Campground / RV Parks

The Ashtabula County Health Department conducts a Park/ Campground Program which is state mandated under the Ohio Revised Code Section 3733. The rules for this program are prescribed under the Ohio Administrative Code Chapter 3701-25.


A “recreational vehicle park” is defined as a tract of land used for parking five or more self contained recreational vehicles. These vehicles can operate independent of connections to sewer and water and have plumbing fixtures or appliances that are connected to sewage holding tanks located within the vehicle.

A “recreation camp” is defined as a tract of land upon which five or more portable camping units are placed. These units include dependent recreational vehicles, tents, and portable sleeping equipment used for travel, recreation, or vacation purposes.

A “combined park-camp” is defined as any tract of land used for parking five or more self contained recreational vehicles or portable camping units that are used for recreation or vacation purposes.

A “temporary park-camp” is defined as a 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, but not more than seventy-five, recreational vehicles, dependent recreational vehicles, or portable camping unit, or any combination thereof, for one or more periods of time that do not exceed seven consecutive days.

Inspection and Fees

Inspections of these locations must be conducted at least once per year and are typically concerned with sanitary facilities, water protection, solid waste disposal, lot size, spacing, fire protection, safety, and nuisance abatement.   Licenses for these locations are valid until May 1st of each year.   The license fee is determined by the number of sites in the park;

0-50 Lots     FEE – $222.00   LATE FEE – $250.00

51 Sites or More  FEE – $222.00 + $1.00 for each additional site   LATE FEE – 25% of the Local Health Department (LHD) portion of the fee.

Inspections and Fees for Temporary Camp/Park

Plans should be submitted to the Health Department at least fifteen days prior to the event. These sites should be licensed at least seven days prior to the event.
    Fees             $60.00
These inspections address similar concerns as in the other sites described above and are conducted before the even begins and then again during the even as necessary.
For more information please contact the Ashtabula County Health Department at (440) 576 – 6010 option 3.