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Virginia Department of Health
State Board of Health
Sanitary Regulations for Hotels [12 VAC 5 ‑ 431]
Guidance Documents
Chapter Information
Description The regulations protect public health by providing effective standards applicable to hotels addressing food preparation and handling, physical plant sanitation, the provision, storage, and cleansing of linens and towels, general housekeeping and maintenance practices, approved water supply and sewage disposal, vector and pest control, swimming pools, saunas, and other similar facilities, and ice machines and dispensers of perishable food items, along with appropriate provisions for obtaining a license.
State Authority Section 35.1-11 and Section 35.1-13
Federal Authority None entered
Exempt from APA No, changes to this chapter are subject to the Administrative Process Act.
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation None entered

Contact Information
Name / Title: Julie Henderson  / Director/Division of Food and Gen Env Services
109 Governor St.
Richmond, AK 23219
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)864-7455    FAX: (804)864-7475    TDD: (800)828-1120
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Amend regulation as required by ยง 35.1-15.1. Required human trafficking training.
Action is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 02/01/2023.

Periodic Reviews
Last Activity Status
10/19/2022 Agency Completed Amend
9/22/2017 Agency Completed Retain As Is
5/17/2013 Agency Completed Retain As Is
1/16/2008 Agency Completed Retain As Is