• The City of South Lake Tahoe proposes to improve the living conditions at Single Room Occupancy (SRO) hotels and motels through a draft ordinance. Our community contains approximately 120 hotels/motels with a total of more than 5,000 rooms. Approximately 26% of these rooms are used for long-term rentals on either a continuous or seasonal basis. Join us on Wednesday, April 22nd at 5pm at the Senior Center located at 3050 Lake Tahoe Blvd. to talk about this import issue to ensure health and safety issues exist for the occupants, the neighborhood and the community.

  • Tahoe Keys Property Owners Association with its continued focus on providing superior customer service is proud to announce the adoption of the state-of-art document and data delivery system from CondoCerts. CondoCerts provides reliable, round-the-clock online access to all governing documents and critical project data for lenders, mortgage bankers, escrow officers, title companies, real estate agents and homeowners in need of information for Tahoe Keys Property Owners Association managed communities.

    Tahoe Keys Property Owners Association is pleased to announce their partnership with CondoCerts to deliver required documents and other requested data. CondoCerts has become the de facto standard for disseminating documents/data to meet the timely needs of the real estate community. Over 750,000 lenders, title and escrow companies and real estate agents have signed up and are using CondoCerts nationwide today. Most lenders accept CondoCerts online delivery of lender questionnaires. If not CondoCerts is pleased to complete the lending firms form. As with most service providers, CondoCerts does not provide this information for free. There is no cost to sign up or log onto the site. The only charges incurred are for obtaining specific information. The information can be paid for in several different ways including credit card, debit/ACH, mailing in a paper check or third party payments for homeowners. Keep in mind, if an escrow does not close; the charges due to CondoCerts are still owed.

    How does the CondoCerts System Work?

    Tahoe Keys Property Owners Association has put financial and other data, along with governing documents, into the CondoCerts database. The data is stored in a password-protected environment.

    To submit a request with CondoCerts, log on to If you are a first time user, follow the links to register. WRITE DOWN OR SCREEN PRINT YOUR USER ID AND PASSWORD. Your account with CondoCerts will be activated immediately.

    Return to the CondoCerts home page at and login using the user ID and password provided. Follow the steps below to place or review an order:

    • Click on Place A New Order and select the type of transaction. Click on Next to continue.
    • Select Search by Association Name or Search by Property Address.
    • Select a State from the drop down menu.
    • Enter Association Name or Property Address, depending on selection made above. Abbreviations of the association name will broaden the name search, such as “Harbor” for “Harbor Cove Homeowners Association”.
    • Click on Search and a list of Associations will display.
    • Locate the one you are searching for and click on the Association Name hyperlink.
    • This will bring you to the Product selection screen. Click on the radio button and/or check box to select the applicable product, then click Next.
    • Enter all necessary information on the form. Click on Next to continue selecting a delivery option.
    • Review your order summary and provide payment information. Click on Place Order to submit. Review your order confirmation and available links.
    • Once completed, click on Control Center link to return the CondoCerts home page.

    If you are requesting a Demand you are notified via email when your request is completed. Once notified the request is complete, return to, login and click on Review Orders. Your request and any associated documents can be immediately printed or downloaded to your PC.

    Tahoe Keys Property Owners Association and CondoCerts are pleased to bring you this Internet utility developed to simplify the process of delivering and obtaining community association data and documentation for a variety of users in any association real estate transaction. CondoCerts delivers valuable association information in minutes instead of days or weeks.

    Please contact CondoCerts Customer Service at 800-310-6552 with any questions you may have.

    Thank you for utilizing CondoCerts.

  • Several Tahoe Keys property owners and the Tahoe Keys Property Owners Association (TKPOA) Board of Directors have noticed properties in the Keys being advertised for sale on a partial share or less than whole conveyance basis. All realtors and property owners should be advised that it is against the Governing Laws of the Association to sell, or offer for sale, partial shares or other than whole conveyance of any property in Tahoe Keys.

    The Governing Law is part of the Association CC&R’s and the restrictions of property conveyance are stated in Article VIII, Sections 2(c), 3, and 20(a). Specifically, Article VIII, Section 3(c) states, “Dwellings shall not be rented, leased, or conveyed on a time share or interval ownership basis (as defined in California Business and Professions Code Section 1103.5 or comparable superseding statute)…,” and Article VIII Section 20 (a) states, “…no lot shall be further subdivided nor shall less than all of any such lot be conveyed by an owner…”

    Any sale or offer for sale of partial shares or other than whole conveyance is subject to fine assessment against the property owner and a potential lien on the property. Please share this information with your colleagues and advise your buyers and sellers of this restriction.

  • Vacation Home Rentals

    The Tahoe Keys Property Owners' Association is a Non-Profit Corporation established to own, repair, maintain and manage common areas for the homeowners of the TKPOA. The Association's business offices provide the Tahoe Keys homeowners with a full-time support staff including public service, landscaping, exterior maintenance, administrative and accounting.

