Register June 2016 No. 726
Chapter ATCP 73
BED AND BREAKFAST ESTABLISHMENTS
ATCP 73.01   Authority and purpose.
ATCP 73.02   Scope.
ATCP 73.03   Definitions.
ATCP 73.04   Permits.
ATCP 73.05   Department fees.
ATCP 73.06   Enforcement.
ATCP 73.07   Suspension or revocation of permit.
ATCP 73.08   Appeals of actions by the department.
ATCP 73.09   Appeals of actions by agent health departments.
ATCP 73.10   Water supply and waste disposal.
ATCP 73.11   Toilet, handwashing and bathing facilities.
ATCP 73.12   Furnishings, equipment and utensils.
ATCP 73.13   Food.
ATCP 73.14   Building safety.
ATCP 73.145   Carbon monoxide detectors.
ATCP 73.15   Maintenance.
Ch. ATCP 73 Note Note: Chapter HSS 197 was renumbered chapter HFS 197 under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 1., Stats., corrections made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 6. and 7., Stats., Register, January, 1997, No. 493. Chapter HFS 197 was renumbered chapter DHS 197 effective February 1, 2009, and corrections made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register January 2009 No. 637. Chapter DHS 197 was renumbered chapter ATCP 73 under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 1., Stats., Register June 2016 No. 726.
Ch. ATCP 73 Note Note: Effective 7-1-16, 2015 Wis. Act 55 amended the word “permit" in ch. 254, stats., to become “license" in ch. 97, stats., and all references in this chapter to “permit" mean “license" for the purpose of licensing, regulation, and enforcement of this chapter by the department.
ATCP 73.01 ATCP 73.01Authority and purpose. Section 97.625, Stats., gives the department authority to prescribe rules for bed and breakfast establishments and to enforce these rules for the purpose of protecting public health and safety.
ATCP 73.01 History History: Cr. Register, June, 1985, No. 354, eff. 7-1-85; correction made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 7., Stats., Register, January, 1995, No. 469; CR 08-073: renum. from HFS 197.01 Register January 2009 No. 637, eff. 2-1-09; renum. from DHS 197.01 Register June 2016 No. 726; correction made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register June 2016 No. 726.
ATCP 73.02 ATCP 73.02Scope.
ATCP 73.02(1) (1)Applicability. The provisions of this chapter apply to the operator of any bed and breakfast establishment.
ATCP 73.02(2) (2)Approved comparable compliance. When it appears to the department that strict adherence to a provision of this chapter is impractical for a particular bed and breakfast establishment, the department may approve a modification in that rule for that facility if the department is provided with satisfactory proof that the grant of a variance will not jeopardize the public's health, safety, or welfare.
ATCP 73.02 History History: Cr. Register, June, 1985, No. 354, eff. 7-1-85; CR 08-073: renum. from HFS 197.02 Register January 2009 No. 637, eff. 2-1-09; renum. from DHS 197.02 Register June 2016 No. 726.
ATCP 73.03 ATCP 73.03Definitions. In this chapter:
ATCP 73.03(1) (1) “Agent" means the city or county designated by the department to issue permits to and make investigations or inspections of bed and breakfast establishments.
ATCP 73.03(2) (2) “Approved" means acceptable to the department, based on its determination of conformance to this chapter and good public health practices.
ATCP 73.03(3) (3) “Bed and breakfast establishment" means any place of lodging that provides 8 or fewer rooms for rent to no more than a total of 20 tourists or other transients for more than 10 nights in a 12-month period, is the owner's personal residence, is occupied by the owner at the time of rental, and in which the only meal served to guests is breakfast.
ATCP 73.03(4) (4) “Department" means the department of agriculture, trade and consumer protection.
ATCP 73.03(5) (5) “Furnishings" means, in connection with the operation of a bed and breakfast establishment, linens, beds, bedding, chairs, tables, shelves, drapes, carpeting, curtains, decorations, fixtures, and similar items provided in the sleeping rooms and common areas of the facility.
ATCP 73.03(6) (6) “Potentially hazardous food" means any food that consists in whole or in part of milk or milk products, eggs, meat, poultry, fish, shellfish, edible crustacea, or other ingredients, including synthetic ingredients, in a form capable of supporting rapid and progressive growth of infectious or toxigenic microorganisms. “Potentially hazardous food" does not include clean, whole, uncracked, and odor-free shell eggs or foods which have a pH level of 4.6 or below or a water activity (aw) value of 0.85 or less.
ATCP 73.03(7) (7) “Premises means the tract of land on which the bed and breakfast establishment is located.
ATCP 73.03(7m) (7m) “Tourist or transient" means a person who travels to a location away from his or her permanent address for a short period of time for vacation, pleasure, recreation, culture, business, or employment.
ATCP 73.03(8) (8) “Utensil" means any kitchenware, tableware, glassware, cutlery, container, or similar item with which food or drink comes in contact during storage, preparation or serving.
ATCP 73.03 History History: Cr. Register, June, 1985, No. 354, eff. 7-1-85; am. (3), cr. (7m), Register, November, 1986, No. 371, eff. 12-1-86; CR 08-073: renum. from HFS 197.03 and am. (4) Register January 2009 No. 637, eff. 2-1-09; renum. from DHS 197.03 Register June 2016 No. 726; correction in (4) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 6., Stats., Register June 2016 No. 726.
