County VHR Meeting Rescheduled

Due to the amount of people in attendance at the previously schedule VHR Meeting, another venue needed to be used which can safely accommodate the large number of interested citizens.

Supervisors are tentatively planning to start the rescheduled meeting at 1 p.m Feb 12, 2018. The county has identified several possible locations and is attempting to nail down the particulars, according to Carla Hass, communications director for the county.

 In the meantime, the county’s ad hoc committee on VHRs will meet Monday, Feb. 12, at the California Conservation Corps Tahoe Center at 1949 Apache Ave., South Lake Tahoe. The meeting, which is open to the public, will take place from 1:30-3:30 p.m.

El Dorado County Meets Today on VHR Permits


Things have already come to a head pertaining to Vacation Home Rentals (VHRs) in the County of South Lake Tahoe.  El Dorado County Supervisor Shiva Frentzen has requested that 2 items to be added to the agenda:

1)       Conceptually approve an Urgency Ordinance placing a moratorium on the issuance of new vacation home rental permits in the unincorporated portions of the County located within the jurisdictional boundaries of the Lake Tahoe Basin; and

2)       Direct staff to prepare the Ordinance, including a finding that the urgency ordinance is required to preserve public peace, health or safety and declaration of the facts constituting the urgency, and schedule the First Reading of the Ordinance for Board consideration and adoption on January 23, 2018. (4/5 vote required)

Please mark your calendars:

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

El Dorado County Board of Supervisors Meeting

Placerville, CA

2:00 PM – reconvene to hear matters including VHRs

Link to agenda:

Thanks to Sharon Kerrigan of STAR

City Tightens Vacation Home Rental Regulations

South Lake Tahoe, CA (November 21, 2017) – The South Lake Tahoe City Council adopted new regulations capping the number of vacation home rental permits to be issued outside of the City’s Tourist Core Area Plan (Commercial areas) and tightening rules and regulations for using residential homes as vacation home rentals. The new regulations will be effective thirty days from today (December 21, 2017) and include, but are not limited to the following:

  • $1,000 fines to both the owner and the guests of a vacation home rental for any violation of the City’s Vacation Home Rental ordinance.
  • Three fines within a 24 month period will result in revocation of a vacation home rental permit.
  • No more than 1,400 vacation home rental permits will be issued outside of the Tourist Core Area Plan of the City.
  • Parking for vacation home rental guests must be in paved, designated parking spaces.
  • Occupancy shall not be exceeded at any time in vacation home rentals.
  • Noise in violation of City or Tahoe Regional Planning Agency limitations is prohibited between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m.
  • Camping on vacation home rental property is prohibited.
  • Bear boxes shall be installed in all homes with a vacation home rental permit by July 31, 2018.
  • Owners of homes with a vacation home rental permit are required to inform guests of the requirement to comply with the City’s regulations; failure to do so may result in a citation to the owner.

Violations of the City Code may be reported by anyone to the City’s Vacation Home Rental Enforcement Phone Number is (530) 542-6100.