Short-Term Vacation Rental Program
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 County. 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 Fire Inspections
Please use these checklists to prepare for your Fire Inspections:
Please schedule your inspection for the correct neighborhood below. To upload your passing inspections, please go here. Version OptionsShort-Term Vacation Rental ProgramHeadlineSTR Fire Inspections
North Tahoe Fire District (Tahoe City, Kings Beach, Tahoe Vista, Carnelian Bay, Homewood, Tahoma, Alpine Meadows)
Placer County will begin conducting the Fire Life Safety interior inspections beginning January 2024. Placer County will be contacting all North Tahoe Fire district permit holders via email in the upcoming weeks with a calendar link to schedule your STR Fire Life Safety interior inspection. In the meantime please begin preparing for your inspection using the Fire Life Safety inspection checklist above, this inspection must be complete before 3/31/24, please be prepared for this inspection.
North Tahoe Fire will continue conducting the Defensible Space inspections, they currently do not have any available inspections for the remainder of the year, they will open their calendar back up in the spring once the snow has melted. We will be requesting the board of supervisors to give one final extension for defensible space to be completed by fall of 2024.
NorthStar and Olympic Valley
Placer County will be collecting the fee and conducting the interior fire life safety inspection for all Northstar and Olympic Valley STR’s. The non-refundable cost for the Fire Life Safety interior inspection is $475.88.
The Northstar and OV Fire Departments will collect the fee and conduct the Defensible Space inspections for this same area.
Olympic Valley Fire District Defensible Space Inspection: Please contact them at (530) 583-4692 to schedule an inspection.
Truckee Fire District (Soda Springs and other Truckee homes in Placer County NOT including NorthStar)
Truckee Fire Department will be collecting their own fees and conducting their own inspections as of 4/1/23. Please go to the links below to pay and schedule both interior and exterior inspections.
It is the owner's responsibility to ensure the short-term rental unit and all guests comply with the ordinance and that all Fines may be cited towards the owner and guests for noncompliance.
1. Sticker or bear box magnet (available for pick up at Tahoe City office after your STR permit has been issued)
Supplemental Optional Postings
Access your STR Portal
If you need to update any of your permit information, such as a change in your Property Manager or Local Contact, use the link below. You can also upload any documents such as passing Fire Inspections, Bear Bin Photo, or a Primary Homeowner documentation.
Please use this link: Update Permit
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.
Email: [email protected]
Office Hours: Monday through Friday - 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Public Counter Posting Pickup Hours: Monday through Thursday - 9 a.m. to 4 p.m
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