Community Development Department

Kevin H. Snyder, AICP
Director of Community Development
100 Civic Center Mall
Indio, CA. 92201

The Community Development Department processes development proposals through the entitlement process, maintains the City of Indio General Plan 2020 and its implementation via specific plans, zone text, subdivision map act, capital improvement planning and environmental regulations and various other entitlement processes. It assists with redevelopment and participates in certain regional activities. This department reviews all building plans, performs all building inspections for compliance with approved plans, city, county, and state codes as well as all current building regulations adopted by the City. The City of Indio has an Industrial and Manufacturing Fast Track policy. Under this policy, industrial and manufacturing projects can be approved in as little as 45 days.


Planning Building & Safety Housing and Neighborhood Services Division

Public Art & Historic Preservation

Agendas & Minutes


  • The Building & Safety and Planning Counters will be closed daily between the hours of 12:00PM to 1:30PM
  • On November 6, 2019, the Indio City Council adopted the 2019 California Building Codes and 2019 California Fire Codes. These Codes will go into effect in the City of Indio beginning on January 1, 2020. Please make note of this effective date for the new Codes and plan accordingly. For more information, please view the staff reports for the 2019 CA Building Codes and/or the 2019 CA Fire Codes.
  • Building & Safety Counter Closure Notice: The Building & Safety counter will be closed on the following dates for staff training:
    • December 9, 2019
    • December 10, 2019
    • December 16, 2019
    • December 17, 2019
    • December 18, 2019
    • December 19, 2019
      For additional information, please contact Building & Safety at 760-391-4110, or by email