UCHD, Protecting Your Health.

 

Campgrounds

The Union County Health Department inspects public campgrounds annually.  Online inspection reports can be found here.

  • Recreational vehicle (RV) parks, recreation camps (campgrounds), combined park-camps and temporary park-camps in Ohio are regulated under the authority of Chapter 3729 of the Ohio Revised Code (ORC).
  • The resident and day camp rules, ORC 3701-25, provide minimum standards for the construction and sanitary operation of resident and day camps as may be regulated by local health districts within their respective jurisdictions.
  • RV parks and campgrounds are subject to the rules for construction, layout, drainage, sanitation, safety and operation as specified in OAC 3701-26.

 

Definitions of Campgrounds:

Day Camp: means a facility which is being primarily utilized for the purpose of camping, indoor or outdoor activities, and exists on any tract of land together with any buildings or other structures pertinent to its use, but does not require overnight residence. A day camp does not include the following: any university, college, or other education facilities; any facilities used for a single day events.

Resident Camp: means a facility which is being primarily utilized for the purpose of camping, that requires overnight residence, indoor or outdoor activities, and exists on any tract of land together with any buildings or other structures pertinent to its use, but does not require overnight residence. A

Recreational Vehicle (RV) Park: means any tract of land used for parking five or more self-contained recreational vehicles and includes any roadway, building, structure, vehicle, or enclosure used or intended for use as part of the park facilities and any tract of land that is subdivided for lease or other contract of the individual lots for the express or implied purposes of placing self-contained recreational vehicles for recreation, vacation, or business purposes.

Recreation Camp: means any tract of land used for parking five or more portable camping units are placed and include any roadway, building, structure, vehicle, or enclosure used or intended for use as part of the facilities of camp. A tract of land that is subdivided for lease or other contract of the individual lots is a recreation camp if five or more portable camping units are placed on it for recreation, vacation, or business purposes.

Temporary Park-Camp: means any tract of land used for a period not to exceed a total of twenty-one days per calendar year for the purpose of parking five or more recreational vehicles, dependent recreational vehicles, or portable camping units, or any combination thereof, for one or more periods of time that do not exceed seven consecutive days or parts thereof.

Fairgrounds may be used as a campground without a permit only during the agricultural fair week. Any other event would require a temporary camp permit to be obtained by the person in charge. A temporary camp permit can be acquired at the Union County Health department between the hours of 8am and 4pm, Monday through Friday.

The cost is $135. You may print, fill out, and bring icon this form with you when you come to the office.

If you wish to open a permanent, public campground, please contact the Union County Health Department at (937) 642-2053 for more information.