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Bathing Establishment without Pool (Steam Room, Sauna and Spray Ground)

New Application Fees $1,120.00 HOW TO APPLY
Renewal Fees $260.00 OPERATING & RENEWING
Renewal Cycle Annually OPERATING & RENEWING


City Health and Mental Hygiene, Department of

The Bathing Establishment without a Pool permit is required to install, operate or construct a bathing establishment without a pool (a Steam Room, Sauna or Spray Ground) in New York City.<br/><br/>

The permit approval process is comprised of three parts:

  • Part I: Application Review
  • Part II: Construction Inspection
  • Part III: Permit Review and Issuance

Approval of the permit will be granted when the pool is designed, constructed and completed in accordance with the New York City Health Code and The New York State Sanitary Code, linked below under Additional Information. Final approval of the permit may include other requirements determined as necessary by the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene's (DOHMH) Office of Public Health Engineering.

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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