Rules for Vacation Home Rentals (VHR)

The following is the Code of Conduct for vacation home rentals from the city of South Lake Tahoe:


Studio: Two persons total

1 Bedroom: 4 persons total

2 Bedroom or more: 2 per bedroom plus four others

Noise: No noise if permitted after 10pm.

Spas: Use of spas and hot tubs with the use of jets, blowers and other mechanical elements that produce noise are prohibited between the hours of 10pm and 7am.

Parking: Must park legally in a driveway/parking space at VHR.  Number of parking spaces is limited to number of designated parking spaces at each VHR.

Signage: Exterior required: 12″ x 12″ sign required identifying maximum number of occupants, maximum number of vehicles, phone number of VHR Hotline, and the police department e-mail address.  Interior Signage: Name and telephone number of local contact person, maximum number of occupants, maximum number of vehicles, parking rules for snow removal, trash pickup information, notification of issuance of citations for creating disturbances, and notification of exceeding parking limitations.

VHR Permit: A copy of the VHR Permit and a copy of the terms of conditions must be posted in a conspicuous place within the VHR.

Marketing: All marketing of VHR must publish the VHR permit number and the maximum number of occupants allowed.

Health and Safety: VHR owner acknowledges compliance with federal, state, fire and carbon monoxide safety.

Local Response: Local contact person must be within a 30 mile radius of the VHR.

Good Neighbor Policy: “Leave No Impact.”

City of South Lake Tahoe website:

VHR program: 1052 Tata Ln., South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-11am, 1pm-4pm.

Permit Phone: (530) 542-6010

Enforcement Phone: (530) 542-6100


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