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Vacation Home Rentals (VHR)

What is a VHR?

A VHR is a property that is rented for 30 days or less.


Permitting Process

A VHR permit is required for all properties meeting the definition of a VHR. However, there are three types of VHR permits based on operations and property location. You may obtain an over-the-counter permit or may be required to go through a public hearing process. During the public hearing process, neighbors located within 300 feet of the proposed rental location will be notified, a public hearing will be held, and a decision-making entity will either approve, approve with additional conditions, or deny a VHR application. Below are the three types of VHR permits.


  1. VHRs located in a Commercial/Tourist Core Area 

  2. VHRs located in a Residential Area, in which the owner does not occupy at the time of rental 

  3. Shared VHRs located in a Residential Area 


How do I know if my property is zoned Commercial/Tourist Core Area versus Residential?

To determine if your property is located in a Commercial/Tourist Core Area versus Residential area, then please click the following link: City of South Lake Tahoe map. Yellow indicates residential zones, while red indicates commercial/tourist core area zones. 


Enforcement
Enforcement for all VHRs will be conducted by the City of South Lake Tahoe's Police Department located at 1352 Johnson Blvd. VHR Enforcement contact number is (530) 542-6100. For additional information about VHR-related complaints, please click here.


VHR Database
Link to all VHR's 

All VHRs are also noted in red on the map below.