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Desert Hot Springs is committed to keeping our quality of life and property values high by providing well-lit streets and business corridors, and keeping neighborhood parks and public spaces clean, all things that make our community a more desirable place to live, do business, and raise a family.

But as the City faces the impacts of takeaways by Sacramento, the local decline in cannabis revenue funds, and the increased costs to maintain basic services, we have some challenging choices to make.

Desert Hot Springs is committed to attracting more local businesses to open  in our city, including retail shopping and restaurants. Desert Hot Springs needs locally controlled funding to help make the City more attractive for such businesses by improving the visual appeal and safety of places where they could open, and to ensure our public spaces are safe.

Desert Hot Springs works hard to ensure that our streets are well-lit, repaired, and safe for pedestrians, cyclists, drivers, firefighters, and first responders who need to locate homes and people in an emergency. But additional funding is needed to address these urgent repairs.

Waiting to address these needs will mean that our streets will continue to deteriorate, impacting transit including 911 emergency response, and become more expensive to repair in the future.

Desert Hot Springs is working to properly maintain clean, safe, well-lit city streets and parks, but also protect essential core city services like emergency response, roads, police and addressing homelessness. Either additional funding or service cuts will need to be considered this year.

The City recently conducted a Desert Hot Springs community outreach survey to get initial input. Service priorities identified by your neighbors include:

  • Maintaining 911 emergency response times
  • Addressing homelessness
  • Properly maintaining well-lit City streets
  • Improving public places to attract more businesses to move into Desert Hot Springs
  • Reducing the number of accidents for drivers, pedestrians, and bicyclists
  • Ensuring any funding be used only in Desert Hot Springs

If you were one of the residents who responded to the City’s survey, thank you!

We want to hear from you! For more information, or to provide input, visit www.cityofdhs.org/jointheconversation.

If you are a representative of a local Civic organization and would like a representative of the City to join your organization’s next community meeting and provide a short presentation, please contact [PERSON] at [EMAIL] or [PHONE].

Yes, if allowed by the Homeowners Association. The property owner or owner’s agent must provide a copy of the CC&R from the HOA board of Directors or Property Management Company accompanied by the “HOA Authorization Form” found on the Vacation rental portal when applying for or renewing a Vacation Rental Permit. If the vacation rental exists within a Homeowners Association that prohibits the same, such vacation rental permit shall be rejected and not issued.

You may file an appeal of the vacation rental permit denial.  If the owner appeals the decision, the appeal must be filed within 15 calendar days of the City’s decision. A filing fee must be paid at the time of the appeal request. Any appeal of the denial of a vacation rental permit filed without payment of the filing fee shall be deemed incomplete.

Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) are not permitted for use as Short-Term Vacation Rentals as outlined in Municipal Code 17.08.090.

  1. Proof of General Liability Insurance
  2. The application for a vacation rental registration certificate shall be accompanied by proof of general liability insurance in the amount of $1,000,000.00 combined single limit and an executed agreement to indemnify, defend and hold the City harmless from any and all claims and liability of any kind whatsoever resulting from or arising from the operation of a City permitted vacation rental. (Ord. 533 5-1-12)
  3. Acceptable general liability insurance coverage in the amount of $1,000,000 is required for vacation rental operators. Insurance provided by home-share platforms such as Airbnb does not meet this requirement.

It is the responsibility of the permit holder to renew their permit before it expires. The City does not grant a leeway period and a renewal application must be submitted no earlier than sixty calendar days but no later than thirty calendar days prior to the permit’s expiration date. Failure to renew a vacation rental permit will result in the vacation rental permit being terminated.

Effective July 1st, 2021, vacation rental owners are required to remit the 1% Greater Palm Springs Tourism Business Improvement District (GPSTBID) assessment on gross rental revenue of short-term rentals of 28 days or less to the City of Desert Hot Springs. For additional information on the assessment and the Greater Palm Springs Tourism Business Improvement District visit https://www.visitgreaterpalmsprings.com/2020-tbid/

Yes, the City requires all vacation rental permit holders to pay a transient occupancy tax.  The transient occupancy tax is 12% of the rent charged by the operator.  Additional information on transient occupancy taxes can be found here: https://library.qcode.us/lib/desert_hot_springs_ca/pub/municipal_code/item/title_3-chapter_3_20?view=all

City staff will contact waitlist applicants by e-mail only. If contacted, waitlist applicants will have TEN (10) BUSINESS DAYS to submit a vacation rental application.  If the applicant does not submit the permit application in that time, they will be removed from the waitlist and the next applicant will be contacted.  There are no exceptions.  PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOUR E-MAIL IS CORRECT AND TAKE THE NECESSARY STEPS TO ENSURE E-MAILS DO NOT GO TO YOUR SPAM OR JUNK FOLDER.

