COACHELLA  – To protect the public heath of residents and city employees, all City of Coachella offices will close to the public starting today, Thursday, March 19.

This action was taken to protect vulnerable residents and limit transmission of COVID-19.

This closure will continue until the coronavirus (COVID-19) threat subsides.

While people will not be able to visit offices in person, city business will continue during normal business hours. Police, fire, water and sewer services will remain available at all times. Residents can utilize the City of Coachella website by clicking here or call (760) 398-3502 for regular city business. Those needing to meet with city staff can set up individual appointments. Utility payments can be made online through the city website.

“The City of Coachella will continue to serve our residents,” Coachella Mayor Steven Hernandez said. “This action will help protect people of all ages from this serious public health threat.”

The City of Coachella has already closed the Eleanor Shadowen Coachella Senior Center and canceled all programs and events through the month of April. Residents are reminded to practice social distancing by remaining at least six feet from other people whenever possible and avoid group gatherings of more than ten people.

Those wishing to speak with city staff or schedule appointments can reach the following departments directly:

  • Building/Planning (760) 398-3002
  • Code Enforcement (760) 398-4978
  • Engineering (760) 398-5744
  • Fire Department (non-emergency) (760) 398-8895
  • Police (non-emergency) (760) 863-3215 x5
  • Public Works (760) 501-8100
  • Sanitation (760) 391-5008
  • Utilities (760) 501-8100
  • Water Billing & Payments (760) 398-2702

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