un t ermino de cuatro anos de mandate con un If mite de dos mandat es para el alcalde.

District formation determines which neighborhoods and communities are grouped together into a district for purposes of electing a council member.

The Mayor and City Council will seek input in selecting the district map for our City Council. You have an opportunity to share with the Mayor and City Council how you think district boundaries should be drawn to best represent your community.

You can contact the City Clerk’s Office at 760-329-6411 or cityclerk@cityofdhs.org to find out more about how the process works.


La form aci6n de distritos electora tes determina que vecind arios y comunidades se agrupan en un distrito para prop6sitos de elegir a un miembro del ayuntamiento.

El Alcalde y el Concejo Municipal pedi ran su opi nion al seleccionar el mapa del distrito para nuestro Municipio. Ust ed tiene la oportunidad de compartir con el Alcalde y el Concejo Municipal c6mo pi ensa que los lfmites del distrito deben ser para represent ar mej or a su comunidad.

Puede comunica rse con Carmezi Russell, Secretario Municipal por t elefono al 760-329-6411 ext. 117 o por correo electronico a cityclerk@cityofdhs.org para obtener mas informaci6n sobre c6mo fun ciona el proceso.

To the extent practicable, district lines will be adopted using the following criteria:

(1) Geographically contiguous districts,

(2) The geographic integrity of local neighborhoods or communities shall be respected in a manner that minimizes its division,

(3) Geographic integrity of a city shall be respected in a manner that minimizes its division,

(4) Easily identifiable boundaries that follow natural or artificial barriers (rivers, streets, highways, rail lines, etc.), and

(5) Lines shall be drawn to encourage geographic compactness.

In addition, boundaries shall not be drawn for purposes of favoring or discriminating against a political party.


En la medida en que sea posib le, los If mites distritales se definiran de acuerdo con los siguientes criterios:

(1) contiguidad geografica,

(2) respeto de la integridad geografica de los vecindarios o las comunidades locales a fin de minimizar su division,

(3) respeto de la integridad geografica de las ci udades a fin de minimizar su division,

(4) If mites facilmente identificables que sigan las barreras natu ra les o artificiales (rfos, calles, autopistas, lfneas ferroviarias, etc.), y

(5) definicion de If mites de modo que se prom ueva la compactibilidad geografica. Ademas, nose definiran If mites con el fin de favorecer ni discriminar a ningun partido polftico.

The Mayor and City Council will reach out to local media to publicize the District formation process. Also, we will make a good faith effort to notify community groups of various kinds about the District formation process. Our public input hearings will be provided in applicable languages (e.g., Spanish) if residents submit a request in advance. The Mayor and City Council will notify the public about District formation public input hearings, post maps online before adoption, and create a dedicated web page for all relevant information about the District formation process.


El ayuntamiento municipal se comunicara con los med ios locales para difundir el proceso de reestructuracion de distritos. Ademas, haremos un esfuerzo por not ificar a diferentes grupos de la comunidad acerca de este proceso. Nuestros talleres se ofreceran en los idiomas solicitados (p. ej., espa nol, mandarf n) siempre y cuando los residentes presenten una solicitud con 72 horas de anticipacion. El ayuntamiento municipal notificara al publico acerca de los talleres de reestructuracion de distritos, publicara los mapas en lf nea antes de implementar los If mites nuevos y creara una pagina web exclusivamente para comunicar toda la informacion pertinente sobre el proceso de reestructuracion de distritos.

The City will be holding public workshops and hearings to receive public input on where district lines should be drawn. Please see workshop and hearing dates listed on this page.


El concejo municipal llevara a cabo juntas y talleres pu blicos para escuchar la opinion de la comunidad acerca de los limites de los distritos.

If you see smoke, please call 911.

Fire Safety Inspections can be requested by emailing Lucero.Iniguez@fire.ca.gov AND Ruben.Diaz@fire.ca.gov during business hours.

For more information, visit the Riverside County Fire Department website at www.rvcfire.org.

Click here for a listing of local restaurants.

Help clean up our community and get rid of extra household waste, bulky items, motor oil, and more by participating in the Citywide Clean-Up events. Citywide Clean-Up events are held 4 times a year.

Click here to learn more.

Residential and single-family customers are eligible for FREE collection of bulky waste through Desert Valley Disposal.

