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Health Department





Get licensing information for campgrounds.



We inspect and license all La Crosse County campgrounds

All La Crosse County campgrounds must be licensed and inspected each year.  We do this to make sure they meet all the requirements of Wisconsin law related to general public health.


How to get your campground licensed

Before you can offer campground sites to the public, you must get a campground license from us.  We must do a pre-inspection before your new license can be approved.  We must do a health inspection once every licensing year to make sure you are in compliance with the law.


Step 1:  Local municipality, building safety, zoning, and taxes

  • Find out if you meet zoning conditions
  • Get a Wisconsin seller’s permit
  • Check with your municipality for any additional requirements

Step 2:  To apply for a license, complete a Campground Plan Review Application and also a Permit License Application and submit those documents with the appropriate fees to the La Crosse County Health Department.   


Step 3:  Once you have submitted your plan review and it has been approved, and you have submitted your application and paid your fees, contact us to schedule a pre-licensing inspection.


Step 4:  Once the plan review and application have been submitted, fees are paid, and pre-licensing inspection is completed, a permit will be issued.  Your license must be approved before you can provide campsites to the public.


If you have any questions, call us at 608-785-9771 or email us at [email protected].



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Health Department Office Location
2nd Floor, 300 4th St. N.
La Crosse, WI 54601

Main Business Phone: 608-785-9872
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