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.
To comply with the current orders in place by the California State Public Health Officer and Director of the California Department of Public Health, City Hall and the Finance Department is available for in-person visits by appointment only. We are available remotely and encourage our guests to utilize our online resources to help you during normal business hours. Upcoming payments due for 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 email@example.com
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.