Bulky items include:

  • Appliances
  • Furniture
  • Tires
  • eWaste

Click here to learn more and schedule your pickup.

If you need immediate assistance, please dial 2-1-1 for information on resources and services near you.

2-1-1 is a toll-free, 24-hour, 7 days a week, confidential service providing Riverside County residents access and referrals to community, health, food, and shelter information

Riverside County Continuum of Care
(800) 498-8847

CV Housing First
(442) 227-5562

Other Resources, Food Banks, and Emergency Housing Providers:

The Housing Authority of Riverside County administers the development, rehabilitation, or financing of affordable housing programs throughout Riverside County.

The closest office is located at:

Workforce Development Center
44199 Monroe Street, Suite B
Indio, CA 92201
(800) 609-5708

The Desert Hot Springs Senior Center is located at 11777 West Drive.

Hours of operation: Monday – Friday, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm (closed Saturdays and Sundays).

Phone: (760) 329-0222

Email: cherylh@mizell.org

The Desert Hot Springs Senior Center is located at 11777 West Drive. Membership is $10 per year for individuals aged 50 and older.

For more information, please call (760) 329-0222

Marijuana manufacturing facilities are not subject to cannabis taxes.

The monthly sales tax rate for any person or entity legally selling or providing marijuana for casual/recreational use within the City is 10% of its proceeds from such sales or provision.

The annual tax rate is $10 per square foot for space utilized in connection with the cultivation of marijuana for casual/recreational use.

For more information on how to obtain a passport please visit your local post office or the USPS website. You can also visit the U.S. Department of State Passport Information website.

If Spectrum is your service provider for cable/internet, you can pay your bill through their online payment system.

You can pay your trash bill through Desert Valley Disposal’s online payment system.

You can pay your electricity bill through Southern California Edison’s (SCE) online payment system.

You can pay your gas bill through SoCalGas’ online payment system.

You can browse animals available for adoption here.

If you submitted your permit application online:

1) Log into your ViewPoint account.

2) Once logged in you may visit your personal dashboard at anytime by clicking on the icon in the top-right of the page;

3) Your dashboard will show you any immediate actions required by you for your application(s) under “Inbox”. The list of active and draft applications is below your inbox under “Records”.

If you need assistance, please contact the Building Division at (760) 329-6411.

You can rent the John H. Furbee Aquatic Center for your next party (June through August only)

Apply online. For assistance, please contact Lynne Paul, Management Analyst, at (760) 329-6411 Ext. 219 or via email at lpaul@cityofdhs.org.

America’s Spa City, Desert Hot Springs is home to dozens of natural hot spring spas.

Check out www.visitdeserthotsprings.com for a listing of mineral water hotels/resorts, day spas, and more.

Click here to view a map of mineral water hotels/resorts.

Visit Desert Hot Springs

If there is an emergency, please call 9-1-1.

To report a crime, please contact Police Department Dispatch at (760) 329-2904 (Option 2)

You may also submit an anonymous tip online.

Sewer connections are handled by the Mission Springs Water District (MSWD) located at 66575 Second Street. You can contact MSWD at (760) 329-6448.

Contact “Lift to Rise” at (760) 636-0420 or via email at contact@lifttorise.org.

If you need to report animal abuse or neglect, please contact Animal Care & Control at (760) 329-6411 Ext. 450 or 451 or via email at animalcontrol@dhspd.com.

If you need to report an animal nuisance, please contact Animal Care & Control at (760) 329-6411 Ext. 450 or 451 or via email at animalcontrol@dhspd.com.

To report an animal nuisance outside of operating hours (Monday – Sunday 9:30 am – 4:30 pm), please contact police dispatch: (760) 329-2904 Ext. 2.

If an animal is threatening your safety at any time, call 911.

The City of Desert Hot Springs Offers Live Scan Fingerprinting Services located at 65950 Pierson Blvd. Building B (Cannabis Compliance Building) Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240

Hours:
Monday through Thursday (8:00 am to 5:00 pm).

Fee:
$87.00

To make an appointment, please contact Loni Brock at (760) 329-6411 Ext. 267 or via email at lbrock@dhspd.com.

If you witness illegal dumping when it occurs, please dial 9-1-1 immediately and report all relevant details so an officer can investigate. If you can safely – without risk or danger – get a photograph or license plate number, this can aid the investigation.