If you are removed from the waitlist, you may file a new submission. There are no limits on the number of times you can submit to be placed on the waiting list. However, duplicate submissions for the same property will be rejected.

If you need to change your contact information on a previously submitted waitlist submission or you would like to be removed from the waitlist, please contact vacationrentals@cityofdhs.org

No, you must be the legal owner of the property.  You are not eligible to add a property to the wait list if you do not hold title and/or are in escrow.

The City will not issue any vacation rental permits if we are at or above the 4% cap. The City will close the application period and re-open it once a year. Applicants may submit a request to be placed on a waitlist.

No, vacation rentals in good standing with the City as of the effective date of the new regulations shall not be denied a vacation rental renewal solely on permit limitations.

Yes, the number of vacation rentals shall not exceed four percent (4%) of the total housing parcels containing completed developed housing units. This number shall not include licensed, permitted and/or entitled hotels and motels, in good standing with the City. This number shall be calculated yearly. Such vacation rental permits exceeding this number shall be rejected and not issued. Additionally, vacation rental parcels shall not be located within a five hundred (500) foot radius from another vacation rental, measured from property line to property line. Such vacation rental permits shall be rejected and not issued. Notwithstanding, vacation rentals existing and in good standing with the City as of the effective date of this ordinance shall not be denied a Vacation Rental Permit renewal solely on this factor.

No, Permits are not transferable. The new property owner must file a new application to obtain a vacation rental permit.

  1. “General vacation rental permit” is a type of vacation rental permit that is neither a home share vacation rental permit nor a primary residence vacation rental permit.
  2. “Home share vacation rental permit” is a type of vacation rental permit whereby the owner hosts visitors in the owner’s vacation rental unit, for compensation, for periods of thirty (30) consecutive calendar days or less, while the owner lives on-site and in the unit, throughout the visiting occupant’s stay.
  3. “Primary residence vacation rental permit” is a type of vacation rental permit whereby the vacation rental unit is the owner’s primary residence, as defined herein in this section. “Primary residence” means a dwelling where an owner spends the majority of the calendar year on the property used as a vacation rental unit, and the property is identified in the Riverside County assessor’s record as the owner’s primary residence.

Review the City of DHS ADU Handbook to familiarize yourself with the City’s ADU regulations.

Talk to a Planner or Permit Technician if you have any questions about ADU’s or want information on the pre-approved ADU regulations.

Consult with an experienced design professional to help your vision come into a reality! Building designers, engineers or architects can draft the required plans (site plans, fire sprinklers, and grading plans if necessary) for your pre-approved ADU, and will work with the City’s Building and Planning Departments to ensure the plans are ready to be approved and used for construction.

Time to submit your new site-specific plans to the Planning and Building Departments for review! Your building designer or architect can do this for you.

Once your plans are approved and a Building Permit is issued, construction can begin! Periodically during the construction process, your ADU will require a building inspection. Once the ADU is complete and the final inspection takes place, your ADU is ready for a loved one or a tenant to live in.

An ADU is an attached or detached residential dwelling unit which provides complete independent living facilities for one or more persons, including permanent provisions for living, sleeping, eating, cooking, and sanitation, which is located on the same lot as a single-family detached dwelling unit.

California’s lack of housing production and large population growth have caused a housing shortage. In fact, only half the homes needed to keep up with population growth were constructed in California in the past ten years. That means that cities statewide need to build more housing. It also means that housing is unaffordable, particularly for renters in California.

ADU’s are also important for homeowners and families. ADU’s are the perfect way to expand upon a housing investment, and create passive rental income for you and your family. ADU’s are also an affordable way to house seniors or children on the same property as their relatives so families can better assist each other without living in the same unit.

Additional ADU state laws can be found HERE.

Construction cost such as materials, labor, and consultant fees will vary depending on rates set by the consultants and professionals you choose to retain. However, the City is making efforts to greatly reduce costs associated with building an ADU. On June 6, 2023, the City of Desert Hot Springs City Council approved to waive all local development impact fees for ADU’s built in the City, reducing permitting fees significantly. Costs will vary depending on the type of ADU you decide to build. At the bottom of the page you can find fee estimate sheets associated with the plan type you choose for your ADU!

You can locate your current voting district here.

You can track your ballot here.

If you have any problems locating your ballot, please contact the Riverside County Registrar of Voters at (951) 486-7200.

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 Steven.Fox@fire.ca.gov or by phone (760) 329-6411 during business hours.

To submit plans and apply for a Fire Permit please visit https://deserthotspringsca.portal.opengov.com/

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, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm (closed Saturdays and Sundays).

Phone: (760) 329-0222

Email: franciscoc@mizell.org

The Desert Hot Springs Senior Center is located at 11777 West Drive. Membership is $15 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 Laura Harris at (760) 329-6411 Ext. 271 or via email at lharris@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.

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