Swimming Pool Code, Operator's Certificate and Water Recreation Facilities Permit


The Fairfax County Health Department inspects hundreds of public and community pool facilities annually and issues Water Recreational Facilities Permits (pool permits).

small pool icon Pool Owners & Managers: Code and Permits

  • Apply for a first-time Water Recreational Facilities Permit in person, by fax or by email.
  • Renew your existing permit online
  • Fee schedule
  • Links to code, ordinances and other useful information for people in the pool industry


small pool icon Pool Operator's Certificate and Exam

  • Information about the pool operator's exam in Fairfax County and the cities of Fairfax and Falls Church


small pool icon Residential Pools, Spas & Hot Tubs
The Fairfax County Health Department does not issue permits or inspect private residential pools, spas and hot tubs. Please visit the Department of Public Works and Environmental Services (DPWES) web pages for more information about permits for residential pools, including:

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