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City of Indian Wells
Attn: Code Enforcement
44950 Eldorado Drive
Indian Wells, CA 92210
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.
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.
Below is a helpful video that explains the ordinance and provides descriptions of the two palm trees.
View the City of Indian Wells guide on Real Estate Sign Standards.
All vacant lots need to be cleaned up and dust control applied by April every year.
Department Phone Number: (760) 346-2489
Community Development Director, David Gassaway
Code Enforcement Officer / Building Inspector II, Bruce Pelletier
Administrative Assistant, Jill Moon