Code Enforcement

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Administrative Citation

To view, pay or appeal an administrative citation, please visit DataTicket.

Citizen Complaint

Complaint FormIf you are seeking relief from conditions on a property in your community either complete the Online Citizen Complaint Form which comes directly to staff or you may also download a Citizen Complaint Form and mail or fax to:

City of Indian Wells
Attn: Code Enforcement
44950 Eldorado Drive
Indian Wells, CA 92210
(760) 346-0407

Palm Trees

The City's stately palm trees have a defined life span, and when they reach their later stages - often at heights from 50 to 70 feet representing 70-90 years in age - the trees can become susceptible to disease and insect infestation. These ailments can lead to significant increase in browning and loss of palm fronds and/or loss of the crown at the top of the tree altogether - or even toppling of a tree. A high wind event may also worsen damage in a weakened tree, while falling fronds, crowns, and trees can even result in major property damage or harm to people if struck by debris. Strong consideration should be given to removing trees in serious state of decline. Links below are helpful guides on the maintenance of palm trees.

Palm Tree Infographic

Palm Tree Report

In addition, the Indian Wells Municipal Code requires all property owners to trim their Date Palm Trees by June 30th and their Washingtonian and other fan palms by July 30th every year.

Real Estate Sign Standards

View the City of Indian Wells guide on Real Estate Sign Standards.

Vacant Lot Enforcement

All vacant lots need to be cleaned up and dust control applied by April every year.


Code Enforcement: (760) 346-2489

Wes Remaklus, Code Enforcement Officer / Building Inspector II

Tana Batiste, Permit Technician II

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