Main Phone: 262-636-9201
After-hours Public Health Emergencies:
730 Washington Avenue
Racine, WI 53403
Monday – Friday
8:00 A.M. – 4:55 P.M.
Closed 11:55 AM – 1 PM
Public Swimming Pool Licensing
Tobacco Free Initiatives
The Environmental Health Division protects the health and well-being of Racine's visitors and residents alike by annually licensing and inspecting the numerous lodging facilities within the City. A lodging facility in the City of Racine is defined as a hotel, motel, bed and breakfast, or rooming house. Operating licenses for these facilities are applied for 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 at the
Environmental Health Division Office. 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 further licenses to be issued. Contact the Environmental Health Division with questions.
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 you must be aware of and follow.
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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