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Placer County, North Tahoe Fire streamline Tahoe permit process

September 19, 2016

Tahoe residents and business owners, does the thought of applying for a building permit stress you out? To help save you time and money and stress, the North Tahoe Fire District and Placer County Tahoe Community Development Resource Agency are rolling out a new pilot program to offer simple building permit approvals from both agencies in one place.

Beginning Sept. 20, North Tahoe Fire District staff will be available on Tuesdays, from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., at the Tahoe CDRA building in Tahoe City. Fire district staff will be available at the front counter to review and approve applications that do not require Tahoe Regional Planning Agency permits.

Since these permits must be reviewed and approved by both the North Tahoe Fire District and Placer County, the new service expedites the permit process so that residents and business owners can get back to their projects.

“Placer County’s partnership with the North Tahoe Fire District is a great example of government finding ways to make life a little easier for our citizens,” said District 5 Supervisor Jennifer Montgomery.

Residences and businesses located outside North Tahoe Fire District’s jurisdiction will need to obtain permit approvals from their area’s fire district office.

Although permit approvals from Placer County and North Tahoe Fire District will be available in one location during the week, applicants whose projects require sewer or water district approvals will still have to seek those approvals after the over-the-counter permit is issued.

Residents may still apply for permits all other business days; however, those applying must go to both the Tahoe Community Development Resource Agency and North Tahoe Fire District Station 51 for required permit stamps.

Visit the Tahoe Community Development Resource Agency website for location and additional permit information.

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