Franklin County Public Health is required to license and inspect all recreational vehicle parks within the jurisdiction of the Franklin County General Health District. We are required by law to inspect each park once per year, but we but we typically inspect them several times a year or more often if needed to maintain the parks in compliance with the Ohio Recreational Vehicle Park Rules (Ohio Administrative Code 3701-26).
Who is required to have a park license?
Ohio Revised Code 3729.01(S) defines a recreational vehicle park as:
“Recreational vehicle park” means any tract of land used for parking five or more self-contained recreational vehicles and includes any roadway, building, structure, vehicle, or enclosure used or intended for use as part of the park facilities and any tract of land that is subdivided for lease or other contract of the individual lots for the express or implied purpose of placing self-contained recreational vehicles for recreation, vacation, or business purposes.
“Recreational vehicle park” does not include any tract of land used solely for the storage or display for sale of self-contained recreational vehicles, solely as a temporary park-camp, or solely as a manufactured home park.
When is my park license due?
The license period for recreational vehicle parks is from May 1st until April 30th of each year. Parks currently licensed by Franklin County Public Health will have applications mailed out to the owner/operator of each park in late March.
The completed application and appropriate fee shall be submitted and received by Franklin County Public Health no later than the close of business on last day of April. Any application and fee received after that date is subject to a late fee of 25% of the applicable fee (OAC 3701-26-04). If the last day of April is not a business day, the final day to receive the application and fee without penalty will be at the close of the next business day.