(A) No person shall operate or maintain a public swimming pool, public spa, or special use pool without a license issued by the licensor having jurisdiction.
(B) Every person who intends to operate or maintain an existing public swimming pool, public spa, or special use pool shall, during the month of April of each year, apply to the licensor having jurisdiction for a license to operate the pool or spa. Any person proposing to operate or maintain a new or otherwise unlicensed public swimming pool, public spa, or special use pool shall apply to the licensor having jurisdiction at least thirty days prior to the intended start of operation of the pool or spa. Within thirty days of receipt of an application for licensure of a public swimming pool, public spa, or special use pool, the licensor shall process the application and either issue a license or otherwise respond to the applicant regarding the application.
(C) Each license issued shall be effective from the date of issuance until the last day of May of the following year.
(D) Each licensor administering and enforcing sections 3749.01 to 3749.09 of the Revised Code and the rules adopted thereunder may establish licensing and inspection fees in accordance with section 3709.09 of the Revised Code, which shall not exceed the cost of licensing and inspecting public swimming pools, public spas, and special use pools.
(E) Except as provided in division (F) of this section and in division (B) of section 3749.07 of the Revised Code, all license fees collected by a licensor shall be deposited into a swimming pool fund, which is hereby created in each health district. The fees shall be used by the licensor solely for the purpose of administering and enforcing this chapter and the rules adopted under this chapter.
(F) An annual license fee established under division (D) of this section shall include any additional amount determined by rule of the director of health , which the board of health shall collect and transmit to the director pursuant to section 3709.092 of the Revised Code. The amounts collected under this division shall be administered by the director of health and shall be used solely for the administration and enforcement of this chapter and the rules adopted under this chapter.
Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.127,HB 487, §101.01, eff. 9/10/2012.
Amended by 128th General AssemblyFile No.9,HB 1, §101.01, eff. 10/16/2009.
Effective Date: 07-24-1990