We license and inspect over 400 public indoor and outdoor swimming pools and water attractions to make sure they follow state laws and regulations to prevent illness and injury.
To relieve some of the financial burden on our licensed establishments due to COVID-19, we have reverted our license fees back to 2019 rates.
To apply for a license for a new pool or when there is a change of ownership:
Licenses are valid each year from July 1 to June 30. Each license we issue expires on June 30.
Licenses issued after April 1 will be valid until June 30 of the following year. For example: We issue a license on April 1, 2021. The license will expire on June 30, 2022.
Licenses require annual renewal. Notices are mailed to current license holders and payment must be submitted before June 30 of each year.
Prior to construction of a new public swimming pool, plans must be approved by the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services.
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