Campgrounds in Ohio are regulated under the authority of Chapter 3729 of the Ohio Revised Code (ORC) and Chapter 3701-26 of the Ohio Administrative Code (OAC).

These rules were created to establish minimum standards, applicable throughout Ohio, for the design, installation, operation, and maintenance of these facilities to protect the public from injury, minimize the potential for disease transmission, and provide a safe and healthy recreational environment.

What is an RV/Campground?

Collectively, campgrounds include any:

  • Recreation camp
  • Recreational vehicle (RV) park
  • Combined park-camp
  • Temporary campground

Our inspectors will routinely inspect all RV/Campgrounds (while open to the public) paying particular attention to grey/black water discharge, capacity limitations, sanitation, and the maintenance of the overall facility.

Click Here for Lucas County Campground Facility Inspections

The most up-to-date campground facility inspections are available through our website. You can search for any facilities licensed by the Toledo-Lucas County Health Department.

Please contact our office at 419-213-4100 ext. 4.


TEMPORARY CAMPGROUND: Application for Plan Review and License to Operate

Temporary Campground Facts & Guidelines

A temporary campground is defined as any tract of land used for a period not to exceed a total of twenty-one days per calendar year to park 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.

If you plan to operate a temporary campground for a festival or other event, you are required to submit a temporary campground application and a $100 license fee. These items need to be submitted to the Toledo-Lucas County Health Department at least 15 days before the planned start of camping at the event.