We're all in it together during this uncertain time!
The Planning and Building Department is committed to providing you with the best customer service. Our lobby is currently open to the public. We're experiencing a substantial increase in permit applications, and as a result, the turnaround times for plan checks and permit reviews are taking longer than usual. Please know we are diligently working to get your plan check and/or permit review completed as quickly as possible so your permit can be issued. You can check on the status of your permit through our online Permit Status link on the Building and Planning Services web pages. If you have any questions on the permit process or your building permit, please call us at (530) 621-5315. For other questions please reach out to our Ombudsman, Katie Rider, at 530-621-5352. We apologize in advance for any delay you may encounter.
Temporary Recreational Vehicle Ordinance Code 5136
The Temporary Recreational Vehicle Ordinance allows for the limited use of a recreational vehicle as temporary housing for hardship purposes. Click here for more information.
The Temporary Recreational Vehicle Ordinance allows for the limited use of a recreational vehicle as temporary housing for hardship purposes.
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Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA) Allocations
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Allocation Disbursement Program
PreAllocation Early Submittal
Site Assessment FAQs
Traffic Impact Fee Program (TIF) revision
On December 8, 2020, the Board of Supervisors adopted Resolution 196-2020, implementing a major revision to the County's TIF program.
The program's current eight traffic impact fee zones will be consolidated into three for purposes of allocating the costs of the public transportation facilities. The updated zones and rates will go into effect on February 8, 2021.
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*TEMPORARY OUTDOOR DINING ORDINANCE & PROGRAM* (CLICK HERE)
**Our annual building valuations have been updated effective October 1, 2020. Click here for the current valuation table.**
Contractors, please click on the icon below for further instruction on email permits.
**Has your business been impacted by the COVID-19 virus?**
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Did you know your Board of Supervisors has an established amnesty program for structures built without a required permit? In the interest of public safety, an owner will not be penalized when they voluntarily reveal work done without a permit and secure a permit for that work. All usual fees will still be required, however, no penalty fees will be due.
Fee Resolution 079-2016. To review the county policy on how to obtain a permit on a non-permitted structure, please use this link:
Residential Structures Built Without a Permit
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South Lake Tahoe:924 B Emerald Bay Road, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 (530) 573-3330
The office hours are currently suspended. Resumption of regular business hours is unknown at this time. For permitting questions within the Tahoe Basin please call (530) 621-5315.
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