Bed & Breakfasts
We inspect and license all Dane County bed & breakfasts
All Dane County bed & breakfasts must be licensed and inspected each year. We do this to make sure they meet all requirements of Wisconsin law related to general public health.
You can read our inspection reports for bed & breakfasts. They tell you the conditions we saw at the time of inspection. Reports may not reflect corrective actions the establishment made or the current condition.
What is a bed & breakfast?
A bed & breakfast is an owner-occupied personal residence with up to eight sleeping rooms for rent to visitors. The home must be occupied by the owner at the time of rental, and the only meal served to guests is breakfast. There cannot be more than 20 visitors at one time.
How to Get Your Bed & Breakfast Licensed
Before you can offer rooms to visitors, you must get a bed & breakfast 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.
The licensing year is from July 1 to June 30 of each year. If your license is approved in April, May, or June, the license is valid until the end of the following licensing year, on June 30.