As the warmer weather returns, it’s crucial to be aware of the swimming pool licensing requirements in Denver. The Denver Department of Excise and Licenses emphasizes that any establishment operating a swimming pool, spa, or hot tub for public use, especially at condominium and apartment complexes, must hold a valid license. This is separate from the residential rental property license, which is mandatory for properties with multiple units available for rent for more than 30 days. Private swimming pools used solely for family purposes are exempt from licensing, while renting out private pools for commercial purposes is prohibited in Denver.

To obtain or renew a swimming pool license, visit the department’s website for the application process. Licenses must be renewed annually, and failure to renew before expiration will result in a temporary cessation of operations until the license is renewed. If your previous license has been expired for more than 90 days, a new application must be submitted.

Failure to comply with the swimming pool licensing requirement may lead to citations and fines ranging from $150 to $999, payable within 14 days of issuance. License applications can be submitted via email, the U.S. Postal Service, or in-person at the downtown Denver office by appointment (201 W. Colfax Ave., Department 206).

It’s important to spread this information with rental property owners/managers and encourage them to stay updated by signing up for the residential rental property informational bulletin, which provides news and updates about the program. Past updates can be accessed on the department’s website. Stay compliant and ensure the safety and legality of your swimming pool operations in Denver.

For questions or additional information about Denver’s licensing requirements for swimming pools, contact Axium Inspections!