Public Pool and Spa Information


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The Health Department licenses all swimming pool operators in Howard County. If you intend to operate a public or semi-public swimming pool, you must have passed a recognized and approved pool operator course. In addition you must submit a Howard County Pool Operator Application. The fee is $11 for a new card, or $5 for a replacement card. Complete instructions are included in the application.


COVID-19 Pool Guidance


Residential Pool Safety


Pool Construction Information

Please contact the Community Hygiene Program at 410-313-1773.


Pool Regulations

What regulations apply to public or semi-public swimming pools in Howard County?

Code of Maryland Regulations 10.17.01 Swimming Pools and Spas

Howard County Code of Ordinances