Pool Permit Process

The Snohomish Health District reviews plans for new, altered, and remodeled spas, pools, and other public water contact features. Existing water recreation facilities must apply for an annual permit and are inspected two to three times each year. For annual permit costs, see our Living Environment fee schedule.

All public water recreation facilities must be constructed and operated in accordance with Washington State law, including:

  • Spa pools
  • Spray pools
  • Swimming pools
  • Wading pools
  • Water contact fountains
  • Water slides

Pool permit fees

Snohomish Health District fees are required by state law to cover our costs in regulating businesses to protect the public.

An annual permit is required in order to operate a water recreational facility. Permit renewal invoices are sent out in advance, with fees due within 30 days. Permits are valid from June 1 through May 31st and are not transferable.


For questions, contact us at 425-339-8600 or by email.