Health Services

Temporary Residences

The Temporary Residence Unit regulates temporary residences such as hotels and motels, cottage colonies, children's overnight, day and travel camps, campgrounds, migrant farmworker housing and mobile home parks. In addition to routine inspection, operators of these facilities are required to obtain operating permits from this office. The permit to operate must be displayed in a conspicuous place on the premises. Also, plans for the construction of new facilities or alterations of existing facilities shall be submitted to the Unit for review and approval prior to the commencement of such work.

Hotels, Motels and Cottage Colonies

Hotels, motels and cottage colonies are inspected for compliance under the provisions of State Sanitary Code, Subpart 7-1 Temporary Residences. Temporary Residences are facilities maintained primarily for overnight occupancy by 10 or more people but are not intended to be occupied by the same persons in excess of 180 consecutive days. Hotels, motels and cottage colonies must meet not only sanitary requirements, but also must adhere to strict fire safety provisions. The Unit shares this responsibility with local building and fire code officials. A swimming pool, spa pool or bathing beach operated as a part of a temporary residence shall be included under the permit and shall be maintained and operated so as to comply with the provisions of State Sanitary Code, Part 6 –1 Swimming Pools and State Sanitary Code, Part 6 –2 Bathing Beaches.

State Sanitary Code, Subpart 7-1 Temporary Residences
State Sanitary Code, Part 6 –1 Swimming Pools
State Sanitary Code, Part 6 –2 Bathing Beaches

Other Links
Suffolk County Swimming Pool and Bathing Beach Site
New York State, Department of State, Division of Code Enforcement and Administration
New York State, Department of State, Office of Fire Prevention and Control
Hotel Fire Safety
Bed Bugs

Enforcement and Administration

Enforcement and Administration Enforcement and Administration Enforcement and Administration Hotels, motels and cottage colonies are inspected for compliance under the provisions of State Sanitary Code, Subpart 7-1 Temporary Residences. Temporary Residences are facilities maintained primarily for overnight occupancy by 10 or more people but are not intended to be occupied by the same persons in excess of 180 consecutive days. Hotels, motels and cottage colonies must meet not only sanitary requirements, but also must adhere to strict fire safety provisions. The Unit shares this responsibility with local building and fire code officials. A swimming pool, spa pool or bathing beach operated as a part of a temporary residence shall be included under the permit and shall be maintained and operated so as to comply with the provisions of State Sanitary Code, Part 6 –1 Swimming Pools and State Sanitary Code, Part 6 –2 Bathing Beaches.

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Migrant Farmworker Housing

Migrant farmworker housing are inspected for compliance with the provisions of State Sanitary Code, Part 15 Migrant Farmworker Housing. Frequent inspections focus on the housing condition, which includes adequacy of living space, fire protection, water supplies, sewage disposal systems and food preparation.

Part 15 - Migrant Farmworker Housing

Other Links
U.S. Department of Labor, Employment Standards Administration Wage and Hour Division Migrant farmworker housing are inspected for compliance with the provisions of State Sanitary Code, Part 15 Migrant Farmworker Housing. Frequent inspections focus on the housing condition, which includes adequacy of living space, fire protection, water supplies, sewage disposal systems and food preparation.

 

Mobile Home Parks

We enforce the rules and laws governing mobile home parks set forth in the New York State Sanitary Code Part 17 - Mobile Home Parks. A mobile home park is any tract of land upon which five or more mobile or manufactured homes are located. In addition to a permit requirement, the parks are subject to annual inspection and complaint response. For the most part, water supply, general sanitation and sewage issues are considered, as are several fire safety concerns.

New York State Sanitary Code Part 17- Mobile Home Parks

Other Links
New York State, Department of State, Division of Code Enforcement and Administration

How do I reach the Temporary Residence Unit?
Contact the Department at the address above or call (631) 852-5900.

How do I register a complaint with the Temporary Residence Unit?
Contact the Department by e-mail at scdhsweb@suffolkcountyny.gov, at 360 Yaphank Ave, Suite 2A, Yaphank, NY 11980, or call (631) 852-5900.