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WAC 246-360-001

Purpose.

(1) This chapter outlines the minimum public health and safety standards for the licensure and operations of transient accommodations in Washington state.
(2) This chapter applies to facilities offering three or more lodging units to guests for periods of less than thirty days. These facilities include, but are not limited to:
(a) Hotels;
(b) Motels;
(c) Bed and breakfast establishments;
(d) Resorts;
(e) Rustic resorts;
(f) Inns;
(g) Condominiums;
(h) Apartments;
(i) Crisis shelters;
(j) Hostels; and
(k) Retreats.
(3) RCW 70.62.240 requires the board to adopt rules to assure transient accommodations are operated and maintained in a manner consistent with the public's health and safety. RCW 43.70.110 requires the secretary to charge fees for licensure and RCW 43.70.250 requires the cost of business licensing programs to be fully borne by the licensees.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.62 RCW. WSR 04-24-002, § 246-360-001, filed 11/18/04, effective 4/1/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.62.240. WSR 94-23-077, § 246-360-001, filed 11/16/94, effective 12/17/94; WSR 92-02-019 (Order 225B), § 246-360-001, filed 12/23/91, effective 1/23/92. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.20.050. WSR 91-02-051 (Order 124B), recodified as § 246-360-001, filed 12/27/90, effective 1/31/91; WSR 89-11-058 (Order 328), § 248-144-010, filed 5/17/89; Order 71, § 248-144-010, filed 4/11/72.]
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