To report illegal dumping that has already occurred, contact Desert Valley Disposal at (760) 329-5030 or at trash@desertvalleydisposal.com.

You can report graffiti online; or call the graffiti hotline at (888) 562-3822.

You can report an abandoned vehicle online; or

Contact Code Enforcement at egranados@cityofdhs.org or at (760) 329-6411 Ext. 269.

Serving on a commission is a rewarding way to get involved in and serve your community. 

Commission vacancies are advertised online on our website. You can apply online or by filling out an application form and returning it to the City Clerk’s Office by the posted deadline. For information about the various bodies, visit the Commissions page.

You can receive email notifications for public meeting agendas. Click here to subscribe.

The City Council meets the first and third Tuesdays of every month at 6:00 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers located at 11999 Palm Drive.

Citizens may speak during the Public Comment period of the agenda for three minutes on a topic not on the agenda, but within the subject matter jurisdiction of the City Council. Fill out a speaker form (blue slip) and submit it to the City Clerk.

Citizens are able to speak on any item on the agenda, however, a speaker form is not necessary. The Mayor will recognize public comment(s) on each agenda item at the appropriate time.

You can also make public comment virtually via the Zoom platform. Please complete and submit a speaker form via the link on the meeting agenda. Upon submission, you will receive Zoom link information.

You can find contact information for the Mayor and City Council on our City Council page.

The City Council meets the first and third Tuesdays of every month at 6:00 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers located at 11999 Palm Drive. 

On an as-needed basis, Closed Session and Presentations are held prior to the 6:00 p.m. Regular Session. Please refer to the meeting agenda for exact start times.  

Check out our City Council page to learn more about our City Council.

You can apply for a garage sale permit online.

Garage Sale Permits shall be limited to 4 garage sales per year (one every 3 months), and not exceeding 3 consecutive days each time. The time of operation for garage sales shall be during daylight hours, any day of the week. The permit cost is $15.

You can apply for a special event permit online. For assistance, please contact Lynne Paul, Management Analyst, at lpaul@cityofdhs.org or at (760) 329-6411 Ext. 219

Click here for information on all of our park facilities, locations, and amenities.

For more than 100 years, visitors have been drawn to the beauty and natural power of Desert Hot Springs. Step back into time at Cabot’s Pueblo Museum.

Learn more.

The Desert Hot Springs Public Library, located at 14380 Palm Drive, is part of the Riverside County Library System. They can be reached at (760) 329-5926.

Click here for more information.

Click here for information on upcoming city events.

The Fitness Center is located at 11750 Cholla Drive and is open to Desert Hot Springs residents (must show proof of residency).

Click here for more information.

The basketball and volleyball gym at the Recreation Center is open for adults ages 16 and over. Must bring identification, proof of residency, and exact change.

Click here for more information or to register.

You can register for swim lessons at the John H. Furbee Aquatic Center here.

The Desert Hot Springs Recreation After-School Program provides children with the opportunity to learn new skills and gain new friends, all within a safe and secure after-school environment.

Click here for more information and to register.

Click here to view the hours/prices for the John H. Furbee Aquatic Center.

Students interested in enrolling for classes at College of the Desert can apply online.

Jury duty is handled through the Riverside County Superior Court. For more information pertaining to jury services, contact the Riverside County Superior Court at (760) 342-6264.

To sell alcoholic beverages, you’ll need a liquor license. California has four types (3 for full liquor and 1 for beer and wine only). You can find information about liquor licenses from the California Department of Alcohol & Beverage Control (ABC).

The nearest local ABC office is located at 34160 Gateway Drive, Suhttp://www.abc.ca.gov/permits/permits.htmlite 120, Palm Desert, CA 92211 or and you can contact them at (760) 324-2027.

Visit Mission Springs WaterDistrict’s website for water quality reports.

The 2 nearest hospitals with emergency rooms are:

Bus service is provided by SunLine Transit Agency. You can view bus routes and schedules here.

For local bus routes and schedules, check out SunLine’s routes and schedules and the Local Bus Service Map. To see them both in one place, try Google Maps or maybe a specialty app like Transit App.

SunLine also offers an on-demand door-to-bus stop service called SunRide.

Please see street sweeping zones and schedules here.

The City of Desert Hot Springs offers excellent benefits including medical, dental, life, long-term disability insurances, paid time off, and a Bachelor’s Degree Program. We participate in the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) for retirement benefits.

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