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.
FAQ Topic: Public Safety
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
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
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
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
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
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
Please call 911.
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.