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Vacation Home Rental Information

El Dorado County Vacation Home Rentals (VHR)

Welcome to El Dorado County’s Vacation Home Rental (VHR) Information Site. Here you will find information about the County’s VHR ordinance, recent Board action, public outreach and information from the Vacation Home Rental ad hoc Committee and other VHR-related information. For general information, questions or comments, please email us at

What's New

Beginning January 1, 2019, Vacation Home Rental first-time permits and renewals will be handled by the County’s Planning department.

Please visit this site for updates to the VHR ordinance and other information as it may change.

Vacation Home Rental Owners and Property Managers

 VHR Local Contact Certification Exam

 VHR Local Contact Complaint Reporting Form

Vacation Home Rental Resources


Vacation Home Rental Ordinance

Vacation Home Rental Frequently Asked Questions

Vacation Home Rental Permit Application

List of Permitted Vacation Home Rentals

This link lists the VHRs that are permitted in the Tahoe Basin of El Dorado County (does not include those in the City of South Lake Tahoe). Click the "submit" button to see the full list.

Vacation Home Rental Meeting Details

Vacation Home Rental Complaints

Vacation Home Rental Inspection Checklist

Vacation Home Rental Locator Map

Vacation Home Rental Fees

VHR Permits are $162 for a new permit and $152 for a renewal. These fees do not include the inspection fee, which is required with a new permit and every two years thereafter, and is based on the square footage of the VHR. It is $10 to change the Certified Local Contact on record.