Buying A Home January 19, 2020

Vacation Home Rental in South Lake Tahoe

Vacation Home Rental – South Lake Tahoe

Vacation Home Rental is allowed in South Lake Tahoe tourist core area and in the Rural unincorporated area of El Dorado County.

How do I know if my property is in the Tourist Core Area Plan?

To determine if your property is located in the Tourist Core Area Plan, please click the following link: City of South Lake Tahoe map (PDF).  Once determined to be in the Tourist Core Area, go to Application and Renewal in the Tourist Core for all information on Tourist Core permits.

Permitting Process for New VHRs

A VHR permit is required for all properties meeting the definition of a VHR (Entire Home). New Vacation home rental permits are not allowed in residential areas. If you have questions about the permitting process:
Tourist Core, please contact:  530 542-6071
All other areas, please contact:  530 542-6011

Renewal Process for Existing VHRs

Vacation Home Rental permits must be renewed on an annual basis prior to expiration by filing a renewal application and a renewal fee.

Questions for VHR renewals:
in the Tourist Core, please contact:  530 542-6071
in all other areas, please contact:  530 542-6011

Download the VHR Renewal or New Application (PDF) for non-Tourist Core properties.

Vacation Home Rentals

Owners of vacation home rentals in the unincorporated area of El Dorado County (which include homes, townhouses and condominiums that are rented for a period of 30 consecutive days or less) are required to apply for a Vacation Home Rental Permit.

The Vacation Home Rental Permit also serves as a business license and as registration to collect the Transient Occupancy Tax.

The Vacation Home Rentals Ordinance was revised and went into effect July 5, 2018 and requires owners to obtain a permit to operate their vacation home rental. The ordinance is designed to lessen the impact of vacation renters on their neighbors.

The Tax Collector must be notified when a vacation home is sold; the permit is not transferable.