Do you need a permit to build a fence in South Lake Tahoe?
You do not need a fence permit in the County, but you do need one in the City.
The first step is to fill out a fence application. You will need to draw a site plan, drawn to scale, which shows the existing conditions and the proposed new fence. The proposed new fence will need to have a description of the proposed fence, indicating the material specifications.
There is one specification on the fence checklist that I feel should be upgraded. There is a maximum space of 8′ between posts for a 6′ tall fence. With the amount of snow that we receive here in Tahoe, there should be a maximum space of 6′ between fence posts.
Once you have filled out your fence application and drawn your site plan, you may bring them to the City Planning Department along with a $40 application fee.
Although you do not need a fence permit in the County, you still need to follow the County fence requirements.
I am currently working on my site plan for a fence for my backyard, and I was able to gather this information. Hopefuly this will save you some time if you are planning to build a fence in the future!