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Tahoe Planning

The Planning Services Division and the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA) work together to process permits in the Tahoe Basin based on the provisions of the Memorandum of Understanding between the two agencies. Overseeing the Tahoe Planning operations is Paul Thompson, Assistant Director. The office is located at 775 North Lake Boulevard, Tahoe City, CA 96145 (530-581-6200).

The Placer County Zoning Ordinance applies to all land uses and development within the unincorporated areas of Placer County.

To submit a Site Assessment request, the form is available in both Word 2007 and Adobe PDF.

Tahoe office Planners are unavailable at the public counter on Mondays.

Design Review Committee Public Meetings

Tahoe City Site Design Review Committee

Agenda: October 14, 2014
Location: Placer County Administrative Offices, 775 North Lake Boulevard, Tahoe City
Meeting time: 4:00 p.m.
Regularly scheduled: Second Tuesday of the month
Agenda published: Thursday prior to the meeting date

North Tahoe Site Design Review Committee

Agenda:  September 16, 2014
Location: Department of Public Works building, 7717 North Lake Boulevard, Kings Beach
Meeting time: 4:00 p.m.
Regularly scheduled: Third Tuesday of the month
Agenda published: Thursday prior to the meeting date

Squaw Valley Site Design Review Committee

Agenda:  October 2, 2014 - CANCELLED
Location: Squaw Valley Public Service District Building, 305 Squaw Valley Road, Olympic Valley
Meeting time: 3:30 p.m.
Regularly scheduled: First Thursday of the month
Agenda published: Thursday prior to the meeting date

Questions?  Contact Nicole Hagmaier at (530) 745-3117, or by e-mail to


Placer County Low Impact Development Guidebook (LID)

The Guidebook provides planning and design guidance to promote and encourage the application of appropriate and cost effective LID principles and strategies for new and redevelopment projects in the Sierra Nevada.

  • Chapter 1 - Introduction
  • Chapter 2 - Applications and Benefits of Low Impact Development
  • Chapter 3 - LID Planning and Design Process
  • Chapter 4 - LID Site Design and Runoff Management Measures (Part 1 and Part 2)
  • Glossary and References
  • Appendix A - Recommended Plants and Trees
  • Appendix B - Homewood Pilot Project (Part 1 and Part 2)
  • Appendix C - LID Case Studies
  • Appendix D - Planning and Regulatory Framework for LID
  • Appendix E (Resources for More Information), Appendix F (Tools for Planning, Selecting and Designing LID Strategies)

TRPA Regional Update Maps:

Contact Us

Tahoe Office
775 North Lake Blvd. "Customs House"
P.O. Box 1909
Tahoe City CA 96145
Phone: 530-581-6280, FAX: 530-581-6282

Auburn Office
3091 County Center Drive
Auburn CA 95603
Phone: 530-745-3110, FAX: 530-745-7589