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Bathing Establishment with Pool (Annual & Seasonal)

New Application Fees $1980.00 HOW TO APPLY
Renewal Fees $245.00 OPERATING & RENEWING
Renewal Cycle Annually OPERATING & RENEWING


City Health and Mental Hygiene, Department of

This permit is required to install, operate or construct any bathing establishment (pool) in New York City, including bathing establishments owned or operated by city agencies, commercial interests or private entities including, but not limited to, public or private schools, corporations, hotels, motels, camps, apartment houses, condominiums, country clubs, gymnasiums and health establishments.<br/><br/>

This permit is not required for (1) a pool or sauna and steam rooms within a one or two family dwelling, or a dwelling unit of a multiple dwelling, that is solely for non-commercial use by the occupants, (2) a float tank or relaxation tank used by one person at a time, (3) pools used only for religious purposes (ritual immersion), or (4) spa pools used for prescribed medical therapy or rehabilitation and under medical supervision.

The requirements for both the Annual Bathing Establishment Permit (Type 41) and the Seasonal Bathing Establishment Permit (Type 42) are the same, but they have different expiration dates and renewal fees. The expiration date for the Annual permit is April 30. The Seasonal Bathing establishment permit expires on November 1 of each year. A Renewal Certificate, Form 401 is mailed to the facility upon expiration of the permit and must be renewed to satisfy the regulatory requirements of the New York City Health Code. Please see the Fee section, below, for additional details.

NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DoHMH)

Office of Public Health Engineering/Building Water Supply

42-09 28th Street


Long Island City NY 11101
Phone (718) 786-6004

For further assistance, please call 311 and ask for: Bathing Establishment Permit

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