Bed & Breakfast

Bed & Breakfast Requirements

Once your application for a Bed and Breakfast has been received from the Planning Department, The Health Department will require the following documents in order to process your application promptly:

  • The septic tank must have been inspected and pumped (if necessary) within the last three years. An inspection or “Pumper’s Report” certifying the tank and results of the flow test on the leachfield are required by a Certified Septic Pumper (PDF). Please note the approved occupancy number will be based on the design capacity of your septic system. New septic systems installed within the last three years "that are in working order" are exempt from testing requirements, as are Homes that are on Public Sewer Systems.
  • Drinking water analysis as listed on the Water Quality Monitoring Schedule (PDF) is required. Please note the required frequencies for testing before submitting results to ensure the tests have not expired. Here is a partial list of Certified Water Testing Laboratories (PDF). Homes that are on Public Water systems are exempt.
  • You will also need to submit a Food/Bar Facility Permit to Operate Application (PDF) and a set of plans to this department along with a plan check fee of $114 for inspection of your kitchen prior to operation. Once the application and a process has been completed you will receive an invoice for your annual permit. If you will be preparing food this fee will be $228 annually (January to December), if you serve pre-packaged food your fee will be $171 annually (January to December).

Guide

View an overview of all requirements from the Environmental Health Department:
Bed and Breakfast Operators Guide (PDF)

More Information

If you have questions or need assistance regarding these requirements, please contact Mariposa County Environmental Health at 209-966-2220.

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