Recreational Health

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

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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(PDF, 132KB)


Minor Pool Remodel Form(PDF, 238KB)

Replastering Form(PDF, 199KB)

 VGB Replacement Form(PDF, 127KB)

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) 455-4646
 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  $662 each/year
 B. Pool  $545 each/year 
 C. Water Park  $674 each/year
 D. Multiple Pool  $412 each/year
 E. Multiple Spa  $298 each/year
 F. Multiple Water Park Pool  $1,207 each/year
 G. Non-Operational Pool  $282 each/year
 Public Pool Plan Check  $2,228 each/year
 Minor Pool Remodel  $229 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) 455-4646 

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