The Seneca County Department of Health enforces laws and regulations which protect the health and safety of community members.
Seneca County’s Temporary Residence and Campground Program monitors the fire safety, water quality, food service, aquatic safety, structural and operational concerns for hotels, motels, and campgrounds. All operations are inspected annually to ensure compliance with the NYS Sanitary Code Part 7.
Temporary Residences: Hotels, Motels, Lodges, Cabin Colonies
Temporary residences are regulated by the New York State Sanitary code, Subpart 7-1. All temporary residences which operate in excess of 180 consecutive days in a calendar year and maintained for occupancy by 11 or more people, are under the jurisdiction of the health department and require an annual operating permit.
Campgrounds are regulated by the New York State Sanitary Code, Subpart 7-3. All campgrounds with five or more camping sites and that operate 60 or more hours per year are under the jurisdiction of the Health Department and require an annual operating permit.
Regular inspections are performed by Health Department inspectors to check for such items as site spacing, drinking water safety, general sanitation, sewage and garbage disposal and fire safety.