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.
- Permits are issued annually for the lodging facility. Additional permits may be issued for on-site restaurants, continental breakfasts, swimming pools and spas.
- A health permit is required for new tourist establishments or whenever there is a change of ownership, and the permit must be renewed annually.
An application processing fee of $40 made payable to Arlington County Treasurer must accompany the application and should be mailed or delivered to the Environmental Health Office at 2110 Washington Blvd, Suite 350, Arlington, Virginia 22204. Applications are available from the Environmental Health Office, or you may download the application.