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).

audio icon Listen: July 8, 2015 - Marty Thompson - Health Department - Pool Safety (21:58)
(What the Health Department does to keep pools safe and safety tips for pool-goers) ||

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

  • Information about the pool operator's certificate 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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  • Main Phone: 703-246-2444
  • Fax: 703-653-9448
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