Vacation Home Rentals

Welcome to El Dorado County’s Vacation Home Rental (VHR) Information Site. Here you will find the County’s VHR ordinance, recent Board action, public outreach, and other VHR-related information. For general questions, or comments, please email us at Please include the property address or VHR permit number in the subject line.

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For VHR Code Complaints you will now call the VHR Code Enforcement Complaint Hotline at 530-573-7999. You can also reach them at 

Signs have been updated on our website to reflect this information under Applications, Forms and Policies

What's New

Updated Exterior Signs - New VHR Code Enforcement Complaint Hotline and new Non-Emergency numbers are on the newer signs (located under Popular Links/Application, Forms, & Policies)

Policy on Changes to occupancy on Issued VHR Permits(PDF, 46KB): As of 6/1/2023 no change in occupancy is allowed once a VHR Permit is Issued. A change in occupancy requires a new VHR Permit. 

Apply Online - HDL - Online VHR Permitting

Please call or make an appointment to go over the process before applying online. See Phone Appointment under Hours.



  • New VHR Permits are $760.00
  • Renewals are $380.00
  • Above fees do not include the fire safety inspection fee. That fee is based on the dwelling's size and is required with a new permit and every two years thereafter
  • Waitlists are $190.00
  • There is also a $31.00 Technology Fee Surcharge applied to new and renewing applications

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Trash Complaints

If you have a trash related complaint, please reach out to Clean Tahoe.

VHR Complaints

If you find that a property is violating the VHR Ordinance, please contact the VHR Enforcement Hotline at 530-573-7999. You can also email a complaint to Code Enforcement at Please also check out additional information and resources on the VHR Code Enforcement link