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Tourist Facilities

This page covers the tourist facility program including traveler’s accommodations, hostels, organization camps, recreational parks, and outdoor mass gatherings.

Washington County Environmental Health licenses and inspects all tourist facilities in the county to protect the health and safety of the public. Inspections include evaluation of the facility's water supply, sewage disposal, plumbing, toilet facilities, garbage 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.

Travelers' Accommodations (OAR 333-029) - Establishment (not a hostel) that 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 Gatherings (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.

Online Services

Sign up or log in to pay your license fee online, or file a complaint against a licensed facility.

General Forms

- License expires December 31 of the year issued

Forms and Information for Organizational Camps

  • A protocol for training of the treatment of severe allergic reaction.
  • A training protocol for Emergency Glucagon Providers.
Glucagon Training Packet (PDF 121.51 KB)
  • This form must be completed for every serious accident, those requiring offsite treatment, or any fatality involving an organizational camp program.
  • Suggested list for Standard Summer Organizational Camps.

General Educational Resources

  • Informational brochure prepared by the CDC.
Bats and Summer Camp (PDF 696.65 KB)
  • Bed Bug Information | Informational Fact Sheet prepared by the Oregon Health Association.
Bed Bug Hotel (PDF 250.65 KB)

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