Washoe County hosting short-term rentals workshops

RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - Short-term rentals; it’s a topic that has sparked emotions in and around South Lake Tahoe, and now Washoe County is looking to create new rules.

Washoe County officials will be gathering feedback on short-term rentals Tuesday, August 20, 2019. One of the more popular places for short-term rentals in the county right now is Incline Village.

The county says they want to adopt simple, fair and enforceable standards for short-term rentals that balance competing interests and maximize voluntary compliance.

The topic of short-term rentals has been a heated one, especially in South Lake Tahoe. Neighbors there have complained about quality of life, noise and parking.

Kelly Mullin with Washoe County says they are concerned about that as well.

"That's something we want to address, establishing those standards for short-term rentals,” said Mullin, who is a Senior Planner for Washoe County. “Make sure there are some best practices out there. Not just for addressing those neighbor impacts, but for fire safety and guest safety, that those issues are addressed too, so this is something that we will be working on."

One of two workshops on short-term rentals will be held Tuesday evening. It begins at 5:30 p.m. at the May Museum at Rancho San Rafael Regional Park. The second workshop will be held on August 26th at 5:30 p.m. at the Chateau in Incline Village.

If you are not able to attend, you can fill out a survey by clicking here.

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