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Planning Division

The Planning Division is responsible for managing the orderly growth and development of the community as set forth in the City of Desert Hot Springs' General Plan and Zoning Ordinance.

The Planning Division is also responsible for the City's physical planning, which includes:

Each property is located within a specific zoning district, which determines the allowable land use and applicable zoning standards. The zoning standards regulate building characteristics such as setbacks, building height, etc.

The Planning Division also monitors and updates the General Plan and Zoning Ordinance and maintains the City demographics and census information.

Download frequently used Planning documents

For more information, please contact Patricia Meza, at (760) 329-6411 ext 243 or by email at:

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