Public Pools and Spas Program, Lifeguard and Pool Operator Licenses

Last updated: July 9, 2018

Phone: 410-222-7217

The Anne Arundel County Department of Health inspects public swimming pools and spas to monitor health and safety conditions at each facility.

Maryland State and County regulations provide the minimum requirements for the operation of public swimming pools and spas. Inspectors closely evaluate public swimming pools and spas for specific health and safety conditions, which are likely to contribute to injuries and waterborne disease. If a health or safety violation is observed, the condition must be corrected immediately or the public swimming pool or spa risks being closed.

The program is also responsible for licensing lifeguards and pool operators and investigating complaints about public pools, spas and tanning salons.

Lifeguard/Pool Operator Licensing Office
3 Harry S. Truman Parkway
Annapolis, MD 21401
Monday – Friday, except holidays
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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Assistance for Services:

  • Inspections — 410-222-7217
  • Licenses (Pool Operators and Lifeguards) — 410-222-7217
  • Operating Permits – Public Pools and Spas — 410-222-7217
  • Review of Construction Plans — 410-222-7217
  • Complaints — 410-222-7193

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