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.

The issuance of all special licenses is suspended until further notice.

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


The City of Palm Desert welcomes new businesses and values the many businesses that have made Palm Desert their home. Some businesses call for sperate applications and requirements. For information regarding these Special License requirements and applications please follow the links below.

Free viewers are required for some of the attached documents.
They can be downloaded by clicking on the icons below.

Acrobat Reader Download Acrobat Reader Flash Player Download Flash Player Windows Media Player Download Windows Media Player Microsoft Silverlight Download Microsoft Silverlight Word Viewer Download Word Viewer Excel Viewer Download Excel Viewer PowerPoint Viewer Download PowerPoint Viewer