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In late 2004, the Public Health Code (PHC), 1978 PA 238, as amended, authorized the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) to charge construction permit and license fees for public swimming pools. These fees replaced the general fund tax dollars formerly used to fund the public swimming pool program. The PHC also authorized that these fees be adjusted every three (3) years by an amount that reflects the cumulative annual percentage change in the Detroit consumer price index. The sixth and most recent three-year change is in effect beginning 10/01/2022 with an increase of 16.2%.

For convenience, a PDF version of the fee schedule below is available for download.

The adjusted Public Swimming Pool Construction Permit (CP) and License fee schedule based on the pool surface area is as follows and is effective through 2025. Spray pad fee is based on tank area, not footprint of spray area, and are generally 500 sq ft or less.

Swimming Pool Fee Category

Adjusted Fee

CP 0-500 sq. ft.


CP 501-1500 sq. ft.


CP 1501-2400 sq. ft.


CP 2401-4000 sq. ft.


CP 4001+ sq. ft.


Modification CP


Initial license 0-500 sq. ft.


Initial license 501-1000 sq. ft.


Initial license 1001-1500 sq. ft.


Initial license 1501-2000 sq. ft.


Initial license 2001-2500 sq. ft.


Initial license 2501-3500 sq. ft.


Initial license 3501-4500 sq. ft.


Initial license 4501+ sq. ft.


Initial license modification


Renewal license by December 31


Late fee after December 31 to April 30

$81 + $100

Lapsed fee after April 30

$81 + $150

License transfer


EGLE has revised the Public Swimming Pool Construction Permit Application to reflect the adjusted fee schedule.

Pre-printed license invoices mailed to public swimming pool owners, generally in October, will have the correct licensing fee. Please note that the late fee adds $100 to the annual renewal fee and is assessed after December 31 through April 30. The lapsed fee adds another $50 to the annual renewal fee and is assessed after April 30.

Please note that local health departments are entitled to, and may collect, additional fees for services provided, such as swimming pool inspections. Please contact your local health department for their fee information and schedule. Please do not send the local health department inspection fee to EGLE.