Tourist Facilities

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People who travel are exposed to many different environments.  Washington County's Environmental Health Program licenses and inspects all tourist facilities in this county to protect the health and safety of the public.  Licensing and inspecting these facilities helps assure a safe and pleasant stay for everyone using these facilities.  Routine inspections include the evaluation of the facility's water supply, sewage disposal, plumbing, toilet facilities, garbage and refuse disposal, insect and rodent control, swimming pools, laundry rooms, and food service.

Tourist facilities include travelers' accommodations, hostels, picnic parks, recreation parks, and organizational camps, facilities must be in compliance with Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR).

Travelers' Accommodations (OAR 333-029) - Establishment (not a Hostel) which has rooms, apartments, or sleeping facilities that are rented, or kept for rent, on a daily or weekly basis to travelers or transients.

Hostels (OAR 333-029) - Establishment having beds rented, or kept for rent, on a daily basis to travelers for a charge or fee paid, or to be paid, for rental, or use of facilities which are operated, managed, or maintained under the sponsorship of a nonprofit organization which holds a valid exemption from federal income taxes under 26 SC Sec. 501.

Organizational Camps (OAR 333-030) - Facility operating for recreational use by groups or organizations. Organizational camps include, but are not limited to, youth camps, scout camps, summer camps, nature camps, science camps, survival camps, athletic camps, camps operated and maintained under the guidance, supervision or auspices of religious, public and private educational systems, and community service organizations or other persons or organization whether for-profit or nonprofit. Organizational camps are distinguished from Recreation Parks, or hotels and motels, by the existence of organized group activities comprising the majority of activities by all participants rather than individual or family recreation. Camps operating less than one week per year are excluded from these rules unless they have permanent structures or operate as a "day camp".

Recreation Parks (OAR 333-31) - Area designated by the person establishing, operating, managing, or maintaining the same for picnicking or overnight camping by the general public or any segment of the public. "Recreation Park" includes, but is not limited to, areas open to use free of charge or through payment of a tax or fee by virtue of rental, lease, license, membership, association or common ownership and further includes, but is not limited to, those areas divided into two or more lots, parcels, units, or other interests for purposes of use. "Recreation Park" excludes sites that have units for human occupancy affixed thereto but includes an area that has camping spaces available to be moved onto the transitory use.

Outdoor Mass Gathering (OAR 333-39) - Actual, or reasonably anticipated, assembly of more than 3,000 persons which continues, or can reasonably be expected to continue, for more than 24 consecutive hours but less than 120 hours within any three-month period and which is held primarily in open spaces and not in any permanent structure.

General Forms

Forms and Information for Organizational Camps

General Educational Resources