Lodging permits and inspections
The Environmental Public Health Program also provides inspections and permits for lodging establishments in Kansas City, Missouri.
According to the city’s ordinance, a “lodging establishment means any building, group of buildings, structure, establishment, place, or places of business where eight (8) or more guest rooms are provided, which is owned, maintained, or operated by any person and which is kept, used, maintained, advertised or held out to the public for hire which can be construed to be a hotel, motel, motor hotel, apartment hotel, tourist court, resort, cabin, tourist home, bunkhouse, dormitory, or other similar place by whatever name called, and includes all such accommodations operated for hire as lodging establishments for either transient guests, permanent guests, or for both transient and permanent guests.”
Lodging establishments receive at least one routine, unannounced inspection a year, in addition to any complaint inspections or needed reinspections. If you have a concern or complaint about the safety or sanitation of a lodging establishment in Kansas City, Missouri, please contact the Action Center by calling 311 or 816-513-1313.
Important documentation for lodging establishments:
Permit and inspection fees may now be paid online!
Environmental Public Health Program
2400 Troost Ave., Suite 3200
Kansas City, MO 64108
Office hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.