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Public Bathing Place Inspections

  • Construction Inspections
  • Routine Inspections
  • Enforcement Inspections

Construction Inspections

  • Minor Modifications – prior to filling the pool with water following completion of the update, the Department must complete a final inspection and approve the minor modification updates.
  • Pipe &/or Steel Inspections – prior to covering up pipe and/or steel construction, the Department must be scheduled to complete an inspection.
  • Final Inspection – once all construction is complete and the pool water is balanced, a written request must be submitted for a final inspection.

Please note, it is recommended to request inspections at least one (1) to two (2) weeks in advance as the inspector schedule may fill up depending on the time of year.

Requests for inspection may be made directly to the assigned Department inspector that approved the original permit, or an email may be sent to

Once the facility is approved during the final inspection, the inspector will issue a license application.  Payment must be made within four (4) days to the State Department of Health.

Routine Inspections

Routine inspections are conducted unannounced by county health department inspectors.  The number of inspections per year is dependent on the type of public bathing place:

  • Seasonal – typically outdoor pools only operate around the April – September swim season
    • Conducted two times per year during the swim season
  • Year Round – typically indoor pools operated year round
    • Conducted four times per year throughout the year

Enforcement Inspections

In the event multiple violations are identified during a routine inspection and are not corrected timely, the Department may enact the enforcement process.  Upon notification, an unannounced inspection will occur typically around 15 days after the notice of enforcement has been received.  This timeframe following the notice is an opportunity to correct any noted violations.

Location and Contact Information

Mailing Address:
Consumer Health Service
PO Box 268815                  
Oklahoma City, OK 73126 

Physical Location:
Oklahoma State Department of Health
Consumer Health Service
1000 N.E. 10th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73117

Contact Information:
Phone: (405) 271-5243
Fax:     (405) 271-5286

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