All guests must register their true names and addresses into a registry that must be available to inspectors for current and prior year. Digital registry is acceptable.
One smoke detector per home is required. One smoke detector on each level and in each sleeping room is recommended.
One carbon monoxide detector per home is required if there is an attached garage or fuel-burning device. One carbon monoxide detector on each level is recommended.
Railings on decks, patios, and balconies more than 24” off the ground must be at least 36” tall. Gaps cannot be larger than 4”.
Staircases with more than 3 risers must have securely fastened handrails.
Recommend providing 1 fire extinguisher per house, cabin, or cottage.
Check with your homeowner's insurance to make certain you are completely covered for short-term rental situations. This coverage is not offered by all insurance companies, so making sure you are covered before a loss occurs.
Water & Sewage
Approved public water supply or private wells may be used but must follow NR 812 and comply with yearly DNR testing requirements.
Approved public sewage or private sewage must be in accordance with SPS 382 and SPS 383
Hot and cold water under pressure shall be available
Kept in leak-proof, non-absorbant containers equipped with tight fitting covers.
Container must be cleaned inside and outside regularly.
Appliances and surfaces must be maintained in sanitary condition.
Utensils must be constructed of material that is easily cleanable and durable or single use disposable.
All food and beverage must be disposed of after each guest stay.
Ice machines and/or ice trays must be emptied and cleaned after each guest stay.
Two options are available for cleaning and sanitizing dishes:
Rinse wash and sanitize entire supply of kitchenware after each guest stay
Post utensil language sign to notify guest that the utensils have not been sanitized.