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City of Racine Public Health Department
The City of Racine Public Health Department - Environmental Health Division protects the health and well-being of Racine's visitors and residents by annually licensing and inspecting lodging facilities. A lodging facility is defined as a hotel, motel, bed and breakfast, or rooming house. Apply for Operating Licenses for these facilities through the Environmental Health Division.
The following is required for licensing:
Application for Lodging Facility License
Complete and submit a business plan to the Environmental Health Division.
Pay the one-time pre-inspection/application fee. This must be paid before any site visits will be conducted.
A pre-inspection of the facility must occur. All pre-inspections must be scheduled at least two (2) weeks in advance. Any violations found during the pre-inspection must be corrected pursuant to applicable state and local requirements prior to issuance of the license.
If a follow-up inspection is deemed necessary, it must be scheduled at least 72 hours in advance.
Note: Any lodging facilities which will serve food, contain a pool/whirlpool, etc. will require additional licenses.
If you are considering renting your home, or space in your home, on a short-term basis (such as through Airbnb, VRBO, etc.), there are many important regulations and requirements.
City of Racine Tourist Rooming Houses and Short Term Rentals
Guidance for Short Term Rentals in Wisconsin
Other Agencies to Contact
Joint Inspection by Fire and Building Departments;
Racine City Hall, 730 Washington Avenue, Room 307
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