Lake Tahoe, CA/NV –The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA) will be accepting lottery entries between June 1 and June 30 this year for the limited number of pier allocations allowed every two years under the Shoreline Plan, the agency said today.

Adopted by the TRPA Governing Board in 2018, the Shoreline Plan lifts a longstanding moratorium on new shorezone structures and places a cap on the number of private piers and buoys allowed at Lake Tahoe. The Shoreline Plan allows additional piers and moorings to be permitted at a measured rate through periodic lotteries until the cap is met.  The plan allows for a maximum of 128 private piers and 1,486 new private moorings.

Every two years, TRPA can permit up to 12 new piers in the Tahoe Basin, with a preference for multiple-parcel, shared use piers. Through the lottery, TRPA will select applications that can move forward to the permitting process by July 20, 2021. No additional pier allocations will be available until 2023.

Information and instructions for the lottery application process and eligibility criteria are available here.

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, Public Information Officer, at (775) 589-5278 or