Residents who wish to report a problem with a short-term rental are encouraged to call the City’s Code Compliance Department during business hours at 760-346-0611 or call the Short-Term Rental Hotline at 760-862-6900.
Effective January 1, 2017, the Transient Occupancy Tax increased from 9% to 11%
On March 22, 2012, the Palm Desert City Council established regulations for the licensing of all residential short-term rentals within the City. Each property being rented for 27 days or less is required to have a Short-term Rental Permit whether it is operated by a property owner or by a property management company.
Property owners also must inform their renters about all of the City’s requirements and provide a round-the-clock contact person who can respond to the property within 30 minutes. Violations of these rules can result in the short-term rental permit being modified, suspended, or revoked as well as fines up to $5,000.
Neighboring residents who wish to report a problem with a short-term rental are encouraged to call the City’s Code Compliance Department during business hours at 760-346-0611 or the after-hours hotline at 760-862-6900.
The rules are intended to ensure that short-term rentals are convenient to register, compatible with surrounding uses, and not disruptive to the neighborhoods in which they are located.
For information about how to register a new short-term rental, please call the Planning Department at 760-346-0611, ext. 483. To renew an existing permit, please call 760-346-0611, ext. 582.