The Public Works Department is responsible for the planning, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of the City’s infrastructure including streets, sidewalks, storm drains, traffic signals, and landscaping. The department also oversees graffiti removal, engineering review of land development plans, and implementation of City-funded improvement projects. 

To report a problem quickly and easily, please use the Palm Desert In Touch mobile service request system. Using Palm Desert In Touch is as easy as sending a text. Users can also upload a photo or video showing the issue and indicate its location on a map or use their mobile device's GPS to mark the location automatically. Utilizing the information provided, the City will follow up as soon as possible to track down the problem and address it. Click here to submit a request.

For streets and public works-related emergencies outside normal business hours (8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday - Friday), please call the City's after hours maintenance line at 760-272-4320.





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