Lodging, Bed & Breakfast Homes/Inns

Good sanitation in hotels, motels, bed & breakfasts, and other lodgings is important to public health.  Through good sanitation, owners and operators can prevent the spread of germs, bedbugs, etc.  These facilities are inspected once a year to ensure that the public's stay is as safe and healthy as possible. Online health inspections are available soon after the inspection is completed.  Check the current sanitation of any lodging establishment before visiting.

If you own or operate one of these facilities in Jackson County, there are several things you should know:

  • Familiarize yourself with the State rules around operating lodging establishments.
  • Know that you must have a permit to operate, build, or remodel a lodging establishment.  Permits do not transfer from owner to owner.  Contact the Jackson County Environmental Health Section to find out what requirements are before you buy, build, or remodel by calling 828-587-8250 or -8253.