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Doing Business in Rancho Mirage

Building Permits & Inspections

Building permits are issued Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  All inspections before 3 p.m. will be done the following day. All inspection requests and questions should be emailed to BuildingDept@RanchoMirageCA.Gov. We will respond typically within 48 hours. Inspections will be performed Monday through Thursday.

Businesses Outside The City

Businesses based outside the city limits that wish to conduct a business, service, or contracting work within the City of Rancho Mirage (building contractors, gardeners, housekeepers, salesmen, delivery services, etc.) are required to obtain a Business License.

Business Licenses

When registering for licensing & permits in the City of Rancho Mirage you will need to submit the proper applications and forms.

Commercial Business

For businesses wishing to operate from a commercial location within the City of Rancho Mirage, a Use & Occupancy application must be completed and approved prior to the issuance of a Business License.

Construction Work Hours

No construction on Sundays and Holidays (New Years, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas). Work hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday – Saturday. No special permit required.

Frequently Asked Questions

Click to read the most commonly asked questions from Business License applicants.

Home-Based Businesses

Individuals wishing to conduct a business from a home located within the City of Rancho Mirage are required to complete a Home Occupation application prior to issuance of a Business License.

Landscape Related Business

As part of a valleywide ordinance to improve air quality and water conservation, prior to renewing or applying for a business license in Rancho Mirage, you are required to obtain (annually) two (2) Certificates of Completion issued by Coachella Valley Association of Governments and Coachella Valley Water District.

Plan Review

Planning is the first stop for anyone interested in obtaining information about what is allowed to be built in certain areas.

Planning Applications & Forms

Click to view Planning Division Applications and Forms.

Contracting & Procurement

Click here to discover the intricacies of the city's contracting and procurement process, along with its specific requirements.