Marshall County Health Department Public Facilities Information

To Obtain an Application for a Permitted Facility

If you need a permit to operate a permitted facility, please come to our office at 267 Slickback Road in Benton, Monday thru Friday from 7:30 am to 9:30 am.  There is a two page application process and it must be filled out in our office.  Ask for Missy Gore or one of the Environmentalists for assistance.  If the times listed above are not convenient for your schedule, please call 270-252-2719 and we will gladly work with you. 

The Public Facilities Program strives to prevent disease outbreaks and promote personal safety by inspecting permitted facilities such as swimming pools, recreational swimming areas, hotels, mobile home/RV parks, sewage disposal systems, septic tank cleaning vehicles, youth camps, tanning facilities, tattoo studios, ear and body piercing facilities.

Aquatic Facilities

Through inspection and bacteriological analysis of recreational waters, the public facilities program strives to protect the public from recreational water illness (RWI). RWI’s are spread by swallowing, breathing, or having contact with contaminated water from swimming pools, spas, splash pads, and other recreational water features. Recreational water can become contaminated with microscopic organisms such as bacteria, viruses, or protozoa directly from patrons or from other environmental sources (air, soil, water, animals). The most common casual affects of illness associated with aquatic facilities are: Cryptosporidium, Giardia, Escherichia coli, Norovirus, Adenovirus and Hepatitis A.

Marshall County has approximately 30 pools, spas, beaches, and other recreational water facilities. These facilities are owned and operated by clubs, camps, parks, hotels or other similar entities. The Public Facilities Program works to prevent recreational water illnesses and injury at all facilities/areas through required operator certification and regulatory enforcement. All aquatic facilities/areas are inspected and monitored monthly to ensure water quality.

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Hotel/Motel Program

Marshall County has approximately 35 hotels and motels that are inspected a minimum of once per year.

Hotel and Motel Facilities

Boarding Homes Program

The Boarding Home Law (KRS 216B.300 thru 216B.320 and 216B.990) and the Boarding Home Regulation (902 KAR 20:350), requires registration of any home, facility, institution, lodging, or other establishment, however named, which accommodates three or more adults not related by blood or marriage to the owner, operator, or manager, and which offers or holds itself out to offer room and board on a twenty-four (24) hour basis for hire or compensation. 

The Food Safety Branch provides regulatory oversight for Boarding Homes. The annual registration fee for a Boarding Home is $100.  Individuals wishing to make application to operate a Boarding Home may contact the Food Safety Branch at 502-564-7181.

Kentucky Boarding Home Regulation

Mobile Home/Recreational Vehicle Park Program

Marshall County has approximately 54 mobile home and RV parks which are inspected a minimum of once per year.

Mobile Home and Recreational Vehicles

Plan submission process

Three sets of plumbing plans and three plan application forms shall be submitted to the local health department. Note: four sets of plans must be submitted if the water source is private or if the community is located in a flood plain.

The local health department reviews the plans and forwards approved plans to the Department of Housing, Buildings and Construction (DHBC) for further approval.

Fees for plan review are $50.00 with an additional fee of $25.00 for plans with a weight greater than 5 lbs.

Approved plans are returned to the local health department with an approval letter. Plans that are not approved are returned to the local health department with a deficiency letter.

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Marshall County has approximately 13 schools which are regulated and inspected a minimum of twice per academic year.

Youth Camps

Marshall County has approximately 7 youth camps that are regulated and inspected a minimum of once per operational season.


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Page last updated 3-5-2024