Short-Term Vacation Rental Program

New Short-Term Rental Ordinance

Home on the waters of lake tahoe Opens in new windowOn January 25, 2022, the Placer County Board of Supervisors introduced an ordinance to repeal and replace the existing short-term rental ordinance, Chapter 9, Article 9.42 of the Placer County Code. The ordinance was adopted on February 8, 2022 and took effect on March 11, 2022.

Short-term rentals are residential units rented for 30 days or less, typically advertised as vacation rentals. The ordinance 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.


Please note: Applying for a STR permit does not guarantee issuance of a STR permit. 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: Because we are getting closer to our cap, we would like to remind anyone applying for an STR permit after December 8, 2022, that 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. We are making progress in processing applications and appreciate your patience with this new program.

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 ( to the safe sender list in your inbox. 

If you need to update the email address on file please email and include your STR permit number in the subject line.

  1. Helpful STR Info
  2. Mandatory STR Postings
  3. Applications
  4. Fees & 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 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.

Contact Us:

* Please note that through Fall 2022, staff are processing the 2022 permit cycle and may not be able to immediately respond. Staff will respond within three business days. Thank you for your patience. *

Phone: 530-581-6234

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

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