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Public Accommodations Program

General Information

The Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health inspects Public Accommodations (i.e., Hotel/Motels) on a complaint basis. Inspections are to determine if the facility is in compliance with health and safety laws of the State of Nevada, and to initiate enforcement procedures when necessary.

    The Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health permits and inspects multiple program types within a Public Accommodation (Hotel or Motel) including Public Bathing Places (Pools and Spas) and Food Establishments in accordance with Nevada State Law. Please see individual those websites for more information on these programs.

      Public Accommodation Plan Reviews

      Any person who desires to construct a hotel or to remodel or add to an existing hotel must apply in writing to the health authority. The application must be accompanied by plans, specifications and supporting information. Plans and specifications for a public accommodation must be prepared by a professional engineer and architect who is registered in the State of Nevada and a licensed contractor who hold a license issued by the State Contractors' Board in the appropriate classification.

        COVID-19 and Public Accommodation Regulations

        The regulations below ONLY APPLY TO WASHOE AND CLARK COUNTIES.

          Below is a link to the Nevada Administrative Code 447E regulations relating to SARS-COV-2 and Public Accommodation Facilities, adopted pursuant to Senate Bill 4 of the 32nd Special Session (2020) and pursuant to Senate Bill 386 of the 81st Regular Session (2021) by the Director of Health & Human Services on August 31, 2020, as amended on April 30, 2021 and June 18, 2021.