MO DHSS Lodging Licensing Program: https://health.mo.gov/safety/lodging/pdf/lodgingmanual.pdf
Inspections are unannounced and can take place anytime throughout the year. Inspections are conducted by local public health agency or Department staff. Those establishments meeting the sanitation and safety standards outlined in the lodging rule, 19 CSR 20-3.050, receive an approved inspection report. The owner or manager, needs to keep the inspection report because they will submit the approved inspection report along with the application as part of the licensing process. Re-inspections are conducted as needed on non-compliant establishments. A license will not be issued until the violations are corrected. Owners and the people operating facilities that don’t have a current license are guilty of a Class B misdemeanor. These establishments without a license, whether because they don’t have an approved inspection or they fail to submit the application, fee or the certificate of no tax due; will be referred to county prosecutors for prosecution.