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COVID-19 NOTICE

To comply with the "Stay at Home" order placed by the California State Public Health Officer and Director of the California Department of Public Health, City Hall and the Finance Department is closed for in-person visits but we are available remotely to help you.  Upcoming payments due for cannabis and transient occupancy tax can be mailed to: City of Palm Desert, Attn: Finance Department, 73510 Fred Waring Drive, Palm Desert CA, 92260.  Payment deadlines have been extended by 5 working days.  Any questions can be submitted by email to infomail@cityofpalmdesert.org

 

PROPERTY TAXES:

Property tax for properties located within the City of Palm Desert are collected by the Riverside County Tax Collector

 

ASSESSMENT DISTRICTS:

If your property is subject to assessment for public improvements, landscape, or lighting, please direct your inquiry to Willdan Financial Services.

 

TRANSIENT OCCUPANCY TAXES AND RETURNS:

The City imposes an eleven percent (11%) Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) for lodging stays of certain lengths pursuant to PDMC Section 3.28.

To file a tax return and submit payment you must complete a TOT tax return.  Print, complete and return the form along with any remittance due to:

City of Palm Desert
TOT Collections – Finance Department
73510 Fred Waring Drive
Palm Desert, CA 92260

 

CANNABIS TAXES AND RETURNS:

The City imposes taxes on cannabis related businesses based on the type of business pursuant to PDMC Section 3.50 and Resolution No. 2018-89.

To file a tax return and submit payment you must complete a Cannabis Business tax return.  Print, complete and return the form along with any remittance due to:

City of Palm Desert
Cannabis Tax Collections – Finance Department
73510 Fred Waring Drive
Palm Desert, CA 92260