Lodging Establishments

Bed and Breakfast Guidelines
A Bed and Breakfast (B&B) operation is defined as a lodging establishment with overnight accommodations for 10 or fewer guests and which prepares and serves a full breakfast to overnight guests only.
Before licensure by this office the following requirements must be met:
  • Zoning approval for the operation must be demonstrated to this office. This includes approval of the septic system and water supply.
  • State and local fire and building codes and their provisions must be complied with.
  • License application and license fee must be returned to this office.
  • Domestic kitchen equipment are allowed as long as there are no more than 10 guests use your facility at any o1 time. The facility is licensed to serve breakfast only.
  • A final site inspection must take place before a license is issued.
Self-Service Waffle Making Services
It has come to our attention that a number of lodging establishments are or are planning to provide a self-service waffle making operation as part of their breakfast service. If your establishment is providing this service, or if you are planning to provide this service, you must contact the Brown-Nicollet Environmental Health (BNEH) office. The following provisions must be complied with if you are providing self-service waffles:
  • Appropriate hand washing and utensil washing facilities and equipment must be in place.
  • Unless documentation is provided that the waffle batter is not potentially hazardous, the operator must follow the requirements of the food code for using time as a public health control and have the required refrigeration for holding potentially hazardous food if any batter is to be mixed and then refrigerated.
  • The facility must employ a Certified Food Manager. These classes are offered by the BNEH office.
If these provisions are not met, you must stop providing self-service waffles. We are available to answer any questions at 507-934-4140.