The Lake Tahoe Rent Methodology Study is available for review

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Dec 8, 2020 | Leases & Permits

More information on the study and the presentation given at the virtual town hall meeting held on November 10, 2020, are below.

Lake Tahoe Rent Methodology Study

Town Hall Presentation

The Commission retained an appraiser to review the rent methodology it uses for use and occupation of state lands at Lake Tahoe and Donner Lake. The Commission is also updating its 2012 Category 1 Lake Tahoe Berths and buoys benchmark rental rates and establishing a Category 2 Lake Tahoe benchmark rental rate for non-water dependent uses. These rates are used to determine rent or other compensation as part of a lease with the Commission for the occupation and use of state-owned land in Lake Tahoe and Donner Lake. The study provides an independent, third-party evaluation of various rent methodologies and recommends a rent-setting methodology and benchmark rates going forward.

The deadline for written comments has been extended to Sunday, January 31, 2021. Please submit written comments by email to or by mail to:

California State Lands Commission
Attn: Tahoe Rent Study
100 Howe Avenue, Suite 100-South
Sacramento CA  95825-8202