Short-Term Vacation Rental Program

On July 27, 2021, the Placer County Board of Supervisors approved an Urgency Ordinance enacting a 45-day moratorium on new STR permits. No new permits were issued during the moratorium. 

 

On August 31, 2021, the Placer County Board of Supervisors approved an extension to the Urgency Ordinance moratorium until March 31, 2022. 

 

During the extension period, the following are exempt from this moratorium: 

1. Renewals: 

A short term rental with a valid permit that complies with all provisions of Article 9.42, has no outstanding fees or violations may apply to renew the same. A short term rental that had a valid permit for the 2020 permit cycle and that complied with all provisions of Article 9.42, had no outstanding fees or violations during that period may apply to renew the same. A short term rental with a valid permit that expired solely due to a change in ownership and that complied with all provisions of Article 9.42, had no outstanding fees or violations prior to said change may apply and be processed as a renewal for the new owner(s). 

2. New STR Permits: 

The Community Development Resource Agency is authorized to continue processing an application for a short term rental permit if the same was accepted by the Agency a minimum of twenty-four (24) hours prior to the enactment date of Ordinance 6094-B and the Agency may issue a permit if said application complies with all requirements of Article 9.42.


For more information, please read the Frequently Asked Questions.

Placer County’s Short-Term Rental Program establishes rules for vacation rentals in unincorporated areas of eastern Placer County.

  • Short-term rentals are residential units rented for 30 days or less, typically advertised as vacation rentals. 
  • Placer’s Short-Term Rental Ordinance  (PDF) is intended to strike a balance of reducing neighborhood nuisances like noise and parking issues related to vacation rentals without undermining the market for this important guest accommodation.
  • Per Tahoe Regional Planning Agency code, short-term vacation rentals cannot exceed four per parcel. 

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  1. STR Complaints
  2. Information for STR Owners
  3. Applications

Please contact 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. Complaints can also be submitted via email to strcompliance@placer.ca.gov or through the Placer Connect system using the following steps:


1. Go to Placer County Connect 

2. Scroll to the middle of the page.

3. Click on “Code Compliance” -> “STR Complaint”

.*NOTE: All complaints are kept confidential. If you choose to submit an anonymous complaint it will not be addressed by Placer County staff.

Contact Us:

Email: str@placer.ca.gov
Phone: 530-581-6234

Hours
Monday through Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Address
Tahoe City Office
775 North Lake Blvd.
Tahoe City, CA 96145