Douglas County Hosts Joint VHR Meeting with VHR Advisory Board in Lake Tahoe
Posted on 09/30/2022
Douglas County Hosts Joint VHR Meeting with VHR Advisory Board in Lake Tahoe

Minden, NV- The Douglas County Board of County Commissioners and the Vacation Home Rental (VHR) Advisory Board will hold a joint meeting on October 13th, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. at the Hard Rock Casino, Highway 50 at Stateline Ave. Lake Tahoe, NV 89449 in the Revolution Room.  The meeting will be video live-streamed through the County’s YouTube Channel and a Zoom component will be offered for those who cannot be physically present. The meeting will include:

  • An update from Douglas County staff on the status of the current VHR program and activities of the Vacation Home Rental Advisory Board.
  • A discussion regarding the possible elimination of the program or other modifications to the program to significantly limit or eliminate permits for certain neighborhoods in the Tahoe Township. 
  • If staff is not directed to eliminate the program, the Boards will discuss and provide direction regarding possible changes to the code.

Douglas County’s VHR program is administered by a VHR Program Manager, two full-time code enforcement officers, two deputy sheriffs, and two support staff.  There are 532 active VHR permits in the Lake Tahoe Township. VHRs are currently not permitted outside of the Tahoe Township. The program is projected to generate over $800,000 in fees and over $4 million dollars in Transient Occupancy Tax and Tourism Surcharge Tax annually. Taxes generated from the program are used to support a variety of services in the Parks and Recreation Department. Fees collected from the program are used to offset the administrative functions including enforcement, investigations, and permitting. On average the VHR program receives five to six complaints per week.

Vacation Home Rentals or “Short Term Rental (STR)” is defined in Douglas County as one dwelling unit, or a portion of a dwelling unit, including either a single-family attached unit, rented for the purpose of overnight lodging for a period of not less than 1 day and not more than 28 days other than ongoing month-to-month tenancy granted to the same renter for the same unit pursuant to NRS Chapter 118A.

Information on how to participate in the meeting and meeting materials can be found by visiting the Douglas County Website Board of County Commissioners Agendas.  The meeting materials will be posted at least three days prior to the meeting.

To submit public comment in writing visit our public comment webpage.

The view our interactive VHR Map click the Map to view. 

To view the current VHR ordinance visit the VHR webpage.