Planning Division


The Planning Division’s mission is to encourage well thought-out development and revitalization of the physical environment to ensure, promote, and sustain a high quality of life for Indio residents.


The Planning counter - located in City Hall - is one of the first places you will want to come if you have plans to build or remodel, open a business in the City, or need answers to questions related to development in Indio.

Building a More Livable Indio

The Planning Division - as an integral part of the City’s Team - is working in many ways to help build a more livable City of Indio. 

The division accomplishes this goal through the preparation of a variety of short, mid, and long-range plans. These plans direct and guide residential, commercial, and industrial development  by encouraging land uses that are compatible, sustainable, and most beneficial to the community. 


  • Maintaining the City’s General Plan
  • Serving as the liaison to the City’s Planning Commission and Public Arts and Historical Preservation Commission
  • Issuing Sign Permits 

Planning Division Duties:

  • Administer the General Plan
  • Process Entitlement Applications
  • Verify Zoning
  • Issuance of Temporary/Special Land Use Permits
  • Issuance of Sign/Banner Permits
  • Conduct Environmental Assessment/Compliance pursuant to CEQA

Contact US

100 Civic Center Mall
Indio, CA 92201
T: 760-391-4120
F: 760-391-4027

Office Hours
Monday through Friday
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Closed on Holidays