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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 12. Health
Agency 5. Department of Health
Chapter 431. Sanitary Regulations for Hotels
6/16/2024

12VAC5-431-180. Permits.

A. No person shall own, establish, conduct, maintain, manage, or operate any hotel in this Commonwealth unless the hotel is permitted as provided in this section. All permits shall be in the name of the owner or lessee. Permits shall not be issued to newly constructed or extensively remodeled hotels until a certificate of occupancy has been issued by the building official. Only a person who complies with the requirements of these regulations shall be entitled to receive or retain such a permit.

B. Nontransference of hotel permits. Permits issued after March 1, 2002, shall not be transferable from one person to another or from one location to another. A new owner shall be required to make a written application for a permit. The application forms are obtainable at all local health departments.

C. Conditional permits. A conditional permit authorizes the owner of a hotel to operate the hotel under certain controlled conditions, which may include, but are not limited to, restrictions of the types of food the hotel can handle and type of swimming facility made available for public use.

D. Requirements for posting permits. The permit shall be posted in a place where it is readily observable by the public transacting business with the hotel.

Statutory Authority

§§ 35.1-11 and 35.1-13 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 18, Issue 10, eff. March 1, 2002.

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