North Central Health District


Tourist Accommodations

Tourist Accommodations

Hotels, Motels and RV Parks

The goal of the Tourist Accommodation Program is to minimize illnesses and injuries associated with unsanitary or hazardous conditions in Georgia’s tourist accommodations. The EH Section permits facilities, conducts routine inspections at a minimum of twice per year, and assures compliance with regulatory policies found in the Department of Public Health Rules for Tourist Accommodations, Chapter 511-6-2.

Information for Travelers

Our Environmental Health Offices work with our district’s hotels, motels and other accommodations to minimize illness and injuries associated with unsanitary or dangerous conditions in each of our counties’ tourist accommodations. We conduct regular, mandated inspections of all regulated tourist accommodations and investigations based on complaints and reports by tourists. If you would like to report unsanitary or hazardous conditions, contact your local health department.

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Information for Accommodations

NCHD regulations enacted under the authority of O.C.G.A. 31-3-6 , based on Chapter 290-5-18 of the O.C.G.A., govern the construction, permitting, and operation of tourist accommodations. Please contact your local Environmental Health Office if you have questions regarding the Rules and Regulations.

Tourist accommodations are required to have their gas-fired equipment inspected each year. Explosions and fires are dangers associated with all gas-fired equipment like boilers, furnaces and ovens. All gas-fired equipment must be inspected annually by a qualified licensed contractor or local fire authority, if available. Proof of the inspection and/or correction of any noted deficiencies must be made available upon request during a routine inspection.

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Contact Your Local Environmental Health Program

Call your nearest health department with any questions or concerns!


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