Amidst growing regulations nationwide regarding short term rentals in resort markets, Tahoe Donner neighborhood has approved new regulations. Tahoe Donner follows suit behind the city of South Lake Tahoe, which has just banned short term rentals entirely within the city. Click here for article. The following website outlines the new rules for STRs, which were approved at their Oct. 27 board meeting.
Their main concerns are excessive vehicles, noise, and physical altercations. In a nutshell:
- A STR is defined as a home that is rented out for less than 31 continuous nights.
- STR owners must register first with the Town of Truckee, to receive a Transient Occupancy (TOT) registration certificate.
- STR owners must then register with the Tahoe Donner administrative office to provide the TOT certificate, and to disclose the number of bedrooms “as historically disclosed in advertisements.”
- No STR may be advertised to house more than 2 people per bedroom, plus 4 additional people total. Children under age 7 are excluded from this count.
- Parking is limited to the spaces available in the garage and on the driveway of the property.
- STR owners must register up to 3 people who has authority to address any issues that may arise, and at least one contact must be able to respond 24/7 within 45 minutes of being notified, either in person at the property or by phone call.
- An annual registration fee “may be” imposed.
- Any violation of the above will result in “disciplinary action,” which means fines that are in accordance with the standard fine schedule that is published at the time of the violation.
There are other rules, such as a requirement to provide a copy of the rules to renters – see the link above for full text. You can direct your questions to the TD Architectural Standards Office at 530-587-9407 or firstname.lastname@example.org.