Swimming Pools & Bathing Beaches

COVID-19 Information for Public Swimming Pools: 

Maryland Department of Health (MDH) and CDC guidance for swimming pools is below.

Pool Operators

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.

  • Phone number
  • Mailing address
  • Copy of photo id 
  • Copy of pool operator course completion certificate (Must be an MDH-approved class. Click here to see the list.)


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.

Forms for a New Pool or New Equipment at an Existing Pool 

Forms for Annual Permits

Forms for Pool Operation

Bathing Beaches

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.