Permit and Licensing
David Fenske, Environmental Health Specialist
715-748-1410 – option 5

Lodging

The Taylor County Health Department is an agent for the Department of Agriculture and Trade & Consumer Protection, and the Department of Safety & Professional Services to license and inspect, lodging and manufactured home communities establishments operating in Taylor County. Our goal is to have you operate a safe and healthy business!

Applicants for manufactured home communities should use the “Lodging, Body Art, Campground & MFH License Application” (new app – will link when ready)

Applicants for hotels, motels, and other lodging (Airbnb, VRBO, vacation and other rentals) should use the “Lodging, Body Art, Campground & MFH License Application” (new app – will link when ready)

What counts as a lodging facility? DATCP has several definitions for types of lodging facilities. They include:

Hotel – A hotel is defined as “a place where sleeping accommodations are offered for pay to transients, in 5 or more rooms, and all related rooms, buildings and areas.”

Motel – Means the same as a Hotel except that guest parking is provided on premise as part of the room charge.

Tourist Rooming House (TRH) – A TRH is defined as “all lodging places and tourist cabins and cottages, other than hotels and motels, in which sleeping accommodations are offered for pay to tourists or transients.”

Bed and Breakfast (B&B) – A B&B is defined as “any place of lodging that provides 8 or fewer rooms for rent to no more than a total of 20 tourists or other transients for more than 10 nights in a 12 month period, is the owner’s personal residence, is occupied by the owner at time of rental, and in which the only meal served to guests is breakfast.”