(246) South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe CHP Office

Phone:

(530) 577-1001

Address:

2063 Hopi Avenue
South Lake Tahoe , CA 96150

Hours:

Monday:
8:00 AM- 5:00 PM
Tuesday:
8:00 AM- 5:00 PM
Wednesday:
8:00 AM- 5:00 PM
Thursday:
8:00 AM- 5:00 PM
Friday:
8:00 AM- 5:00 PM
Saturday:
CLOSED
Sunday:
CLOSED

​The California Highway Patrol’s South Lake Tahoe Area is staffed with one lieutenant commander, three sergeants, twenty officers, two civilian clerical staff, one civilian automotive technician and one civilian part-time maintenance worker.  The CHP South Lake Tahoe Area has primary responsibiliy for traffic enforcement and the investigation of traffic related incidents on one United States Highway, three California State Routes, and all of eastern unincorporated El Dorado and Alpine County.


While the CHP South Lake Tahoe Area is home to approximately 20,000 full-time residents, the population with weekend and holiday tourism can increase to over 100,000 people.  South Lake Tahoe (Elev. 6,223’) is a unique geographical area.  Lake Tahoe is the second
largest and the deepest alpine lake in the world.  At 22 miles long, 12 miles wide and a depth of 1,645’, Lake Tahoe holds enough water to cover the State of California in 14” of water.  Lake Tahoe’s weather is unpredictable as snow has fallen in every month of the year with temperatures ranging from -28° in the winter to 99° in the summer. Average rainfall is minimal while annual snowfall ranges from 125 inches to 500 inches.  The main economy base of South Lake Tahoe is tourism.

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​AREA COMMANDER

Lieutenant Terry Lowther

VIN OFFICER &

SCHOOL BUS OFFICER

Officer Jeff Gartner

JGartner@chp.ca.gov

​PUBLIC INFORMATION

& TOW OFFICER

Officer Ruth Loehr

RLoehr@chp.ca.gov  

 

​EL DORADO & ALPINE COUNTY COURT INFORMATION

 

EL DORADO COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT

CRIMINAL/CIVIL DIVISION

TRAFFIC/SMALL CLAIMS DIVISION

1354 Johnson Blvd, Ste. 2

South Lake Tahoe, CA  96150

(530) 573-3044

www.eldoradocourt.org

​ALPINE COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT

14777 State Route 89

P.O. Box 518

Markleeville, CA  96120

(530) 694-2113

 

​CalTrans Road Information Links


Cal Trans Sac & Tahoe live traffic camera link www.dot.ca.gov/dist3/departments/traffic/cameras

Cal Trans Chain requirements www.dot.ca.gov/hq/roadinfo/ChainRequire.pdf

Cal Trans Bus & Motorhome Index www.dot.ca.gov/hq/traffops/trucks/bus-motorhome

Cal Trans Bus & Motorhome Route Map www.dot.ca.gov/hq/traffops/trucks/bus-motorhome/bus-maps/busmap-d03.pdf

Cal Trans Truck Information http://caltrans.ca.gov/hq/traffops/trucks

Cal Trans Bus & Truck Routes www.dot.ca.gov/hq/traffops/trucks/#OLBM

California Statewide Rest Areas Index www.dot.ca.gov/hq/maint/ra/Statewide.htm

California Welcome Centers Index www.visitcalifornia.com/attraction/california-welcome-centers

 

                   Local Ski Resort Information

Sierra At Tahoe

www.sierraattahoe.com

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

 

How do I get a copy of an accident report in which I was involved? How do I get a copy of an accident report in which I was involved? <p>Directions for completing CHP <a href="/EnforcementAndPlanningDivisionSite/Documents/CHP%20190.pdf">Form 190</a> can be found here: <a href="/_layouts/15/FIXUPREDIRECT.ASPX?WebId=76bdb9c2-3652-4bd5-b330-1eb3d8127efd&TermSetId=60be2733-c40e-4f75-96cc-b67d4d71e190&TermId=b430f7f2-ba47-4e3a-9a5c-1363d4423595">https://www.chp.ca.gov/traffic/request-a-collision-report</a>. The form contains areas to fill out information in both English and Spanish.</p><p>Traffic Collision Reports are available to be picked up at any CHP office during normal business hours. To receive a copy of a  report you must be an involved party, passenger, property owner, or licensed insurance agent (with a signed release from your insured, an involved party). There is a fee for the collision report (cash or check); contact your local area office. Call the CHP office overseeing the incident ahead of time to see if your traffic collision report is available for pick up.</p>
How do I get help with a Child Safety Seat?How do I get help with a Child Safety Seat?<p>​You can contact <a href="/_layouts/15/FIXUPREDIRECT.ASPX?WebId=76bdb9c2-3652-4bd5-b330-1eb3d8127efd&TermSetId=60be2733-c40e-4f75-96cc-b67d4d71e190&TermId=ba6245fa-99af-41be-867f-f9f16cb25740">your nearest CHP Area Office</a>, and schedule an appointment for assistance.  </p>
What are the mandatory dates commercial vehicles must carry chains?What are the mandatory dates commercial vehicles must carry chains?<p>​There are no statutory dates that require carrying of chains on commercial vehicles, however it is advisable to carry chains from November through April.</p>

 

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