Tourist accommodations are regulated and inspected by public health to minimize illnesses and injuries associated with unsanitary or hazardous conditions. As with food service establishments, we investigate and respond to all health related complaints.
For more information on tourist accommodations, click here.
To open a hotel:
Download a copy of the Tourist Accommodations Rules and Regulations (version 290-5-18).
New Tourist Accommodations Rules and Regulations, Chapter 511-6-2 (Effective January, 2014):
511-6-2 Tourist Accommodations
Rules and Regulations Tourist Accommodations Chapter 511-6-2 Brochure:
Tourist Accommodations Brochure
General Information on Amended Tourist Accommodation Rules and Regulations:
Tourist Accommodations Amended Information
Download the Georgia Department of Public Health Tourist Accommodation Application here: DPH Tourist Accommodation Application
Each county has a different application process and fee structure. Contact the Environmental Health Office in your community after visiting your local Planning and Zoning office.
Don't let the bedbugs bite!
Click here to download the state's bedbug brochure to learn more about inspection, prevention, and control of these pesky pests.