Pool Operator Licensing
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 $57 for a new card, or $5 for a replacement card. Complete instructions are included in the application.
COVID-19 Pool Guidance
For the most updated guidance regarding COVID-19 and operating public or private swimming pools, please visit our COVID-19 page
Residential Pool Safety
Pool Construction Information
Please contact the Community Hygiene Program at 410-313-1773.
What regulations apply to public or semi-public swimming pools in Howard County?