Homeless Camps in El Dorado County

For Immediate Release

Sergeant Anthony Prencipe

The Sheriff’s Office Homeless Outreach Team has been receiving numerous phone calls related to homeless camps located throughout the county. A large portion of these phone calls are questions about and/or concerns with homeless camps located within the Cities of Placerville and South Lake Tahoe. Although these cities are within El Dorado County, these are incorporated areas of the county and outside of the Sheriff’s Office jurisdiction. 

What this means to you, is that the Sheriff’s Office is not able to operate any of its programs or services within the city limits. We have created this interactive map for everyone to view, which displays the boundary lines between the city jurisdictions and El Dorado County. This map can be utilized to locate your area of concern with regards to homelessness. This will assist you in contacting the proper agency to obtain assistance with solutions for the homeless issue you are inquiring about. 

The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office and the Homeless Outreach Team would like to thank you for your concerns about our homeless population and look forward to working with all of our County residents both homeless and otherwise.


For County related Homeless issues, please contact non-emergency dispatch at (530)621-6600 or email HOT@edso.org.

For City of Placerville contact (530) 642-5210

For City of South Lake Tahoe contact (530) 542-6100