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VHRs Requiring Zoning Administrator Approval
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VHR Clerk

1052 Tata Lane
South Lake Tahoe, CA  96150

(530) 542-6011

Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

If you do not intend to have a Shared VHR, but are located in a residential area or own a property located in a Commercial/Tourist Area that does not meet the criteria for an over-the-counter permit, then you must obtain Zoning Administrator Approval.


This process includes a VHR code compliance inspection, notification of neighbors within 300 feet of the proposed VHR, and a public hearing in which the Zoning Administrator may approve, approve with conditions, or deny a VHR application.


Please note, if you are not a property in escrow, you are required to pass the VHR code compliance inspection prior to being scheduled a hearing date. Because of the number of applications, hearing dates are currently three to four months booked out.


Additional Information

For Escrow Properties:

If you are a property in escrow, then the Zoning Administrator is required to make a decision on your property within 30 days of receipt of a complete application. At the time of application submittal, please submit a California Purchase Agreement and notify staff that you are in escrow.  


For Multi-family Properties:

Multi-family is defined as two or more dwelling units located on one parcel. Condominium complexes are not considered multi-family. Multi-family properties, unless grandfathered in, are prohibited from having VHR permits.


Zoning Administrator Hearing

A public hearing will be held to discuss all new Vacation Home Rental applications. Public input cannot be limited to specific people or people residing in specific locations – the government must include all public input.

For additional information relating to the Zoning Administrator hearings, such as scheduling, appeals, and public input, please click here.


Applicable Fees
  • Application Fee: $426

  • Inspection Fee: $133

  • Re-inspection Fee: $80

  • Please note, all fees are non-refundable.


If the VHR application is approved, the applicant must then pay the VHR annual fee. The VHR application fee does not cover the annual VHR permit fee. The annual fee is based on maximum occupancy. Occupancy is determined by the number of bedrooms or the number of paved parking spaces, whichever is more restrictive applies.


 

TABLE 1: Number of Paved Parking Spaces Establishing Maximum Occupancy

Number of Parking Spaces

Maximum Occupancy

1

4

2

8

3

12

4

16

5

20



TABLE 2: Number of Bedrooms Establishing Maximum Occupancy

Number of Bedrooms

Maximum Occupancy

Studio

2

1

4

2

8

3

10

4

12

5

14

 The chart below reflects the annual permit fee: