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Short-Term Rental Ordinance
Short-term rentals are residential units rented for 30 days or less, typically advertised as vacation rentals. The ordinance adopted in April 2022 is intended to preserve residential neighborhood character and address community concerns regarding nuisances caused by STR operations. It includes updates to noise, trash, parking, and occupancy, increased penalties and fines, and additional requirements to ensure each STR is operating in compliance with building and fire codes. The ordinance also contains new cap provisions limiting the quantity of STR operations in East Placer.
APPLY, EDIT OR RENEW YOUR APPLICATION HERE
All STR permit applications will be processed according to the priority established in Section 9.42.040 (C) of the STR Ordinance. Applying for a Short-Term Rental permit mandates an applicant to agree to accept the terms of owning a Short-Term Rental permit, which requires that the applicant must comply with Article 9.42 of the Placer County Code.
Effective immediately: Anyone operating or advertising an STR without an issued permit will be subject to the penalties as defined in section 9.42.100 (A) of the STR Ordinance.
STR Permit Renewal: You will receive a notice with instructions from the STR program for your 2023 permit renewal one month prior to your expiration date. Please make sure your permit account has the correct contact information by using the Edit Your Application link above.
In cases where you must apply for a new STR permit, because you do not meet the requirements for renewal, you may not rent on a short-term basis while your new application for a STR permit is pending. If you do so, you are in violation of the STR ordinance and may be cited.
UPDATE: Fire Life Safety and Defensible Space Inspections Deadline:
We are extending the deadline to complete the fire life safety and/or defensible space inspections for the 2023 renewal cycle. You will be given until 5:00 pm on October 31, 2023, to submit proof that you passed your fire inspection(s). If you have already passed a fire life safety inspection, we will honor that passing fire inspection when you renew your STR permit in 2023. Your STR permit will be revoked if you fail to provide proof of passing both your fire inspections by the end of day on October 31, 2023. If your STR permit is revoked, because you failed to complete your fire inspection requirement, you may not apply for a new permit for two years per Placer County Short-Term Rental Ordinance Sec. 9.42.040 (C)(5).
It is your responsibility to provide accurate and up-to-date contact information for your STR permit. A helpful way to ensure you do not miss a communication from us is to add the county email domain (@placer.ca.gov) to the safe sender list in your inbox.
If you need to update the email address on file please email [email protected] and include your STR permit number in the subject line.
It is the owner's responsibility to ensure the short-term rental unit and all guests comply with the ordinance and that all mandatory postings are posted in each unit in accordance with the ordinance requirements. Fines may be cited towards the owner and guests for noncompliance.
- Good Neighbor Flyer - NEW!
- Sticker or bear box magnet (available for pick up at Tahoe City office after your STR permit has been issued)
The online registration platform is available for electronic submittals. County staff may not be able to immediately respond to your questions. Please review the Frequently Asked Questions and STR Fact Sheet to address your questions. If you have further questions, please leave a message at the STR phone number 530-581-6234 or via email at [email protected] and staff will respond within three business days.
To attain a STR Permit, you will need to attain a TOT (Transit Occupancy Tax) certificate, a Business License and a STR application.
- TOT Certificate: Register Property for TOT Certificate | Placer County, CA
- Business License: Every homeowner is required to obtain their own individual Business License to conduct business as a short-term rental in Placer County, CA. If you have not done so already, I will need you to submit a “Home-Based/General” or also referred to as “Tahoe Short Term Rentals” Business License application for Placer County. Here is a link to apply for your Business License: https://www.placer.ca.gov/1389/Business-Licenses
- STR application: https://placer-ca-str-permit.deckard.com/
After your permit is issued, you will receive an email notification with information you need to submit your fee payment and schedule your fire life safety and defensible space inspections.
Placer County will be conducting the fire life safety inspection for Northstar and Olympic Valley STR operators for the 2022/23 permit cycle
STR Permit Fees
STR permit fee: $306 collected at permit or renewal application time (same fee for professionally and privately managed properties)
Fire-life safety inspection fees will be due in full for new permits for 2023.
■$475.88 for professionally managed STRs – paid every three years
■$475.88 for privately managed STRs – paid every year
*Staff will contact STR permit holders to schedule fee payments and inspections*
It is important for our Code Compliance team to witness violations so please call the hotline for the fastest response.
1. For the fastest response, please call our 24/7 hotline at 530-448-8003 to report a violation. Be sure to include your name, phone number, address of the property you are reporting and a description of the violation occurring.
2. As a backup option, you may also submit complaints via email to [email protected]. Be sure to include your name, phone number, address of the property you are reporting and a description of the violation occurring.
*NOTE: All complaints are kept confidential. If you choose to submit an anonymous complaint it will not be addressed by Placer County staff.
Email: [email protected]
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Public Counter Posting Pickup Hours: Monday through Thursday - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m
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