TRPA Shoreline Plan Approved in Lake Tahoe

The Tahoe Lakefront Owner's Association will be holding its 45th annual luncheon and meeting on Monday August 5th, 2019 at the Chateau at Incline Village. TLOA was established to represent private lakefront property owners around Lake Tahoe.  They serve to advocate fair and reasonable regulation or legislation for lakefront owners in both California and Nevada. Much of what they do can assist lakefront owners in understanding the TRPA Shoreline Plan and its restrictions. Click here for more information about joining TLOA.

TRPA Shoreline Plan

The new Shoreline Plan was adopted on Oct. 24, 2018 by the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA) Governing Board. It sets development caps and regulations for boating and new shoreline structures such as piers and buoys. The new shorezone regulations are part of chapters 80 to 85 of the TRPA Code of Ordinances and will be paid through fees that will take effect in 2019.

Important Application Dates

2019 TRPA Shoreline Permit Application dates included applications for a new single-parcel and multiple parcel piers accepted between June 1st and 30th, 2019. TRPA may authorize up to 5 single-parcel piers, through issuance of permits, during the first two years after Shoreline Plan approval.

The subsequent two-year period will see the allotment of single-parcel piers diminish by one potential pier every two years. TRPA will accept for review single-parcel pier applications based on a lottery system pursuant to TRPA Code of Ordinances Section 84.4.C.1 and the distribution limits set forth in Section 84.4.4.D. 

TRPA New Piers Project Review and Allotment Dates:

July 1 - July 16, 2019: TRPA will review the preliminary project proposals.

July 17 - Sept 16, 2019: Chosen proposals will have 6 months (January 16, 2020) to submit a complete Shorezone Project application.

Mooring Registration

Existing Moorings - Registration of existing moorings (buoys, slips and boat lifts) will be accepted from March 1, 2019 through September 30, 2019.

New Moorings - Applications for new moorings will NOT be accepted by TRPA until March 1, 2020.

Pier Improvements

Existing Piers - Declarations for repairs and maintenance of existing shorezone structures that do not require a TRPA permit are currently being accepted.

Before applying, prepare yourself by reviewing their requirements here.

You can also receive information about applying for New Piers by contacting TRPA Senior Planners:

Tiffany Good at [email protected] or (775) 589-5283 and Julie Roll at [email protected] or (775) 589-5247.

Read more about the Shoreline Plan here.

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