Swimming Pools and Spas


Public Pools and Spas are required to have a permit.


Current fee and Workmen's Compensation Insurance Certificate must accompany the application before inspection can be scheduled. Renewal applications are sent out in April or May.


All pools requiring a permit to operate must have a "PRE-OPENING" inspection before renewal permits are issued.


Proposed projects will require the Maryland Department of Health and local Environmental Health Department approval before applying for the pool permit.

Contact the Maryland Department of Health at 410-767-8423 and our local Environmental Health Department at

410-479-8045 to schedule an appointment with an Environmental Health Specialist.

If you are proposing a pool for private use only on a property that is served by a private well and/or septic system, a Water/Sewer Verification must be completed before the pool permit will be processed.

The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) prohibits discrimination in the delivery of services on the basis of race, sex, age, color, national origin, ancestry, creed, religion or belief, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic testing, and mental and/or physical disability.


See MDH service-nondiscrimination policy 01.02.01 which can be found at http://dhmh.maryland.gov/Pages/op02.aspx.

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