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Local Health Departments in West Virginia permit and inspect many of the facilities listed below, with the exception of Correctional Facilities and Work Release Centers, which are inspected by Sanitarians from the District Offices of the Public Health Sanitation Division.

For questions related to these facilities, including the requirements for obtaining a permit, please contact your local health department.

The General Sanitation Rule covers the following facilities:

CARE FACILITIES :  Adult Day Care Centers, Emergency Shelters, Group Homes, and Work Release Centers.

INSTITUTIONS :  Colleges and Universities, Correctional Facilities: Detention Centers, Jails, and Prisons.

LODGING FACILITIES :  Bed & Breakfast Inns, Hotels and Motels, Labor Camps, and Tourist Cabins.

PUBLIC RESTROOMS :   (No permit required; inspected on complaint basis only, unless they are under a current local health department facility permit)

RECREATIONAL FACILITIES :  Campgrounds, Fairs & Festivals, Mass Gatherings, Organized Camps, Parks, and Playgrounds.

SCHOOLS :  Primary and Secondary (K-12)


For a listing of all of the Legislative Rules, click here.

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