Lake Tahoe, CA/NV — The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA) has extended the application period for new moorings, such as buoys and boat lifts, for the first lottery drawing allowed under the Lake Tahoe Shoreline Plan.

Applications for the lottery can now be submitted online until 5 p.m. PST April 23, 2021, according to the agency. All applications submitted before the deadline will be considered equally. The lottery drawing is scheduled to take place May 19, 2021.

The Shoreline Plan, approved in 2018, places a cap on the total number of moorings allowed in the Tahoe Region and establishes an annual lottery system to allocate new moorings. A mooring lottery will be conducted annually until all allocations are distributed, according to TRPA.

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 local communities, and people’s interactions with our irreplaceable environment. For additional information, contact Jeff Cowen, TRPA Public Information Officer, at 775-589-5278.