Before opening a new or extensively remodeled lodging facility (hotel, Bed & Breakfast, Campground, Summer Camp), the lodging operator must obtain a lodging permit from the Henrico County Health Department. Effective July 1, 2011, there is a $40.00 fee for this permit, which will be issued when the facility is complete and in compliance with the Virginia Department of Health Lodging Regulations. To help you avoid any last minute frustrations, the Henrico County Health Department conducts a thorough plan review for which there is a $40.00 fee.

Lodging Plan Review

Our Lodging Plan Review checklist will assist you in gaining compliance with the Virginia Department of Health Lodging Regulations. We suggest that you review this information as it applies to your planned lodging operation. The information entered on the plan review form must correspond directly with the plans submitted for the Health Department review. We suggest that you attend a plan review conference prior to final review of your plans. Please contact the Health department at (804) 501-4529 for additional information or to schedule an appointment. The cost of the Lodging Plan Review is $40.00.

Lodging Permit Application

A completed Lodging Permit Application (PDF) must be returned to the Henrico Health Department by mail or in person along
with payment of $40.00.

Our physical address is:

Henrico County Health Department
8600 Dixon Powers Drive
Henrico, VA 23228

Our mailing address is:

Henrico County Health Department
P. O. Box 90775
Henrico, VA 23273-0775

Other Licenses Needed

Please understand that in addition to the Health Department’s regulations and review you must also comply with all relevant building codes and obtain a Certificate of Occupancy and a Business License (PDF).


Lodging Plan Review (PDF)

Lodging Permit Application (PDF)

Business License Application (PDF)


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