The Department of Health’s Vector Control & Environmental Services Division issues permits and conducts routine inspections of hotels and motels in Allen County. Lodging establishments must meet minimum standards set forth by the Allen County Lodging Establishment Ordinance (effective January 1, 2014) for the health and safety of all visitors and guests. Inspectors ensure that bedding and linens are laundered appropriately, furnishings are in good repair, and that the rooms are free of pests and vermin.
Each establishment is inspected at least once a year and receives a letter grade that must be posted in a visible area to patrons. Hotels and motels are also inspected in response to a complaint.
Below you will find more information on local regulations, permit applications, and other helpful resources.
- Inspecting Your Hotel Room for Bed Bugs (University of Minnesota)
- Stop Bed Bugs in Hotels Safely (NYC Dept. of Health)
- Bed Bug Action Plan for Hotels (Virginia Tech)
- The Bed Bug Registry
For more information, go to our Bed Bugs page.