Vacation Home Rentals

To view policy direction for the Douglas County Vacation Home Rental (VHR) program made at June 3, 2021, Douglas County Board of County Commissioner Meeting, Ordinance 2021-1582 (click here to review the document).
This Ordinance will be effective on July 15, 2021. 
all renewals up to and including July 14, 2021 with use the current renewal process. 

To view the County Manager Recommendations for VHR Regulation Report from October 2020, click here.

To search VHR Permits, click

To search the GIS map of VHR's, click

****Effective Thursday, February 18, 2021 Douglas County Board of Commissioners issued a temporary suspension of New Vacation Home Rental permits. The June 3, 2021 Douglas County Board of Commissioners meeting the Board selected July 15, 2021 for when the new code will be effective.  July 15, 2021 is when new permit applications will be start to be accepted.  Depending on the demand for Vacation Home rental permits, a lottery system may be implemented. Please check back on June 20th for the new permit applications and fees for the permit.****

– On February 18, 2021, the Douglas County Board of County Commissioners took action to temporarily suspend the issuance of new vacation home rental (VHR) permits effective February 18, 2021.  The suspension is effective until the Board approves a new ordinance intended to address ongoing issues concerning public health, safety and welfare in relation to the operation of VHRs in the County.  The Douglas County Manager’s Office is dedicated to making the issues surrounding VHRs a priority and will work with the Chairman of the Board to appropriately place future items on the agenda for consideration by the Board until such time as the necessary changes to the program can be enacted.    

Existing permit holders may continue to renew their permits pursuant to Section 20.622.080 of the Douglas County Code. 

Vacation Home Rentals are only allowed in the Tahoe Township area of Douglas County with a permit.

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 paid in a timely manner. 

IF YOU HAVE AN EMERGENCY INVOLVING A VACATION HOME RENTAL, PLEASE CALL 9-1-1. If you have a complaint in regards to noise or parking, these are the jurisdiction of law enforcement. In these cases, please contact Douglas County Sheriff's Office non-emergency line at 775-782-5126.

For other complaints Call the VHR hotline at (775) 782-6027  or click on "Lodge a VHR complaint" to the left of this page.   

For information related to Permitting, Renewals as it relates to VHR's, please use links to the left.