ATCP 73.04 ATCP 73.04Permits.
ATCP 73.04(1) (1)Permit required.
ATCP 73.04(1)(a)(a) No bed and breakfast establishment may be opened to the public until the operator of the bed and breakfast establishment has obtained a permit from the department or its agent by submitting an application under sub. (4) and paying the applicable fee specified in s. ATCP 73.05. A separate permit is required for each bed and breakfast establishment.
ATCP 73.04(1)(b) (b) A new initial permit is required if a permit holder sells or otherwise transfers ownership or operation of a bed and breakfast establishment to another person, except as provided in sub. (3).
ATCP 73.04(2) (2)Permit duration and renewal.
ATCP 73.04(2)(a)(a) Each permit issued under this chapter expires on June 30, except that a permit initially issued during the period beginning on April 1 and ending on June 30 expires on June 30 of the following year.
ATCP 73.04(2)(b) (b) Each permit shall be renewed annually as provided in sub. (4) (b).
ATCP 73.04(3) (3)Transferability of permits. An individual may transfer a permit to an immediate family member, as defined in s. 97.605 (4) (a) 2., Stats., if the individual is transferring operation of the bed and breakfast establishment. A sole proprietorship that reorganizes as a business entity, as defined in s. 179.70 (1), Stats., or a business entity that reorganizes as a sole proprietorship or a different type of business entity may transfer a permit to the newly formed business entity or sole proprietorship if the bed and breakfast establishment remains at the location for which the permit was issued and at least one individual who had an ownership interest in the sole proprietorship or business entity to which the permit was issued has an ownership interest in the newly formed sole proprietorship or business entity. Except as provided in this subsection, no permit issued under this chapter is transferable from one premise to another or from one person or entity to another.
ATCP 73.04 Note Note: Under s. 97.605 (4) (a) 2., Stats., “Immediate family member" means a spouse, grandparent, parent, sibling, child, stepchild, or grandchild or the spouse of a grandparent, parent, sibling, child, stepchild, or grandchild. Under ss. 97.605 (4) (a) 1. and 179.70 (1), Stats., a “business entity" means: a corporation, as defined in s. 180.0103 (5), Stats., a limited liability company, as defined in s. 183.0102 (10), Stats., a limited partnership, or a corporation, as defined in s. 181.0103 (5), Stats., a foreign limited liability company, as defined in s. 183.0102 (8), Stats., a foreign limited partnership, a foreign corporation, as defined in s. 180.0103 (9), Stats., or a foreign corporation, as defined in s. 181.0103 (13), Stats.
ATCP 73.04(4) (4)Permit application.
ATCP 73.04(4)(a)(a) Initial permit. Application for an initial or new permit shall be made on an application form furnished by the department or its agent and shall be accompanied by all of the following:
ATCP 73.04(4)(a)1. 1. The applicable fees specified under s. ATCP 73.05 and any fees previously due to the department or its agent.
ATCP 73.04(4)(a)2. 2. Documentation that the department of safety and professional services has approved plans and specifications for the bed and breakfast, if required.
ATCP 73.04(4)(a)3. 3. Information, as determined by the department or its agent, indicating that the bed and breakfast establishment will be maintained and operated in compliance with applicable federal and state laws and that rules have been implemented for the operation of the bed and breakfast establishment that will protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public.
ATCP 73.04 Note Note: To obtain a copy of the a bed and breakfast establishment operator license application form, or to determine which agent to contact for an application form, call (608) 224-4923 or send an e-mail to datcpdfslicensing@wi.gov.
ATCP 73.04(4)(b) (b) Renewal permit. To renew the permit of the bed and breakfast establishment, the operator shall pay the department, the applicable establishment permit fee specified under s. ATCP 73.05 before the permit expires. If the payment to renew the permit of a bread and breakfast establishment is not made to the department before the expiration date of the establishment permit, the late fee specified under s. ATCP 73.05 shall be paid in addition to the permit fee.
ATCP 73.04 Note Note: Local health departments that are agents for the department have authority under s. 97.615 (2) (d), Stats., to establish and collect fees for permits issued by the local health department. If your establishment was permitted by a local health department, contact the local health department for its permit fee schedule.
ATCP 73.04(5) (5)Department action on permit application.
ATCP 73.04(5)(a)(a) The department or its agent shall issue or deny a permit within 30 days after receiving a complete application, all applicable fees, and the other information required under sub. (4).
ATCP 73.04(5)(b) (b) Except as provided in s. 93.135, Stats., the initial issuance, renewal, or continued validity of a permit issued under this subsection may be conditioned upon the requirement that the permit holder correct a violation of this chapter, ss. 97.603 to 97.65, Stats., or ordinances adopted under s. 97.615 (2) (g), Stats., within a period of time specified. If the condition is not met within the specified time or after an extension of time as approved by the department, the permit is void. No person may operate a bed and breakfast establishment after a permit has been voided under this paragraph, and any person who does so shall be subject to the penalties under ss. 97.72 and 97.73, Stats. An owner whose permit is voided under this paragraph may appeal the decision under s. ATCP 73.08.
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