Recreational Health

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At this time, the County of Fresno is in Stage 2 Recovery of the California State Order which prohibits the opening of Public Pool Facilities. The State of California has provided a reopening COVID 19 Roadmap. In preparation for the reopening of public pool facilities, the County of Fresno has developed Recreational Health Operational Procedures for the Prevention of the Spread of COVID 19 guidelines that must be completed by pool operators prior to the reopening of their public pool facility.

The following additional links may prove useful regarding public pool facility reopening:

CDC Coronavirus considerations for aquatic venues:

Considerations for Public Pools, Hot Tubs, and Water Playgrounds During COVID-19

Coronavirus and swimming information:

CDC guide to Visiting Parks and Recreational Facilities

USA Swimming Facility Re-Opening Messaging and Planning

CDC Coronavirus Communication Resources


Environmental Health staff conducts routine and complaint inspections of public swimming pools to ensure that they remain free of safety hazards and communicable diseases. Public pools include swimming pools, spa pools, and wading pools at schools, community pools, mobile home parks, commercial sites, health clubs, resorts, apartments, condominiums, theme parks, motels and hotels.

Fresno County Environmental Health Division's inspection reports are now available online at

Water Safety 

Plan Check

Plans and specifications for new and remodeled pools must be submitted prior to construction to ensure that the pool facility complies with the minimum construction and safety requirements. Complete the following form, whichever is applicable:


New Pool Construction Form


Minor Pool Remodel Form

Replastering Form

 VGB Replacement Form

Please Note: All Sections of the Form(s) Must Be Completed. Incomplete Forms Will Not Be Accepted.

Plans must be submitted to the Environmental Health Division and the Fresno County Department of Public Works and Planning, Building and Safety, for review and approval when constructing or remodeling public swimming pool facilities in the unincorporated areas of Fresno County. (see below) If the pool is located in an incorporated city, plans must be submitted to the building department of the incorporated city and Environmental Health for plan checking. Pool plan check fees will apply.

 Fresno County Environmental Health Division
1221 Fulton Street, Third Floor
PO Box 11867
Fresno CA 93775-1867
Telephone (559) 600-3357 FAX (559) 600-7629
 Fresno County Department of Public Works and Planning
2220 Tulare Street
Fresno CA 93721
Telephone (559) 600-4540


Current Fees:

 Public Swimming Pools
 A. Spa  $611 each/year (eff. 10/10/19)
 B. Pool  $503 each/year (eff. 10/10/19)
 C. Water Park  $622 each/year (eff. 10/10/19)
 D. Multiple Pool  $380 each/year (eff. 10/10/19)
 E. Multiple Spa  $275 each/year (eff. 10/10/19)
 F. Multiple Water Park Pool  $1,114 each/year (eff. 10/10/19)
 G. Non-Operational Pool  $261 each/year (eff. 10/10/19)
 Public Pool Plan Check  $2,056 each/year (eff. 10/10/19)
 Minor Pool Remodel  $212 per project


Recreational Health Information and Forms

California Assembly Bill 1020 (2009) adds Sections 116064.1 and 116064.2 to the California Health and Safety Code. These sections incorporate provisions of the federal Virginia Graeme Baker (VGB) Pool and Spa Safety Act into California state law with the intent of preventing suction entrapments and drownings. 

CDPH Compliance Form (with instructions) – This form is to be used to verify compliance and must be submitted to this office.

Laws and Regulations

Other Recreational Health Links

Our Location: 1221 Fulton Street, 3rd Floor
PO Box 11867, Fresno CA 93775-1867

Phone: (559) 600-3357 Fax: (559) 600-7629

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm
(Closed 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm)