Campgrounds and RV Parks are regulated by Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) 3701-26. This code specifies requirements that ensure these recreational areas are maintained in a sanitary manner.
DGHD sanitarians inspect each licensed Campground and RV Park at least once annually to ensure that the standards outlined in OAC are met. Some of the areas examined during these inspections include:
- Ensuring adequate spacing between campers and tents to prevent fire hazards and to allow room for access by emergency services.
- Making sure that trash is stored properly and is disposed of as needed to prevent harborage of pests.
- Preventing nuisance conditions on sites, such as areas of standing water that can provide breeding areas for mosquitoes.
- Ensuring proper disposal of sewage and a safe drinking water supply.
If you have any questions related to campground facilities, please contact any member of the Food Protection and Public Safety Unit at 740-368-1700.