Swimming Pool, Spa & Bathing Beach

Bathing Beaches

In Frederick County, the Health Department licenses 2 public bathing beaches, Cunningham Falls State Park and Catoctin Quaker Camp. Water sampling and inspections are conducted and complaints are investigated. For further information about bathing beaches throughout Maryland please check out Maryland Health Beaches.

Swimming Pools & Spas

Indoor and outdoor public swimming pools and spas are licensed by the Frederick County Health Department. Inspections are conducted prior to pool openings and during the season. Pool operators that are working in Frederick County will need a Frederick County Pool Operator's Card issued by the Health Department.

To get information about obtaining a Frederick County Pool Operator's Card or to make a complaint about a public swimming pool please call the FCHD at 301-600-1717.


Effective December 15, 2017
Permit application processing within Environmental Health Services will end at 4:30 p.m.  This includes, but is not limited to burning permits, temporary food permits, pool operator permits, well and septic permits, etc.  Permit applications can be applied for between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.


Forms for Pools & Pool Operators