15A NCAC 18A .1830       PUBLIC DISPLAY OF GRADE CARD

(a)  Upon initial inspection of a lodging establishment or if a renovation or other change in the establishment makes the grade card not visible, the regulatory authority shall designate the location for posting the grade card. The grade card shall be located in a conspicuous place where it may be readily observed by the public upon entering the lodging establishment. If the person in charge of the lodging establishment objects to the location designated by the regulatory authority, the grade card may be posted in another location that meets the criteria of this Rule if agreed upon by the person in charge and the regulatory authority.

(b)  When an inspection of a lodging establishment is made, the regulatory authority shall remove the existing grade card, issue a new grade card, and post the new grade card in the same location where the grade card was previously posted as long as that location remains conspicuous. The person in charge of the lodging establishment shall keep the grade card posted at the designated location at all times. The grade card may be posted in another location that meets the criteria of this Rule if agreed upon by the person in charge and the regulatory authority.

(c)  The grade card issued by the Department shall be posted. The posted grade card shall be black on a white background. The alphabetical and numerical rating shall be 1.5 inches in height.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 130A-4; 130A-6; 130A-248; 130A-249;

Eff. October 1, 2017.