About UsWelcome to Tahoe Keys POA


The Tahoe Keys is a 740-acre private marina community laced with eleven miles of inland waterways located at the southern tip of Lake Tahoe in South Lake Tahoe, California. Most of the 1500+ members who own homes, townhouses or vacant lots have a private boat dock and are located on numerous lagoons, canals or the Tahoe Keys Marina with its boat launching ramps. Waterfront living provides direct access to Lake Tahoe and its many water sports.

At Tahoe Keys we enjoy breathtaking views of the lake and mountains, and enjoy amenities like tennis, indoor and outdoor pools, spa and more. Tahoe Keys is close to the ski slopes and winter sports, water sports and out-of-doors activities, plus a quick ten minute drive to year-round nightlife in town and at nearby casinos. Tahoe Keys is 60 miles south of Reno, Nevada; 195 miles east of San Francisco; 100 miles northeast of Sacramento.


Tahoe Keys Property Owners Association

The mission of the Association is to protect and enhance member’s property values.

Tahoe Keys Property Owners' Association is a common interest development located in South Lake Tahoe, California which consists of 1,529 member units consisting of about 1,195 single-family homes and 335 townhomes plus certain common area properties. The Tahoe Keys is primarily a boating community consisting of owner-occupied properties, second homes and properties that are vacation rentals. The Association was organized as a mutual-benefit nonprofit corporation 501(c)(4) in November 1963 to provide for management, maintenance and architectural control of the individual units and the common area property.

The Association manages the common areas that include beaches, swimming pools, tennis courts and neighborhood parks. The Association is responsible for maintaining the 11 miles of lagoons, providing water, security patrols and enforcing the CC&Rs.

The Association is governed by a member elected volunteer Board of Directors who serve a two-year term with elections held every year in August; meetings are held bi-monthly except in summer, meeting monthly June to October. The Association Board of Directors, a community-wide volunteer position, consisting of seven property owners, is responsible for setting operating policies, managerial overview, development and execution of annual budgets and capital reserves, enforcing provisions of the governing documents, which include covenants, conditions and restrictions (CC&Rs), bylaws, and rules and regulations, and providing financial oversight. Major decisions, as determined by the CC&Rs, are referred to the Association owners as a whole.

The Association has a full time staff of 20 employees and staff increased to 55 during the summer season. The Association office is located at 356 Ala Wai Boulevard, South Lake Tahoe. The office is open Monday through Sunday from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM . Association staff can be reached at (530) 542-6444.

The Assessment Planned Development Districts within the Association are listed on the Cove Advisors page:

General Rules of TKPOA

  1. All Tahoe Keys facilities are for the exclusive use of owners, tenants, visitors and their guests. All other persons shall be considered trespassers.
  2. The property owner shall reimburse the Association for any expenditure incurred in repairing or replacing any common area or facility damaged or vandalized through the fault of the owner, their family, tenants, guests or visitors.
  3. Noise from units (loud radios, musical instruments, stereos, TV’s, parties, disputes, revved engines (boat or auto), animals, etc…), which may be or become annoyance or nuisance to any other neighbor is not permitted and subject to fining by the Association.
  4. No part of the Association shall ever be used or caused, allowed, or authorized to be used in any way for any business, commercial, manufacturing, mercantile, storing, vending or other such non-residential purpose.
  5. Washing machines, gray water, or any such water discharge shall be directed into the sewer system; not storm drains or into the ground.
  6. Lake beach/grass areas in front of the Pavilion are for the exclusive use of residents’ family, tenants, renters, visitors, or guests of property owners. All others are considered trespassers. No dogs are allowed on the beach.
  7. The pier is private property and for viewing only. No fishing, no jumping, no bikes, blades, roller skates, or high speed wheeled items on pier.
  8. The Board of Directors reserves the right to amend, change, interpret or adopt rules and fines as needs arise to insure the safe and comfortable living of all who live or play in the TKPOA.
  9. In order to maintain the integrity of the Tahoe Keys, the TKPOA established the Architectural Control Committee (ACC). All owners shall have pre-approved by the ACC any alterations, improvements, repairs, and additions to their property; including but not limited to the exterior of the residence, boat docks, decks, landscaping, fences and spas. Applications and additional guidelines are available online or call the ACC at 530-542-6444 ext 230.

Repeated disturbances and other rental ordinance violations by an owner’s vacation renter (s) could result in civil action and fines from the City of South Lake Tahoe (City Ordinance 21A-68 attached)


All boats docked at a Tahoe Keys Townhouse Subdivision Dock require a TKPOA sticker. Please see documents below, visit the Pavilion for more information or call (530) 542-6444 ext. 221.

