Required yearly inspection before opening
All public swimming pools must pass an inspection before opening for the season.
To prepare for and schedule an inspection:
- Pay your license fee.
- With your fee submit the completed licensing paperwork and copy of your certified pool operator (CPO) certificate.
- Review and complete the items on the outdoor pool checklist.
- To schedule an inspection call 763-324-4273.
Apply for a License
Call 763-324-4260 to speak with a department representative and receive a license application along with the supplemental application.
Submit the Pool Application PLUS the Pool Supplemental Application and applicable license fee to the department.
If purchasing an existing facility with a swimming pool or whirlpool / spa pool, a compliance inspection must be conducted prior to the closing date of the sale. Swimming pool or whirlpool / spa pool licenses are not transferable to person or place. A new license must be obtained before you begin operation of the swimming pool or whirlpool / spa pool.
Plans for new swimming pools or whirlpool / spa pools must be submitted to the Minnesota Department of Health.
Certified Pool Operator
Public pools are required to have a certified pool operator and the operator’s certification must be posted (see Minnesota Rules, part 4717.0650, subpart 5). A certified trained operator must successfully complete a re certification course at least once every five years. For a list of courses, visit the course listings at the Minnesota Department of Health.