Campgrounds and RV Parks

Inspections

The Environmental Health Department licenses and inspects Recreational vehicle (RV) parks, recreation camps (campgrounds), combined park-camps, and temporary park-camps in Geauga County. A recreational vehicle park is defined as any tract of land used for parking five or more self-contained recreational vehicles. A recreation camp means any tract of land upon which five or more portable camping units are placed. Such facilities are subject to the rules for construction, layout, drainage, sanitation, safety, and operation as specified the Ohio Administrative Code.

 

The Environmental Health Department licenses and inspects primitive, resident and day camps in Geauga County. Primitive camps, resident camps, and day camps are subject to the rules for construction, layout, drainage, sanitation, safety, and operation as specified the Ohio Administrative Code.

A primitive camp is defined as any camp in which only sewage and solid waste disposal facilities are required.

A resident camp is defined as a facility which is being primarily utilized for the purpose of camping, that requires overnight residence, indoor or outdoor activities, and exists on any tract of land together with any buildings or other structures pertinent to its use. A resident camp does not include: (1) any university, college, or other educational facilities or (2) Any use of a tract of land, or property determined by the board of health as not being within the intent of this chapter.

A day camp is defined as a facility which is being primarily utilized for the purpose of camping, indoor or outdoor activities, and exists on any tract of land together with any buildings or other structures pertinent to its use, but does not require overnight residence. A day camp does not include:

  1. Any university, college, or other educational facilities;
  2. Any facilities used for single day events; or
  3. Any use of a tract of land, or property determined by the board of health as not being within the intent of this chapter.

Campgrounds and RV Parks Documents

Title
File
Date
Year Category
Temporary Campground Application Temporary-Campground-application.pdf Jan 31, 2024 2024-01-31 2024 Solar EclipseCampgrounds and RV ParksEnvironmental Health
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