New Construction/Remodeling – Plan Review
Prior to construction, submit plans for new or remodeled establishments along with the Hotel Plan Review Application and $40.00 fee. You may submit these online using the ePlan Review portal. Or, you may submit paper copies and pay the fee to the Inspection Services Division.
Applying for a License
The Environmental Health Program requires a Hotel Permit Application (2020) (2021) and pre-opening inspection for new establishments or whenever there is a change of ownership. The Environmental Health Program may issue additional permits for on-site restaurants, continental breakfasts, swimming pools, and spas.
Submit your Hotel Permit Application (2020) (2021) and $40.00 processing fee made payable to Arlington County Treasurer via mail to the Environmental Health Program at 2110 Washington Blvd., Suite 350, Arlington, VA 22204. You can also pay using a credit card by calling 703-228-7400.
An information update and $40.00 renewal fee are due by January 1 each year.
Hotels and motels are inspected to determine compliance with health and safety laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia, and to initiate enforcement procedures when necessary. See Virginia Sanitary Regulations for Hotels.
For more information on cleaning and disinfecting for norovirus, check out these resources from the Virginia Department of Health:
- Clean-up and Disinfection for Norovirus
- Norovirus Disinfection Recommendations for Facilities Experiencing an Outbreak
Visit the EPA’s website for a list of products effective against norovirus.
For tips on preventing bed bugs while traveling, visit our bed bug page.