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Lodging Establishments


The Environmental Health section is responsible for the permitting and inspections of all establishments that offer lodging accommodations for pay. This includes:

    • Hotels
    • Motels
    • Inns
    • Tourist homes
    • Bed and Breakfast Inns and Homes

The inspection includes all areas of the lodging establishment to determine if it meets compliance with the sanitation requirements set in the rules. Areas inspected include:

    • The Lobby
    • Halls
    • Stairs
    • Premises
    • Ice and Vending Areas
    • Guest Rooms
    • Guest Restrooms
    • Lighting
    • Hot Water Heating requirements

Lodging establishments that only serve non-potentially hazardous foods (muffins, bagels, pastries, etc.) or prepackaged potentially hazardous foods do not require a separate food service establishment permit.

Hotels and motels are inspected at least one time per year. A sanitation grade card is posted stating the numerical score and A, B, or C classification.

Bed and Breakfast Homes

A bed and breakfast home is a private home offering bed and breakfast accommodations for eight or fewer persons per night for a period of less than a week. Inspections are done annually and a sanitation grade card is posted stating the numerical score and A, B, or C classification.

Bed and Breakfast Inns

A bed and breakfast inn is a business of not more than 12 guest rooms that offer bed and breakfast accommodations to at least nine but not more than 23 persons per night for a period of less than one week. Inns are inspected annually and receive a sanitation grade card  that is posted stating the numerical score and A, B, or C classification.

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Todd Ramsey
Director

todd.ramsey@johnstonnc.com

309 E. Market Street
Smithfield, NC 27577


Phone: (919) 989-5180
Fax: (919) 989-5190


Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
(except holidays)

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