Important Updates:

The City of Palm Desert is closely monitoring the evolving coronavirus/COVID-19 situation. Click here for more information.




In order to comply with the "Stay-At-Home" order issued by Governor Gavin Newsom, Palm Desert City Hall is closed for in-person business until further notice.

Please note the following:

  • The City is unable to process business license renewals or new licenses at this time. Therefore, a 90-day extension for business licenses that will expire during the months of March and April 2020 will be granted.
  • The issuance of special licenses and garage sale permits, RV permits, special event permits, and filming and still photography permits are suspended until further notice.

If you have questions, please call (760) 776-6360 or email


The City of Palm Desert's Business License Department offers assistance to those wishing to purchase or renew a business license.  Please browse this section for information on:

You can also find detailed information for those wishing to start a new business.

For more, visit the Business section of this site.

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