The City of South Lake Tahoe has enacted changes to noise violations that have a major impact on vacation rental owners. As of December 22, 2017, these owners are now much more responsible for the actions of their guests -- and the city is pledging to pursue violators with no less than a small police task force.
What does this mean for the vacation rental owner? Here are the biggest takeaways.
- There will be no more warnings. If you violate the new VHR codes, you and your guests will both be hit with a minimum fine of $1,000.
- If you receive three fines within 24 months, you’ll lose your vacation rental permit. You won't have the option to renew, but instead, will need to get on the waiting list, which is currently about two years.
- There can’t be any excessive noise between the hours of 10pm and 8am.
- As the owner, you are legally required to let your guests know their duty to comply with every facet of the new ordinance.
We're following the changes, providing updates, and making sure you know how to avoid losing your South Lake Tahoe vacation rental permit, here.
When we first learned about the impending changes to the Ordinance, we knew we had to put the proper preventative measures in place to safeguard our owners from substantial fines. Equally as important, we wanted to shield our guests from the decidedly distressing situation of receiving a citation in the middle of vacation.
To continue providing the unforgettable vacation experiences our guests have come to expect and protect our homeowners from violations, we turned to technology. We’ve always been one step ahead in the vacation rentals industry, and to maintain that position, we partnered with a group called NoiseAware to become the beta company to test the early version of their product. After 30 days, the results had both parties excited for the future.