Hefty fines greet Tahoe vacationers
South Lake Tahoe has enacted strict rules for vacation-rental homes, which took effect Dec. 22. Property managers now give all guests written and verbal warnings to help them avoid breaking the new law.
The South Lake Tahoe police have six code-enforcement officers responding to vacation-rental complaints.
- Each violation results in a $1,000 fine for the guest and an additional $1,000 for the homeowner.
- No warnings; fines issued on first offense.
- Owner’s vacation-rental permit revoked after three citations within 24 months.
- ALL Parties and weddings are prohibited.
- Violations subject to $2,000 (split) fine are: street parking, excessive noise anytime but especially after 10 p.m., trash outside bear box, exceeding posted occupancy and vehicle limits, hot-tub use between 10 p.m. and 8 a.m.
- Citations can be appealed, but the full $2,000 penalty must be paid first.