FAQ Topic: Code Compliance

What happens if my property is in violation?

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 … Continued

What is the procedure for following up on possible code violations?

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 … Continued

Why does the City enforce violations of Building and Zoning regulations?

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 … Continued

How does City staff become aware of potential code violations?

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 … Continued

What is Code Compliance?

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 … Continued

Are you experiencing a dispute with your tenant, landlord, or roommate?

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 … Continued

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