General Environmental Health

General Environmental Health

Local Health Departments in West Virginia permit and inspect many of the facilities listed below; with the exception of WV State Hospitals, Correctional Facilities and Work Release Centers, which are inspected by Sanitarians from the District Offices of the Office of Environmental Health Services.

For questions related to the facilities listed below, including the requirements for obtaining an operational permit, please contact your local health department.

64 CSR 18 General Sanitation Rule covers the following facilities:

CARE FACILITIES : Adult Day Care Centers, Emergency Shelters, Group Homes, Recovery Houses 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, Tourist Cabins and other lodging facilities.
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) - public and privateĀ 

Listing of all of the Legislative Rules

General Sanitation Forms:

Additional Information: