Recreational Camps and Temporary Camps
The Environmental Health Division of the Health District conducts regular seasonal inspections of the combined recreational vehicle park/camps in the County and temporary park camps. State law (Ohio Revised Code Chapter 3733) requires the annual licensing and inspection of all campgrounds within a local health jurisdiction. As specified in state regulations, campgrounds are divided into five (5) categories for licensing purposes:
- Recreational Vehicle Parks (for RVs);
- Recreation Camps (pop-up campers and tents);
- Combined Park-Camps (contain a combination of RVs, pop-up campers, and tents);
- Temporary Park-Camps (camping units located at short-term events and festivals);
- Resident-Day Camps (4-H, Girl Scout/Boy Scout-types of camps for overnight/day camping).
Inspectors check to see that waste water and solid waste receptacles are properly maintained. Bathhouses are inspected for adequate maintenance and sanitation and the water system is inspected for potential health hazards. Individual camp sites are also inspected to identify and remedy potential health or safety threats.
Inspections and Licensing
Inspections of the park/camps must be performed a minimum of once per year but are usually inspected twice per year. Park/camps are required to license annually with the license fees being determined by the number of sites in the park.