Effective 5/14/2020: All occupational and professional licenses which would have expired in the period after 3/15/2020 have been extended and will remain valid without late fee or penalty until fourteen (14) days following the termination of the Governor of Oklahoma’s COVID-19 emergency executive order. More details here.
Guidance to assist public bathing facilities reopening to the public [versión en español] after restrictions from the Governor’s Executive Order are lifted. Outdoor pools may reopen on April 24th and indoor pools, spas, and hot tubs on May 1st. Please see guidance for recommended restrictions and precautions.
Please check with your local municipality for rules related to reopening, as they may have additional requirements.
Public Bathing Places
This program was created to reduce the incidence of illness and injury in public bathing places. All public bathing places shall be maintained in a sanitary and safe condition, and all owners, managers, operators and other attendants in charge of any public bathing place shall be responsible for the sanitation and safety of such places during the season or seasons when the public bathing place is in use. Staff develop, write and implement rules, provide for review of plans, prepare and issue permits, provide for enforcement of facilities not in compliance, train industry and consumers, track statistical data, and provide technical assistance. Inspection of the facilities is performed by county sanitarians.
How do I . . .?
Understand the Construction or Plan Review Process:
- Apply for a Construction Permit for a Pool and/or Spa
- Extend my Permit for Construction
- Request a Deviation for a Construction Project
- Get Approval on a New Method (not currently in rules)
- Request an Inspection on a Construction Project
Understand the Annual Operating or Licensing Process:
Learn More About . . .
- Applications & Forms
- Daily Log & Tracking Requirements
- Fee Schedule
- Out-of-Service Pools - Annual Securing Fee
- Healthy Swimming Behaviors
- Oklahoma Statute O.S. 63-1-1013
- Facility Standards - Rules & Regulations (O.A.C. 310:315)
- Float Tanks
- Operation Standards - Rules & Regulations (O.A.C. 310:320)
- Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC) [*External site]
- Pool Safely
- Pool Schools / Training
- Public v.s. Private
- Splash Pads
- Top 5 Cited Violations
- Types of Public Bathing Venues
- Virginia Graeme Baker Pool & Spa Safety Act
- ADA Pool Accessibility [*External site]
Effective as of October 1, 2017
Public Bathing Initial
Public Bathing Renewal (annual)
Municipal (pop. < 5000) Initial / Renewal
Click here to review all fee changes in OAC 310:250.
Location and Contact Information
Consumer Health Service
PO Box 268815
Oklahoma City, OK 73126
Oklahoma State Department of Health
Consumer Health Service
1000 N.E. 10th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73117
Phone: (405) 271-5243
Fax: (405) 271-5286