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 in order to protect the public from injury, minimize the potential for disease transmission, and provide a safe and healthy recreational environment.

What is a RV/Campground?

Collectively, campgrounds include any:

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

Our inspectors will routinely inspect all RV/Campground (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 are able to search for any facilities licensed by the Toledo-Lucas County Health Department.

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


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 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.

If you plan to operate a temporary campground for a festival or other event you are required to submit the following temporary campground application and $100 license fee a minimum of 15 days prior to the planned start of camping at the event to the Toledo-Lucas County Health Department.

TEMPORARY CAMPGROUND: Application for Plan Review and License to Operate