137C.35  Bed and breakfast homes and inns.

This chapter does not apply to bed and breakfast homes as defined in section 137F.1. However, a bed and breakfast home shall have a smoke detector in proper working order in each sleeping room and a fire extinguisher in proper working order on each floor. A bed and breakfast home which does not receive its drinking water from a public water supply shall have its drinking water tested at least annually by the state hygienic laboratory or the local board of health. A violation of this section is punishable as provided in section 137C.28.

A bed and breakfast inn is subject to regulation, licensing, and inspection under this chapter, but separate toilet and lavatory facilities shall not be required for each guest room.

Section History: Recent form

  86 Acts, ch 1041, § 3

  C87, § 170B.20

  87 Acts, ch 202, § 3

  CS87, § 170B.21

  88 Acts, ch 1060, § 1; 90 Acts, ch 1204, § 66

  C91, § 137C.35

  98 Acts, ch 1162, §4, 30

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