Do you think Vacation Home Rental should be allowed in Douglas County?
Douglas County Board of County Commissioners would like to hear your viewpoints on Vacation Home Rentals (short-term rentals).
The Vacation Rental issue is undeniably a hot topic in Douglas County. While some residents wish to use their properties for the purpose of Vacation Home Rentals, other residents are concerned that short-term Vacation Home Rentals may and do compromise the high quality lifestyle that Douglas County offers.
Short-term residential rentals are rentals that last less than 30 days. Services such as Airbnb and VRBO allow people to rent all or parts of their homes as alternative travel accommodations that provide homeowners or renters with extra income. These services may benefit homeowners, but there are concerns about the impacts on neighborhoods, including concerns about noise, safety, and traffic.
The County’s zoning code allows short term/vacation rentals (e.g., Airbnb and VRBO) with the issuance of a Vacation Home Rental Permit and are currently limited to the Tahoe Basin (Tahoe Township). In early 2018 the Board discussed the issue of allowing short term rentals Countywide, not just within the Lake Tahoe Area.
Douglas County values your feedback on this very important topic and thanks you for your participation.
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