This week the World Health Organization classified COVID-19 as a pandemic. The City of La Quinta is posting regular updates from the CDC and Riverside County Public Health about the actions to protect the community and slow the spread.


Animal Control & Code Compliance

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The City of La Quinta has contracted Riverside County Department of Animal Services (RCDAS) to provide animal control services. RCDAS provides field, shelter, licensing services and after-hours emergencies involving injured, venomous or vicious animals. RCDAS can also help you, if you have lost your pet, are looking to adopt a pet, or want information on the spay/neuter voucher program, for more information call RCDAS at (760) 343-3644.

Location: Coachella Valley Animal Campus
72-050 Pet Land Place
Thousand Palms, CA 92276  

Shelter Hours:

• Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
• Thursday: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m.
• Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
• Sunday and County Holidays: Closed

 Field Service Hours

• Monday - Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
• Closed Saturdays, Sundays & Holidays
• Stand-by Officer on duty during all off hours

Phone: 760-343-3644


If you are calling after normal business hours, RCDAS after-hours call service will answer your call and communicate your urgent matter to a standby officer. Please call  (760) 343-3644


La Quinta Municipal Code Photo of Book


The City of La Quinta recognizes the vital importance of maintaining a high quality of life throughout the community and has adopted local codes and ordinances addressing proper use and maintenance of private properties. The main objectives of Code Compliance are to:

  • Protect and enhance the quality of life in our neighborhood and throughout the community 
  • Protect property owner's investments
  • Promote public health, safety and welfare
  • Educate and inform residents
  • Perform community outreach

To report a Code violation you can utilize our GoRequest mobile app, Report of City Code Violation or call 760-777-7050.

Click here for additional Code Compliance information