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Development Services Department
The Development Services Department is responsible for marketing Rancho Mirage as a leading edge, innovative community in its government, business, and environmental stewardship. Our natural setting offers an extraordinary resort environment where alluring resort hotels, championship golf courses, sophisticated retail stores, restaurants and luxury homes are carefully planned and meticulously maintained.
We are committed to maintaining these high standards of design excellence, and providing the community with personal attention, accurate and detailed information, and timely responses in a manner that instills public trust and confidence while exceeding service expectations.
Within our department are six divisions: Building & Safety, Code Compliance, Economic Development, Housing, Planning, and Tourism/Special Events.
Building & Safety division reviews and approves building blueprints and provides on-site inspection services for new buildings and renovations for homes and businesses.
Code Compliance division is responsible for providing Animal Control Services and helping citizens maintain and preserve their property values.
Economic Development division is responsible for working closely with national and regional developers, retailers, small business entrepreneurs, city leaders, local citizens, and philanthropists to build a foundation of economic strength and vitality in Rancho Mirage.
Planning division oversees the City’s General Plan, which is a blueprint for future growth and zoning in Rancho Mirage. Any homeowner or business wishing to build or expand would visit Planning to learn more about zoning ordinances and pulling permits.
Our Tourism/Special Events office oversees tourism marketing and works closely with the City's hospitality leaders to maximize the Transient Occupancy Tax (10%) derived from overnight stays in our resorts, while our Special Events office works with industry production companies, residents, and businesses to ensure the events are successfully conducted while maintaining the expected quality of life in Rancho Mirage.
Should you wish to discuss any opportunities for brining a new business or development to the City of Rancho Mirage, please contact the Development Services Director, Curt Watts.69-825 Highway 111
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270Phone: (760) 324-4511, Ext. 243Fax: (760) 202-4792Curt Watts, Development Services Director
Planning Division69-825 Highway 111
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270Phone: (760) 324-4511, Ext. 250Fax: (760) 324-9851Bud Kopp, Planning Manager
Planning is the first stop for anyone interested in obtaining information about what is allowed to be built in certain areas. Based on maps that show zoning and allowed uses, planners are able to tell customers what can be built at any given address, such as homes, office buildings, shopping centers, light industrial uses, or other possibilities based on the location of the property.
69-825 Highway 111
The Code Compliance Division of the City's Community Development Department is responsible for providing Animal Services and helping citizens maintain and preserve their property values. Some Code Compliance problems can be described as property maintenance, abandoned vehicles, weed abatement, tree trimming, barking dogs, illegal dumping, RV and trailer parking, zoning questions, permits, or neighborhood cleanup. People who are interested in any part of the City's Municipal Code, or who have questions pertaining to conditions in their neighborhood or business, may call Code Compliance Officers at (760) 770-3220 for assistance. If you would like to file a complaint you may complete the Code Compliance Complaint Form, and mail it to the Code Compliance Division as indicated.
For after hours or weekend complaints, please call (760) 578-5877.
69-825 Highway 111
Welcome to the Building & Safety Division for the City of Rancho Mirage, open Monday through Friday 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. Listed below is some information and common applications for building inspections.
Codes For All Plans
Engineering Calcs For All Plans
Downloadable Fire Forms
Separate Building Permits Necessary For
ATTENTION CONTRACTORS: You Must Be Prepared With
ATTENTION PROPERTY OWNERS
Downloadable Building Forms
Utility Contact Numbers
For more than 40 years, the City’s Economic Development Department has worked closely with national and regional developers, retailers, small business entrepreneurs, city leaders, local citizens, and philanthropists to build a foundation of economic strength and vitality in Rancho Mirage.
Careful planning combined with the establishment of high quality commercial and residential development standards have enabled Rancho Mirage to become renowned as a prestigious world-class community, and a destination for quality shopping, dining, vacationing and recreation.
Rancho Mirage's approach focuses on:
We are proud of our past, but our focus is on the future.
Rancho Mirage business owners and consumers are optimistic about the city's continued growth, and so are we. Retail businesses, restaurants, and professional and medical offices, and personal services along Highway 111 and the Monterey/Dinah Shore/Bob Hope corridors show no signs of slowing down and remain on “A List” destination for local and regional shoppers from throughout the Palm Springs Valley.
Here are some of our plans:
Rancho Mirage's Tourism Marketing office works closely with the City's hospitality leaders to maximize the Transient Occupancy Tax (10%) derived from overnight stays at our resorts. To view the City's touism website, click here.
As part of the City's Marketing & Tourism, the Special Events office works closely with industry production companies, residents, and businesses insuring events are successfully conducted while maintaining the expected quality of life in Rancho Mirage.
Focus on the Future
Rancho Mirage's reputation as a prestigious community of quality commercial and residential development was earned through the use of a carefully planned economic development strategy in conjunction with development standards that promote and encourage quality commercial and residential development. Rancho Mirage's approach focuses on:
Business owners in Rancho Mirage are optimistic about the future and the City's consumers share this enthusiasm. Consumers have a clear preference for shopping and filling their professional and personal service needs along Highway 111 and the Monterey/Dinah Shore business corridors.
With these facts in mind, plans for the future include the following: