Vacation Home Rentals

To make a complaint regarding a Vacation Home Rental please contact our 24/7 hotline 775-234-0404 or go to www.hostcompliance.com/tips.



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UNPERMITTED VACATION RENTALS LOCATED IN DOUGLAS COUNTY ARE SUBJECT TO A $5,000 CIVIL PENALTY PURSUANT TO DOUGLAS COUNTY CODE SECTION 20.622.050, WHICH MAY BECOME A SPECIAL ASSESSMENT AGAINST THE PROPERTY IF NOT TIMELY PAID.


Permitting Process for New VHRs

A VHR permit is required for all properties meeting the definition of a VHR. An inspection by our VHR Division is required for all new permits. All persons or entities interested in operating a vacation home rental located within the Tahoe Township may submit a completed vacation home rental application online to VHR@douglasnv.us , you can mail the completed application to the VHR Division at P.O. Box 218 Minden, NV 89423 or fax to (775) 782-6297. If you have questions about the permitting process, please call the VHR Division at (775) 782-6214 or email VHR@douglasnv.us

Online permitting will be available soon!

Download the
Vacation-Home-Rental-VHRP-Application-.pdf

It shall be the applicant’s responsibility to provide all information and materials required to comply with the vacation home rental application requirements. The filing date of the application shall be the date when Douglas County officially receives all the required information and the application is deemed complete. If the application submittal is deemed incomplete, the applicant will be notified within thirty (30) calendar days of the receipt of the application. The application will not be considered if a complete application is not submitted within an additional thirty (30) days.

VHR permits are good for one year and expire on the date of their issuance.




Renewal Process for Existing VHRs
Vacation home rental permits must be renewed on an annual basis prior to expiration by filing out a renewal application and paying the renewal fee and any pertinent taxes. You are responsible to renew your VHR each year prior to expiration. No inspection is required for renewal unless you have not previously had an inspection by our VHR Division. You must pay all current fees and taxes prior to the permits renewal being issued. Taxes must be reported even if no income was generated. You can send the completed vacation home rental renewal application online to VHR@douglasnv.us , you can mail the completed application to the VHR Division at P.O. Box 218 Minden, NV 89423 or fax to (775) 782-6297. If you have questions about the renewal process, please call the VHR Division at (775) 782-6214 or email VHR@douglasnv.us

Online renewal permitting will be available soon!

Download the Vacation-Home-Rental-VHRP-Application-.pdf

There is no grace period. Failure to renew and pay the applicable fees in a timely manner will render the vacation home rental permit null and void.
A vacation home rental permit will be renewed if the following findings are made:

1. The renewal application is complete and the applicant has complied with the submittal requirements.

2. There have not been two or more upheld citations issued for violations of the County Code at the vacation home rental property within any twenty-four (24) month period. Upheld citations mean citations which were neither overturned on appeal nor dismissed.

3. The vacation home rental permit has not lapsed, expired, been revoked, or suspended.

4. The vacation home rental is current on transient occupancy taxes and has paid all said taxes in full to the County. Returns must be filed whether rents are received or not.


VHR permits are good for one year and expire on the date of their issuance.



VHR PERMIT FAQS


How do I get a VHR Permit?
Go online to print or download the application and mail it to the VHR Division with your inspection report and application fee of $416 to P.O. Box 218 Minden, NV 89423 or fax to (775) 782-6297 or email to VHRdivision@douglasnv.us . Online permitting will be available soon!
Will my VHR Permit automatically renew every year?
NO, you are responsible for renewal of your VHR each year prior to expiration. No inspection is required for renewal if your home was previously inspected, but current fees and taxes must be paid to date for the renewal permit to be issued. Taxes must be reported even if no income was generated. Go online to print or download the renewal application and mail it to the VHR Division with renewal application fee of $260 to P.O. Box 218 Minden, NV 89423 or fax to (775) 782-6297 or email to VHRdivision@douglasnv.us . Online renewal permitting will be available soon!
What can my Property Management Company do on my behalf?
Your Property Management Company must be a Nevada Licensed State Realtor. They have the ability to request inspections, pay the permit, renewal fees, and pay the TOT (Transient Occupancy Tax). The owner must sign the original application and each renewal.
Do I need a Bear Box or Bear Proof Container?
Yes, at all VHR locations a Bear Proof container is required. Click http://www.southtahoerefuse.com/ for information on the Bear Box loan program, bear legal containers and Bear Box Application.
Do I need and inspection to get a VHR Permit?
Yes, please request one online or call the VHR Division at (775)782-6214 or email VHR@douglasnv.us

Life Safety Inspection Checklist for VHR:
• Grip-able handrails, inside and out
• Smoke CO detectors installed at the entrance/main living/hallways (and tested)
• Smoke detectors installed in every bedroom (and tested)
• Deck railings must have less than 4” width between rails
• Hot tubs installed with auto shut off and locks, safety rules posted
• Balconies/decks no charcoal bbq’s.
• If smoking is allowed, metal ash cans with lids must be provided
• Ingress/egress of all doorways not blocked
• Bedrooms have legal ingress/egress (windows/doors)
• Fire extinguishers on every floor (labeled access)
• Addresses are clear and visible on the outside of the home
• Permit is posted (near the front door)
• Emergency numbers are posted
• Breaker box/electrical panel
• For 3-story units; rope ladder affixed/permanent
• Escape plan for egress/emergency disaster plan
• Storage of combustible materials
• Wood burning fireplaces/stoves
• Other life/health/safety as noticed
What are the fees associated with a VHR Permit?
A new VHR permit is $416, renewal fees are $260, these fees include a 4% technology fee. These fees are as of 7/5/2018, please check current fee schedule or call the VHR Division at (775) 782-6214.
How do I report a VHR complaint or an illegal VHR I am aware of?
To make a complaint regarding a Vacation Home Rental please contact our 24/7 hotline 775-234-0404 or go to www.hostcompliance.com/tips.
Will I remain anonymous if I lodge a complaint?
Your information will never be provided to the violator, but we must have your information in order to file your complaint.
What happens if my VHR receives a complaint against it?
If the complaint is founded the owner of the property is notified. Appropriate actions will be taken. Fines or penalties may be imposed.
What are the fines associated with VHR’s?
Fines, misdemeanor citations and civil penalties can be issued.
Can I lose my VHR Permit?
Yes, If two or more upheld citations have been issued for violations of the County Code at the vacation home rental property within any twenty-four (24) month period, the VHR permit will be revoked. Upheld citations mean citations which were neither overturned on appeal nor dismissed.