Campground/RV Licensing & Inspection
Opening a campground or have a question?
The health department and camp operators must abide by the Ohio Revised Code and Ohio Administrative Code to ensure the camp ground provides an environment for safe outdoor recreational activities. The health department inspects the camps for insect and rodent control, solid waste management, proper sewage treatment facilities, safe water (if provided) and clean, maintained buildings and structures.
Every person who intends to operate a recreational vehicle park, recreation camp, or combined park-camp shall procure a license to operate the park or camp from the health department.
Email Ed Shaffer, RS or call 454-9741 extension 235.
Ohio Department of Health Combined Park-Camp rules:
Ohio Department of Health Resident Camp rules:
Ohio Revised Code regarding Camps:
Ohio Department of Health Camp ground website:
Ohio Department of Health Plan Review & Construction:
The types of camps are:
Recreational vehicle park: means any tract of land used for parking five or more self-contained recreational vehicles. A self-contained recreational vehicle is a recreational vehicle that can operate independent of connections to sewer and water and has plumbing fixtures or appliances all of which are connected to sewage holding tanks located within the vehicle.
Recreation camp means any tract of land upon which five or more portable camping units. A portable camping unit means dependent recreational vehicles, tents, portable sleeping equipment, and similar camping equipment.
Combined park-camp means any tract of land upon which a combination of five or more self-contained recreational vehicles or portable camping units.
Resident camp means a facility which is being primarily utilized for the purpose of camping, that requires overnight residence, indoor or outdoor activities, and exists on any tract of land together with any buildings or other structures pertinent to its use. A resident camp does not include the following:(1) Any university, college, or other educational facilities; or (2) Any use of a tract of land, or property determined by the board of health as not being within the intent of this chapter.