Single Room Occupancy Program

Overview

Background

The City of South Lake Tahoe recognizes that for certain residents, quality affordable rental housing has been difficult to obtain. In recent years many older hotel/motel properties have responded to the demand for lower income and workforce housing by converting their use from transient lodging to long term living facilities. Although this has fulfilled some of the demand for affordable housing, the conditions in these converted motel rooms are often poor.

Measures

The City of South Lake Tahoe Single Room Occupancy (SRO) Program implemented common sense regulations for the use of hotel/motel rooms as quality transitional housing. Forty-three (43) hotels and motels have registered for the SRO program and inspections are well underway. Initial inspections have revealed substandard housing issues, however, most property owners are working diligently towards compliance.

Implementation

Hotels/Motels that rent one (1) or more rooms for thirty (30) consecutive days are subject to the rules and regulations established by the SRO program. Examples of retrofits to SRO properties include, common kitchens, identifying placards, functional smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, etc.. For a detailed list of all requirements under the SRO Program, please view the documents below:

View the SRO Ordinance (PDF)
View the SRO Resolution (PDF)
View the SRO BL and TOT Verification Form (PDF)
View the SRO Exemption Form (PDF)
View the SRO Map (PDF)
View a copy of the SRO Permit Application (PDF)
View the SRO Common Area List Inspection Guide (PDF)
View the SRO Unit List Inspection Guide (PDF)
View the Smoke Alarm Placement (PDF)
View the Smoke & CO Detectors Information (PDF)
View the SRO Certified Property List (PDF)
View the SRO Map (PDF) 

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