    NOTE: The Owners' Association DOES NOT RENT nor manage any long-term or short-term rentals within the Tahoe Keys. The Association also does not provide any services usually associated with vacation rentals such as housekeeping or private property maintenance.

    Vacation Home Rentals - Rules and Ordinances

    City of South Lake Tahoe (Article XIII Chapter 28A-69)

    The City of South Lake Tahoe ordinance states that no owner of a vacation home rental shall rent that unit for 30 consecutive calendar days or less without a valid vacation home rental permit.

    Permit conditions include provisions for:

    1) Limiting overnight occupancy of the vacation home rental to the specific number of occupants designated in the permit; with the number of overnight occupants not to exceed 2 person per bedroom, plus 4 additional person per residence.

    2) Limiting the number of vehicles to the number designated in the permit; with the number of vehicles not to exceed the number of designated on-site parking spaces.

    3) Informing renters of rules regarding vacation home rentals, using  best efforts to assure that the occupants and/or guests of the vacation home rental do not create unreasonable noise or disturbances.

    Complete information, including the Vacation Rental complaint process, is available at the City of South Lake Tahoe's Vacation Rental Program website or you may also call the Community Service Officer, Bob Albertozzi, at (530) 542-6107. You will also find a long list of rental agencies on the city's website.


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    On May 22, 2015, the Board of Directors approved the following changes to the Architectural Control Rules Brochure for a 30 day membership review period. Changes will be considered for adoption at the July 17, 2015 TKPOA Regular meeting of the Board of Directors.

    If you would like to provide any feedback to the Board prior to approval, please email your comments to Heather Houston, Administrative Assistant at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or submit them in person at the TKPOA Pavilion Office.


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    On May 22, 2015, the Board of Directors approved the following Mandatory Emergency Rules Effective for 120 Days or until amended or Adopted by the TKPOA Board of Directors


    Purpose and Effect of Proposed Rule Change

    To implement a mandatory and enforceable Water Conservation program for the Tahoe Keys Property Owner Association in compliance with the State of California – Executive Order B-29-15. [April 25th 2015 State of Emergency – Severe Drought Conditions]

  • At the May 20th, 2016 Regular Board Meeting, the TKPOA Board of Directors voted NOT to approve recent proposed changes to the Water Conservation Rules.

    The full text of the current TKPOA Water Conservation Rules in effect is below for review.

  • Recent Changes to the City of SLT Vacation Rental Policy

  • Tahoe Keys Property Owners Association

    Short-Term Vacation Renter Policy

    Board of Directors Resolution

    Whereas, the Tahoe Keys is a family-oriented, residential community that is located in a scenic and quiet environment. The close proximity of the residences in the Tahoe Keys increases the likelihood that disruptive behavior will impact other residents.

    Whereas, a large number of properties within the Tahoe Keys are offered as short term vacation rentals through Vacation Rental Agencies and Vacation Rental by Owner or through other agencies or by other methods.

    Whereas, the City of South Lake Tahoe has a Vacation Rental Ordinance as set forth in Article XIII of Chapter 28A of the City of South Lake Tahoe Code. 'This ordinance is intended to address problems involving excessive noise, disorderly conduct, vandalism; overcrowding, traffic, congestion, illegal vehicle parking and accumulation of refuse at vacation home rentals and some of these problems have impacted Tahoe Keys. Anyone who leases their property in the City for short-term rentals is required to register and obtain a license from the City and must comply with the following regulations ("Vacation Rental Restrictions"):

    • No more than two people per bedroom plus four additional people are allowed to remain overnight;
    • The number of parked vehicles is controlled and signage inside and outside the home must be posted setting for the parking requirements;
    • The owner or the owner's agent must be available for immediate contact;
    • The property may not be used for commercial activities such as weddings, receptions or large parties;
    • Licenses must be reviewed annually.
    Violation of the City of South Lake Tahoe Vacation Rental Restrictions may subject to the owner to penalties and fines.

    See links above for recent ordinance changes as well as a link to the city's website.

    Whereas, the TKPOA Governing Documents provide TKPOA with the authority to fine and impose other discipline on property owners for violation of the TKPOA governing documents by themselves, their tenants and vacation renters; Whereas, the TKPOA CC&Rs prohibit conduct, which violates statutes, ordinances and laws, which includes the Vacation Rental Restrictions imposed by the City of South Lake Tahoe.

    Whereas, the activities of short term vacation renters frequently interfere with the quiet enjoyment of nearby residents in the community.

