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Development Services

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Address:1515 Sixth Street, Coachella CA 92236
Phone:(760) 398-3502 Fax: (760) 398-1630 Hours: 7:00 am - 6:00 pm Monday - Thursday (Closed Every Friday)


The Development Services Department manages community planning, building and code enforcement and collaborates with property owners, business owners, design professionals, and City officials to improve the protection of public health and safety.



Planning Division:
Provides advanced and current planning services including adoption of the general plan and specific plans, zoning and subdivision administration, sign regulations, and updating of Municipal Codes. Delivers environmental review services, and supports the Planning Commission and Public Arts Commission.

Building Division:
Provides plan check, permitting, and inspection services for all new and proposed construction and structure remodeling activity in the City, including building, electrical work, plumbing, and mechanical work. Maintains and updates the City’s permit fee and development impact fee schedules.

Code Enforcement Division:
Enforces the Municipal Code by responding to public nuisances including violations of noise ordinances, ice cream vendors, abandoned vehicles, and vacant properties. Processes requests for new business licenses.




Luis Lopez
Development Services Director


  • Zoning Code Interpretations
  • Environmental Reviews
  • Administrative Design Reviews
  • Building Official / Code Enforcement Appeals




Hector Molina
Code Compliance Manager



  • Parking Citation Appeals Coordinator
  • Administrative Citations Coordinator
  • Liaison to public safety departments 
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