Multiple-Family Dwelling Inspection Program

About the Program

The purpose of the Multi-Family Dwelling (MFD) Inspection and Maintenance Program is to identify blighted and deteriorated housing stock and provide for the rehabilitation of housing that does not meet minimum building, housing and property maintenance code standards. The MFD program ensures, through inspections that multi-family dwelling units are safe to occupy and preserves the quality of life for residents.

The Multi-Family Dwelling Inspection and Maintenance Program is mandatory for all multi-unit residential rental complexes of six units or more.

Inspections and Time for Corrections

Inspections are performed on a periodic basis. Property owners are notified through a letter of intent to inspect a property a minimum of two week prior to the inspection date. Owners are provided a check list and other informative material pertaining to the inspection process.

Under the MFD guidelines the inspected properties are provided a reasonable period time for corrections. This time period ranges from 24 hours to up to 120 days, depending upon the scope and severity of the violations.

Business License and Fees

Properties subject to the MFD program must hold a current businesses license which must be renewed annually. Please visit the City’s Business and Professions Tax website for more information: Business and Professional Licenses

The MFD annual service fee is charged in accordance with the City of South Lake Tahoe Schedule of Fees. The MFD fee is used to finance the full cost of inspection and enforcement and it’s collected as part of the business license renewal.

Number of properties currently in the program: 112

Number of units currently in the program: 1750

View the MFD Program (PDF)
View the City Permitting Requirements (PDF)
View the MFD Common Area List Inspection Guide (PDF)
View the MFD Dwelling Unit List Inspection Guide (PDF)
View the Smoke Alarm Placement (PDF)
View the Smoke & CO Detector Information (PDF)

For recycling information, please visit the South Tahoe Refuse & Recycling Services

For abandoned vehicle information please call Code Enforcement at 530 542.6135.

List of Property Managers and Rental Dwellings (PDF)