This program ensures that all public and semi-public aquatic facilities follow proper safety guidelines.  These facilities include public pools, training facilities, spas and interactive water features.


  • Plan Review: This is a review of physical construction plans for all new and remodel construction to ensure the facility is compliant with the current state & local health and safety codes.
  • Certificate of Occupancy Inspection: This required inspection ensures the new facility was constructed in accordance with the approved plans.  This is the final step prior to obtaining a permit.
  • Change of Ownership Inspection: This required inspection allows a prospective owner to acquire a permit for a previously permitted facility.  As permits are non-transferable, the inspection must take place prior to ownership changing hands.
  • Permit to Operate: This application must be paid and once approved allows the owner to obtain a permit to operate a pool, spa or public interactive water feature.

Permit Fee Schedule

View the fee schedule for Austin and Travis County effective October 1, 2019, for all permits and services.

NOTE: All fee schedules dated and posted prior to October 1, 2019 are no longer in effect.


  • Plan Review Checklist: View the checklist for details concerning all necessary  items for physical construction plans as well as proper annotation guidelines.
  • Main Drain Separation Distance: View the notification that pools and spas must be compliant with the minimum separation requirement between suction outlets.

Frequently Asked Questions

General FAQ



Phone: 3-1-1; or visit 3-1-1 online
Physical Address: 1520 Rutherford Lane, Austin, TX 78754 See Map
Mailing Address: PO Box 142529, Austin, TX 78714
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