For Public Pools
The Public Pool Supervision Program was developed under the authority of 16 Delaware Code Section 122. It provides for the adoption of regulations to assure that all public pools, spas and hot tubs meet certain construction, operational, water quality and safety standards. The mission of the program is to assure that all public pools are built according to best engineering practices and are safe for patrons/bathers.
Department: Health and Social Services
Division: Public Health
Office: Community Environmental Health Services
Public pool permits are effective beginning April 15 each calendar year and expire on April 15th of the following year. Plan review is required for construction of new pools on renovations to existing pools. Pool operating permits are not transferable, a change of ownership application is required.
Public Pools/Spas/Hot Tubs: http://dhss.delaware.gov/dhss/dph/hsp/files/odwpubpool.pdf To apply for classification as a private pool, please use this form: http://dhss.delaware.gov/dph/hsp/files/odwpripool.pdf
Licensure renewal forms are sent to the facilities annually, prior to the expiration of the current license. Please contact our office with any questions.
Applicable Rules and Regulations
This search covers most of the frequently requested licenses, certifications, registrations, and filings that the State of Delaware requires. However, this is not a fully exhaustive list of every possible requirement. Please consult with the appropriate state agencies to find out if there are additional requirements you must fulfill.