Bureau of Environmental Engineering
Swimming Pools and Bathing Beaches
Engineering or architectural plans must be approved by this Department prior to the construction or renovation of a swimming pool, except those owned by an individual for the use of their own family and friends.
A licensed New York State Professional Engineer or Registered Architect will be required to complete an Application Form (EH-365) and submit it to this Department along with the required plan review fee as indicated on the Fee Schedule, an Engineering Report for Swimming Pool Plans (Form DOH-1309), Owner’s Letter of Retention, Consultant’s Letter of Retention, Letter of Sewer Availability from the local sewer district, and four (4) sets of signed and sealed drawings drawn to scale with a site plan. Applications for spray parks must include a completed Recreational Aquatic Spray Grounds Safety Plan (Form DOH-4474) in place of an Engineering Report for Swimming Pool Plans (Form DOH-1309). To check your local sewer district please click here.
Lifeguards employed at these facilities must possess an appropriate current lifeguard certification issued by the Nassau County Department of Parks, Recreation and Museums. Click Here for more information on Lifeguard Certification.
Swimming pools and beaches are required to obtain a permit to operate from this Department. All facilities are required to apply for a permit at least 30 days before the expiration of a permit or at least 30 days before the opening of a swimming pool. If you would like to apply for a permit please click here for an application, a description of proper insurance forms, a fee schedule, and a list of further documents needed.