Frederick County pool operator cards are $15.00 and good for three (3) years from date of course. Cards are not available on a walk-in basis. Please submit the information below by email to CommunityServicesOffice@FrederickCountyMD.gov, drop it off at our offices, or place in the black drop-box outside Entrance A (entrance with flagpoles). Once information is received and processed, applicant will be notified that card can be picked up and paid for in person at the Health Department. If you have questions or need other arrangements, please call 301-600-1717.
Copy of photo id- Our computers do not have software compatible with Apple’s HEIC file format. If you are sending photos from an Apple device, please be sure they are in an acceptable file format such as: .jpeg (.jpg), .png, or .pdf.
Copy of pool operator course completion certificate (*Must be an MDH-approved class. Click here to see the list.)
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 cards, well and septic permits, etc. Permit applications can be applied for between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Swimming Pools & Spas
ANNUAL OUTDOOR SWIMMING POOL INSPECTIONS
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.
Frederick County has a bathing beach that is open to the pubic at Cunningham Falls State Park. Water sampling and inspections are conducted and complaints are investigated. For further information about bathing beaches throughout Maryland please check out Maryland Healthy Beaches.