Lake Tahoe, CA/NV —Beginning December 1, entries for new Lake Tahoe moorings (buoys, boat lifts, etc.) can be submitted by lakefront owners to the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA) for the annual drawing allowed under the Lake Tahoe Shoreline Plan. A mooring lottery will be conducted annually until the new allocations allowed under the plan are distributed, according to TRPA.

The plan, approved in 2018, places a cap on the total number of moorings and piers allowed in the Tahoe Region and establishes an annual lottery system to allocate new moorings.

Entries for the lottery can be submitted anytime from December 1, 2022 through March 1, 2023 and all submissions received before the deadline will be considered equally, according to the agency.

Applicants must meet certain criteria to enter, however the drawing is only for an allocation. If an allocation is received, a complete permit application will be required. Only littoral shoreline properties, those that adjoin or abut the highwater line of Lake Tahoe, are eligible to enter the lottery, the agency said.

Additional information on eligibility and how to enter is available at

The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency leads the cooperative effort to preserve, restore, and enhance the unique natural and human environment of the Lake Tahoe Region, while improving local communities, and people’s interactions with our irreplaceable environment. For additional information, contact Jeff Cowen, TRPA Public Information Officer, at 775-589-5278.