Placer County’s Short-Term Rental Program establishes rules for vacation rentals in unincorporated areas of eastern Placer County.
As of January 1, 2020, all short-term rentals in eastern Placer County (homes located above the 5,000-foot elevation) must have a permit, along with a Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) certificate, to operate as a short-term rental.
The new ordinance is intended to strike a balance of reducing neighborhood nuisances like noise and parking issues related to vacation rentals without undermining the market for this important guest accommodation.
The new requirement includes a list of standards the owner must meet/provide to receive a permit, including:
- A local contact that is available 24-hours a day by phone, with the ability to be at the property within 1 hour, if needed.
- On-site parking available, or off-site parking plan approved by the County.
- A fire inspection, conducted by North Tahoe Fire Protection District.
- TOT certificate, or proof of application for one.
March 31 of each year is the deadline for property owners to apply.
For a complete list of permit requirements, visit the Placer County web page.
For questions about the program, contact Placer County at firstname.lastname@example.org.