Parking Rules

  1. Each resident’s single family home is considered to have parking spaces in the garage. Additional vehicles shall not be stored, kept, or parked in TKPOA common areas. Townhouses with a garage shall utilize the garage for parking of passenger vehicles only.
  2. Each townhouse may have only two (2) vehicles in its designated parking area at a time; and each vehicle must have either a TKPOA parking sticker or hangtag displayed.
  3. No vehicle shall be parked except within their garage, driveways or paint-designated parking space. No parking on landscape or off pavement.
  4. All townhouse streets and alleyways are fire lanes and are so marked. Parking in these areas is prohibited at all times, except for 15 minutes loading and unloading, while the vehicle is attended.
  5. No vehicle shall be left in an unassigned-designated parking space in a non-operative condition or with an expired registration. Any vehicle not moved for a period of two weeks is considered a stored vehicle and is prohibited. Vehicles will be towed away at owners’ expense.
  6. All vehicles, motorcycles, ATVs, mopeds, etc., operated or parked on the private streets and alleyways of Tahoe Keys shall display current licenses, and be maintained in a proper and legal operating condition do as not to be a hazard or nuisance by noise, exhaust emissions, or appearance.
  7. Not more than one motor vehicle bearing advertising or otherwise pertaining to this use shall be parked on or about the above described premises.
  8. Vehicles bearing an advertising sign, commercial trucks, commercial vans, all such vehicles of more than 2 ½ tons, or of such length to inhibit safe parking, are prohibited from parking in the unassigned parking spaces of TKPOA except in performing their commercial duty and function requiring limited time-period parking. City parking ordinances on street parking apply.
  9. Major vehicle repair, auto repair and maintenance for pay, or extraordinary vehicles maintenance shall not be carried out in TKPOA. Vehicles shall not be in a state of disrepair or severe damage, nor be allowed to drip excessive amounts of engine or transmission fluids on the streets or alleyways of TKPOA.
  10. Mud, dirt, or off-road debris shall not be washed off any vehicle and left on driveway, alleyways or streets. All storm drains empty into the lake!
  11. The streets of TKPOA are dedicated city streets and all city ordinances and traffic laws apply. TKPOA streets and alleyways are restricted to posted speed limits.
  12. TKPOA assumes no responsibility for damage, theft, vandalism, or liability done to a vehicle visiting or parked on TKPOA grounds. All vehicles are subject to tow-away for violation of these rules. Vehicles parked in the fire lanes are towed away without notice.

Garbage Disposal Rules

The Townhouse dumpsters are for the exclusive use of the townhouse owners and their authorized renters. Only household trash can be placed in the Townhouse dumpsters. No large items can be disposed of in these dumpsters. Violators will be prosecuted under the existing South Lake Tahoe City Ordinance 23.24.

Owners of a single family home are reminded that the curbside trash day is on Fridays. Don't place trash containers at the curb until Thursday night. Owners will be financially liable for any trash left out early and has to be picked-up by the Association staff. The current charge for this service is $75.00. The Architectural control Rules provide for a fine of $250.00 for owners who violate trash pick-up rules.

Owners of single-family homes must inform weekend guests and renters to not place trash at the curbside until the scheduled pickup day. They may wish to take advantage of the use of the dumpsters at the Association's Pavilion Administrative Office. Two (2) bags of household trash, per week, may be placed into these dumpsters. No large or construction debris can be placed into the Pavilion dumpsters. Violators of this policy will be prosecuted under the same city ordinance as mentioned previously.

South Tahoe Refuse is located at 2140 Ruth Street and their telephone number is: (530) 541-5105.


Our Vision

Our current and future members will value TKPOA as a uniquely situated, well-managed community that is both a pleasant place to live as well as a safe environment for investment.


Our Mission

The Board of Directors is to preserve and enhance property values in our community while keeping it financially sound and secure. In pursuing this mission, the Board shall:

  • Maintain and enhance our community's beautiful and vibrant atmosphere.
  • Manage our common areas effectively and efficiently.
  • Equitably enforce rules, covenants, condition, restrictions and easements.
  • Make capital improvements wisely that benefit the community's greater good.
  • Practice open and effective communications with staff and members.
  • Retain the services of responsible and effective management and staff.
  • Provide amenities and services that enhance the lifestyle of our members.
  • Do our part to protect the fragile and beautiful Lake Tahoe Basin environment.

Our Values

We are leading by example and have adopted these values as a guide for the manner in which we conduct the Association's business and the way we manage the affairs of our community:

  • Cooperation & Teamwork
  • Honesty & Integrity
  • Civility
  • Owner Interaction
  • Progressive Thinking

We Always Try to Make a Difference