    Whereas, TKPOA incurs substantial cost in dealing with vacation renters who violate the TKPOA governing documents

    Now, Therefore, be it Resolved, that TKPOA hereby adopts the following Rules concerning short-term vacation renters:

    1. All owners and short-term vacation renters must comply with the City's Vacation Rental Restrictions
    2. All short-term vacation renters must comply with the TKPOA governing documents including provisions which prohibit "nuisance" behavior and set forth rules concerning vehicles, boats, trailers, parking and use of docks and lagoons;
    3. Each short-term vacation rental shall have a Rental Placard which may be obtained from the City of South Lake Tahoe;
    4. No home may be rented to nor used by more than two (2) people per bedroom plus four (4) additional people;
    5. The number of vehicles shall not exceed the number set forth in the Rental Placard and shall only be parked in spaces designed for the unit being rented;
    6. The following conduct is prohibited:
      1. Excessive, disruptive or objectionable noise including noise levels in excess of what is permitted by applicable laws after 8:00pm on weekdays and 10:00pm on weekends;
      2. Speeding or making a wake while in a TKPOA lagoon or waterway;
      3. Indecent exposure or trespassing;
      4. Drunk or disorderly conduct, destruction of private property, harassment of residents or TKPO staff or other conduct that is an unreasonable annoyance to the neighborhood;
      5. Allowing dogs to be "off leash";
    7. In the event TKPOA determines that a potential violation of this Short Term Vacation Rental Policy has occurred the owner and if applicable the tenant will receive a notice of hearing as provided in the TKPOA governing documents. If a violation is found, TKPOA may impose the following discipline:
      1. Impose a fine of up to one thousand dollars ($1,000) per occurrence and take appropriate action to collect the fine(s);
      2. Suspend the right of the owner or the tenant to use or allow short-term vacation renters to use of the common area or common facilities (except for ingress and egress to the property)
      3. Impose a special individual assessment against the property owner for costs incurred by TKPOA (including sums paid to contractors, attorneys and/or others) to repair damage and/or cure a violation of this Short-Term Vacation Policy;
      4. Request appropriate action by the City of South Lake Tahoe
    8. TKPOA will notify all TKPOA Members and all Vacation Rental companies that this policy is in effect. The notice will include a recommendation that each member owning a rental property in the Tahoe Keys should include terms of their rental agreement stating that any fines may be passed along to the renter. It will also recommend that each rental agreement should include a deposit to cover any possible fines that may arise.
    9. Notice of this policy shall be sent to the members of the association on or before June 15, 2014.
    10. The effective date of this policy shall be July 16, 2014.
    11. The foregoing policy shall remain in effect until such time as they it be changed, modified, or amended. This policy supersedes all previously adopted nuisance violation and fine policies.

    Be it further resolved, that within 120 days of the beginning of each fiscal year a copy of the policy herein adopted or as may be subsequently modified or amended shall be delivered to each of the members of the association as required by law.

    Certificate of Secretary

    The undersigned, the duly acting or appointed Secretary of the above corporation, certifies that the foregoing Resolution was duly moved, seconded, and adopted by the requisite majority of the Board of Directors at a duly notice meeting of the Board held on June 3, 2014. Date: 06/03/2014 Original Signed by Neal Simmons, Secretary

    TKPOA - Vacation Rentals - Behavior Policy

    TKPOA has been experiencing an alarming increase in complaints from its full time residents regarding the disrespectful behavior of the short term vacation renters. The most common complaints are associated with the following types of disrespectful behavior: over-occupancy, noise violations, destruction of private property, speeding in our channels, trespassing, and fishing from docks. In addition, there are many other types of complaints.

    The goal of implementing this policy is not to punish owners that are using their properties as vacation rentals, alternatively it is intended to modify the behavior of the vacation renters to be more respectful of the TKPOA's community, and create a peaceful environment for its full time residents. The following policy is being implemented on (date).

    TKPOA Vacation Renter Nuisance Policy: TKPOA has a zero tolerance policy from vacation renters regarding the following types of behavior violations:

    If a complaint is filed with our member services department or the local police department, a $1000.00 fine (per each occurrence) will be imposed on the subject property owners quarterly assessment.

    In an effort not to punish the owners of the properties that are used for vacation rental purposes, the TKPOA recommends that the vacation rental agencies, or the owners of the vacation rental properties themselves begin charging a refundable $1000.00 nuisance deposit to each vacation renter. In addition, the TKPOA nuisance policy should be delivered to and signed by the renter. It is also recommended that the policy be prominently displayed in each rental unit as a reminder to the renter of our policy. These recommendations are put forth in an effort to protect the property owner from significant out of pocket expenditures caused to them by the disrespectful behavior of their tenants.

  • The City of South Lake Tahoe wants your input on proposed changes to the Vacation Home Rental Code. A public meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday, March 24th at 5:30 pm in the City Council Chambers located at 1901 Airport Rd. Concerned neighbors, vacation homeowners, rental companies and hotels should attend this important meeting. More information on the Vacation Home Rental Program is available online at