Lodging inspections are conducted by Christian County Health Department Environmental Health Specialists. Those establishments meeting the sanitation and safety standards outlined in the lodging rule, 19 CSR 20-3.050, receive an approved inspection report. Re-inspections are conducted as needed on non-compliant establishments.
All lodging facilities are inspected with a focus on public health and safety. The lodging facilities are regulated under a rule that addresses: drinking water supplies, sewage or wastewater treatment, life safety, fire safety, electrical wiring, fuel-burning appliances, plumbing, food safety, and swimming pools and spas.
Anyone operating a facility that is a building or group of buildings where five or more guest rooms are provided, which is held out to the public for hire which can be construed to be a hotel, motel, resort, cabins, or other similar place would be operating a lodging establishment and will need a license.
Missouri Laws accompanied by the Department of Health and Senior Services' Rule Governing Lodging Establishments
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