Architectural Review

Contact the city of Rancho Mirage Planning Department at:
(760) 328-2266
Highway 111 Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

Trail Pass Requirements

The RMCA negotiated an agreement with the Coachella Valley Water District and other controlling parties to allow residents’ access to Bump & Grind Trail. This process took two years of hard work on the part of the Trails Committee and RMCA Board.

This is a restricted Community Access Trail. It is located adjacent to the CVWD water tanks that are situated in the southwesterly corner of Magnesia Falls Cove where Magnesia Falls Drive ends. It is available only to RMCA members and residents and their authorized guests. Access is by permit only. Those not holding a Trail Pass may be cited for trespassing by the Rancho Mirage Police or Sheriff’s Department.  Read more…  Trail Pass

Code Compliance

Community Problems

The RMCA works in concert with the Code Compliance Division of the City of Rancho Mirage. They are responsible for assisting residents in maintaining and preserving property values. These problems may include the following: property maintenance, abandoned vehicles, weed abatement, tree trimming, barking dogs, leash law violations, landscape noise, illegal dumping, RV and trailer parking, zoning questions, permits or business licensing requirements, or neighborhood cleanup.

If you have a problem in your RMCA neighborhood area, please email us and report the problem so that the RMCA Board will be aware of problems facing our property owners.

If the problem is associated with any of the above problems described above, you can also contact Code Compliance at: (760) 770-3220, and you can also file a complaint form with Code Compliance  at:

Noise Regulations

Residents should be aware that the use of “noise producing motorized equipment” by “for-hire” landscapers or gardeners such as lawnmowers, edgers, hedge trimmers, leaf blowers, chain saws, etc. is prohibited on Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays. It is allowed only on weekdays between the hours of 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. Landscaping and gardening activities that do not require the use of motorized equipment are not covered by this time restriction.

For after hours or weekend complaints, please call (760) 578-5877.

Animal Services

If your problem is in reference to a problem involving an animal, please contact:
Animal Services or
For after hours or weekend complaints, please call (760) 578-5877.

The City of Rancho Mirage contracts with Riverside County Department of Animal Services for shelter and after-hour field services. To request assistance regarding Animal Service after hours or during the weekend, please call (760) 343-3644.

The Coachella Valley Animal Campus (Riverside County Department of Animal Services) is located at:
72-050 Pet Land Place
Thousand Palms, CA 92276

Short Term Rentals

The prime responsibility and duty of the Board of Directors of Rancho Mirage Community Association is to “maintain and improve the property value of homes and businesses within its purview.” To maintain the property values of the homes within the RMCA, the Board works to provide for a safe and secure community.

Many neighbors who live near STRs have stated they experienced a change in their feelings about their community. Although the majority of STRs appear to be well maintained and regulated by the City of Rancho Mirage’s Ordinance, residents are affected by noise, strangers moving into and out of homes frequently, thus creating a lack of cohesiveness and community.

Figures from 2014 – 2017 indicate the number of short term rentals increased approximately 122%. In 2014 there were 27 STRs, which constituted 6% of the total number of residential homes. In 2016 that percentage increased to 13.3%, with 60 short term rental properties identified.

The Board of Directors is addressing the proliferation of short-term rentals because it affects property values of residences and seriously compromises the quality of life in our community. Ideas discussed with community members at BOD meetings and the Town Hall meeting can be found by clicking here.

Please feel free to Contact the RMCA to share your thoughts under the Contact Us Section.