Vacation Home Rentals


Welcome to Douglas County's Vacation Home Rental Information webpages. On June 3, 2021, the Board of County Commissioners adopted significant changes to the Douglas County Vacation Home Rental program. Here is where you will find VHR-related information about the new ordinance, recent Board action, the permitting process, and more. VHRs have a long history at Lake Tahoe and are an integral part of our tourism economy. It is critical to strike a balance between the economy, private property rights, and the impacts of VHRs on our communities. Click here to read an overview of VHRs in Douglas County or view tabs on the left for specific webpages.

Douglas County Code Enforcement is currently experiencing a high volume of calls. We created the FAQs page to get answers to the most frequently asked questions to the public as soon as possible. Please check this site frequently for updates.

News and Updates
Stay in the know. The new VHR ordinance becomes effective October 3, 2021. The full ordinance can be found on the
'Overview' tab. Check these pages frequently for updated information. 

***On July 15, 2021, United States District Court Judge Robert C. Jones issued a temporary restraining order against Douglas County to restrain it from implementing portions of the County’s new Vacation Home Rental (VHR) regulations, Ordinance Number 2021-1582, pending the trial of the case. The Temporary Restraining Order narrowly impacts certain parts of the new ordinance until such time as a final determination can be made regarding the constitutionality of the ordinance.  A copy of the court order can be viewed here. The County's VHR webpages have been updated to reflect the required changes to the program.***

Does this mean the new ordinance is invalid?

No, the court order does not invalidate Ordinance Number 2021-1582 but it does temporarily suspend the implementation of certain changes to the VHR regulations such as tandem parking and the new fines.  

Contact Us
VHRs are enforced by Douglas County Code Enforcement. Do you have general questions about VHRs or need to reach Code Enforcement staff? Send an email to
 [email protected] or call the VHR hotline at (775)783-6027.
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Search VHR permits, click here.

To search a geographic map of VHRs, click on map. 
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