Environmental Health is responsible for regulating and inspecting tourist accommodation facilities for cleanliness and sanitary practices as set forth in the Tourist Accommodations Rules and Regulations. The inspection process includes observation of proper laundering of bed and bath linens, proper washing of cups and glasses, absence of rodents/insects and maintenance of room furnishings. At least two regular inspections are conducted each year.
Environmental Health also conducts plan reviews, prior to the construction of a new facility, to ensure compliance with all rules and regulations. Completed applications and applicable fees should be submitted to the local health department before construction begins.