William B. Cherry, real estate attorney

William B. Cherry, real estate attorney

Charles W. Nelson, real estate attorney

Charles W. Nelson, real estate attorney

Scott Souers, real estate attorney

Scott Souers, real estate attorney

Real Estate Law

Lake Tahoe Land Use

Lake Tahoe land use law is more complex than any other region in the United States.  Several governmental and non-profit agencies guide and restrict development in the Lake Tahoe Basin. Whether the land use proposal is a corporate, large-scale project or a simple addition to a residence, various Lake Tahoe agencies will surely be involved.

Most importantly, an individual desiring to build in Lake Tahoe must understand the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency’s rules and regulations and their application to the particular project.  Navigating through the TRPA’s web of rules and regulations is a frustrating experience for most people trying to build in Lake Tahoe.

Specifically, the TRPA has a set of best management practices that dictate how land can be used and developed in the Lake Tahoe Basin. Best management practices are methods to help developed properties function more like natural, undisturbed forest and meadowland.

Hiring an attorney to represent your interests when dealing with the TRPA is the first step towards achieving your land use goals in the Lake Tahoe Basin.  As an intern during law school, attorney Scott Souers of William B. Cherry and Associates worked for the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, where he learned TRPA’s rules, regulations, and policies.  Equipped with that knowledge, Scott is able to navigate land use issues and accomplish Land Use objectives in the Lake Tahoe Basin.

If you desire to build in the Lake Tahoe area or want to make sure that your property is in compliance with TRPA rules and regulations, contact our law office for the legal assistance you need to reach your goals. We offer consultations and would be happy to talk to you about the details of your goals.

For information about TRPA best management practices, please click here.